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Service Camp Intern: Pittsburgh Project, The Pittsburgh Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Organization: The Pittsburgh Project
Contact Name: Lauren Pfeiffer
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 2801 North Charles Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15214  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
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City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Job Description: Service Camp Staff are responsible for the programmatic and relational elements of our residential Summer Service Camp. Service Camp Staff are also responsible for the preparation, outfitting, and care of work crews of teenagers in grades 6-12, and their adult leaders, who perform home repairs for elderly and disabled homeowners, for each of the 8 one-week sessions. Staff will build redemptive and relational bridges among teenagers and vulnerable homeowners. By serving Service Camp participants both on and off our campus, staff will demonstrate relational hospitality modeled after Christ. These staff members must live at The Project and be at least 20 years old. Having your own vehicle* is helpful/preferred. Job responsibilities include the following:
  • Model an intentional Christian faith
  • Demonstrate Christ-like hospitality through service and kindness to all Service Camp participants and homeowners
  • Serve as a high-energy role model for Service Camp participants, learning names of campers and building friendships with those teenagers ages 12-18 throughout each of the 8 one-week sessions
  • Run daily program for 200 campers including up-front skits, disc jockeying at meals, setting-up, running and breaking-down evening special events, and facilitating small and large group initiative games
  • Travel* to worksites daily to visit homeowners and work crews. At the beginning of the week, take pictures and video of the home repair being performed by students at worksites. Throughout the week, assist craftsmen staff in providing for work crews
  • Organize tools and supplies for work crews and help to unload the weekly delivery truck
  • Build friendships with and act as a liaison for vulnerable homeowners and students as you work alongside of them during daily worksite visits
  • Facilitate nightly group Bible discussions for about 30 teenagers addressing topics like Christian servant leadership, mercy, loving your neighbor, and justice
  • Take an active part in "Club," our large group time of worship, skit, and talk
  • Share your personal testimony with the entire camp several times throughout the summer
  • Act as a server in the dining hall during breakfast and dinner, as needed
  • Facilitate nightly lights-out for campers
  • Take part in all scheduled events
  • Live onsite in the staff quarters while camp is in session
  • Contribute to community life by serving where needed
  • Attend weekly Service Camp Staff meeting with the Service Camp Supervisor
  • Meet regularly for staff and community meetings
  • *The Pittsburgh Project will pay for work-related gas and oil expenses Requirements
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a summer (May 31-August 12) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
  • For more information or to apply visit cityvisioninternships.org. For more information about this site visit The Pittsburgh Project.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

Benefits Offered:

  • Housing or Rental Stipend

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Length of Trip

Summer (June-Aug)

Initially Posted: 03/31/2015
Last Updated: 04/15/2018

(this opportunity is not scheduled for a specific date)