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Summer Missionary: Appalachian Outreach, Appalachian Outreach, Jefferson City, Tennessee

Organization: Appalachian Outreach
Contact Name: Jean-Ann Washam
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 190 West Old A. J. Hwy.
Jefferson City, Tennessee  37760  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Tutoring, Social Services, Sales/Marketing/Public Relations, Management, Indirectly Serving People, Immigrants and Refugees, Human Resources / Volunteer Management, Homelessness and Housing, Environment, Education, Disabilities Ministry, Counseling / Addiction / Rec
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


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: Department: Home Repair/Ministry Center/SHFM Reports To: HR Coordinator; MC Coordinator; SHFM Coordinator; Appalachian Outreach Executive Director Summary Description: The AO Summer Missionary is an integral member of the Appalachian Outreach team. The AO Summer Missionary is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the Summer Program while assisting the Appalachian Outreach Coordinators. The AO Summer Missionary works specifically with short term volunteers, daily volunteers, C-N students and the families that we serve. Functional Description: ? Assist with checking-in Volunteer Teams into C-N dorms. This includes, but not limited to: checking rooms prior to Team arrival, giving keys to Teams for check-in, assist with carrying Team luggage to their rooms, retrieving keys from Teams at check-out. ? Create and implement a Volunteer Orientation program for the Sunday Orientation. ? Assist in setting up the Samaritan House Family Ministries multipurpose room for Sunday evening Orientation and dismantle room as needed. ? Manage preparing lunches for Volunteer Teams each morning, while keeping organized the lunch bins/coolers and Bin Prep Room. ? Participate in all morning/evening staff meetings as required. ? Assist in loading/unloading building materials and tools to appropriate vehicle(s). ? Assist in delivering/retrieving building materials and tools to appropriate job site. ? Process donations for the Clothing Closet, Thrift Store and Recycling. ? Oversee and assist with daily Kids Club operations. ? Assist with the daily operations of the SHFM as assigned. ? Work with Volunteer Team to accomplish assigned work projects. ? Communicate needs of Volunteer Teams to the Coordinator. ? Participate in all evening diner activities as assigned. Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Required skill: ? Desire to serve Christ through serving people. ? Sensitivity to issues of poverty. ? Flexibility and patience in work and daily living. ? Self-motivated, results-oriented and initiative driven. ? Team Player ? Excellent communication skills, a good listener and record keeping skills. ? Competent writing skills and basic computer skills. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. These include but are not limited to the following: ? Lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds. ? Work out side in all weather conditions. General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations; including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation. Employee Expectations: The Ministry expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for Christian institution; to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University, as well as fellow employees. Benefits: For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
  • Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Mission, and Business Administration.
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
  • Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).
  • For Interns with a Bachelors Degree: Two-Year MBA Fellowship
  • Full Scholarship for an MBA through Bakke Graduate University (worth over $18,000; does not include graduation fees or optional travel fees)
  • Two years of supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35 hours/week.
  • Bachelor's degree required to apply. (more)
  • 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 one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (and stipend if you opt for the One Year Paid Internship) 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 .

    Short Term Mission Trip Details

    Benefits Offered:

    • Free Graduate Bakke Tuition
    • Free Undergrad City Vision Tuition
    • Housing or Rental Stipend

    This cost includes:

    Length of Trip

    Summer (June-Aug)

    Initially Posted: 03/01/2016
    Last Updated: 03/02/2016