Whether you are looking for an afternoon project or a summer-long experience, Week of Compassion’s partners have a number of opportunities for mission available. Here are three upcoming opportunities.
Apply For Disciples Volunteering Summer Internships
Are you a young adult - or do you know any young adults (in their 20s) - looking for a summer of service, adventure, and education? Disciples Volunteering is accepting applications for its Summer Mission Intern program! As an intern, you will see a different part of our American experience, make life better for someone else, and become a better you. Previous interns have served at All Peoples Christian Center in Los Angeles, Yakama Christian Mission in White Swan, WA, UrbanSpirit in Louisville, KY, Kansas Christian Home near Wichita, as well as communities in Appalachia, South Texas, the Great Plains, the industrial Midwest, and the Gulf Coast; they have gone on to become teachers, pastors, therapists, lawyers and such — all looking for ways to heal and strengthen our communities (and one who crafted a cook-book of local dishes). If you're in your 20s, this could be your thing! How will you serve? What will you learn? Click here for more information or here to apply, and do it soon! Applications are due February 14. Interviews start soon after that, with placement announcements made by mid-March.
CWS School Kits Supply Running Low
CWS School Kits give children in impoverished schools, refugee camps, or other difficult settings some of the basic tools for learning. Currently, the supply of kits in the CWS warehouse is running low and needs to be replenished.
Assembling school kits is a great mission project for groups of just about any age or interest, and the impact these kits make in communities affected by poverty or disaster is remarkable.
For More information, including instructions for assembling CWS School Kits, click here.
Children’s Disaster Services Training Workshop
Children’s Disaster Services is pleased to announce that its next training workshop will be held in LaVerne, California from March 1-2, 2014
Since 1980, Children’s Disaster Services has been caring for children after disasters in shelters and assistance centers by providing volunteers specially trained and certified to care for children who have experienced a disaster. Using techniques that utilize toys that encourage expression, volunteers provide a calm safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by a disaster. Although CDS is part of the Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries, this workshop is open to anyone over the age of 18. For more details about the workshop and CDS, including registration details, visit the website.
This Week's Responses
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Namibia, Drought Relief
Development and Long-Term Recovery and Rehabilitation
Ecuador, Education and Health Support