World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program is your one-stop shop for getting connected to ministry. Whether you are interested in a one-week work team, a tour to visit program sites, a six month placement, or a multi-year internship, World Renew has a place for you.

Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below. This page will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often.  If you have a specific type of volunteer placement in mind, or are unsure of exactly how your gifts could be utilized, contact us. We’d love to spend some time talking to you.

We’re also excited to announce our new project specifically geared at teens and young adults. SWAP (Serve With A Purpose) is a great way to prepare young people for service overseas and get them thinking about it and fundraising for it a few years in advance. Find out more by e-mailing globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net (please include your phone number in your message).

In addition to these volunteer opportunities, World Renew has a special program that connects volunteer International Relief Managers with opportunities to manage disaster response projects overseas. For more information please click here.

Bangladesh

CREATION CARE TOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Bangladesh
Dates: November 1 - 15th, 2014
Application Deadline: July 1, 2014

In North America, concern about environment degradation is important to us, but isn’t usually part of our daily lives. But not everyone has this luxury. Environmental deterioration is clear and pressing in the lives of the world’s poorest people.

People who live in extreme poverty subsist on the crops they can grow from the marginal land relegated to them by more prosperous citizens. Their lives truly depend on the health and productivity of their environment.

Because 81 percent of Bangladesh’s mostly rural population lived on less than US$2 a day last year, it’s a stunning example of the need for strategic action in caring for creation.

Believers in Jesus Christ have a unique role to play as stewards of creation because we believe that “our world belongs to God” and we honor him with our management of it.

Do you want to find out what the church is doing to better care for creation?
Do you want to increase your capacity and influence in environmental action?

Join World Renew's Creation Care Tour to Bangladesh from November 1 - 15, 2014. 

Creation Care Poster
Creation Care Brochure
Application Form

This tour is a joint-agency effort with World Renew, Christian Reformed World Missions, and the CRC's Office of Social Justice.

For more information, contact one of the following organizers: 

CRC Office of Social Justice
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap
616-241-1691, ext. 2812
kschaap@crcna.org

World Renew U.S.
Mary Dykstra
800-552-7972
mdykstra@worldrenew.net

World Renew Canada
Iona Buisman
800-730-3490
ibuisman@worldrenew.net

Cambodia

RESEARCH/WRITER/DOCUMENTATION VOLUNTEER

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Number of Positions: 1

Expected Length of Service: 6 months

Dates Opportunity is Available: January 2014

Purpose:
World Renew has been doing integrated community development in Cambodia since 1996. The World Renew team in Cambodia includes an internationally recruited Country Consultant (CC), 16 local staff and 2 Norwegian staff seconded from Norwegian Mission Alliance. This team, based in Phnom Penh, work alongside five local NGO partners and 8 local churches to do integrated community development in 95 rural communities in Cambodia. The work is financially supported by several international donors, as well as by churches and individual constituents.

While many of the local staff speaks English, their written English usually requires editing. As the only native English speaker in the office, the CC is required to devote a great deal of time to either writing or editing proposals, reports, newsletters and stories of transformation. The CC is seeking the help of a volunteer to support World Renew-Cambodia in this work. This could be an excellent developmental opportunity for the right candidate who would be coached and supported by the CC and staff throughout the volunteer placement.

Specific Responsibilities:
The volunteer would work very closely with the CC. He or she would be exposed to all aspects of the work of the office and would be required to provide support to the CC on a wide variety of tasks. Responsibilities could include, but would not be limited to, the following:

  • Helping to prepare materials for daily devotions as appropriate. The could include researching materials relevant to issues which the office may be facing, or relevant to seasons such as Easter;
  • Helping to write proposals to donors. This could involve researching needs of partners and staff, researching opportunities, and drafting the proposal in collaboration with staff and the CC;
  • Reviewing reports prepared by the Program Manager, editing those reports in consultation with the Program Manager and Program Officers as appropriate
  • Helping to prepare agendas for meetings and materials to be distributed at meetings. Taking minutes of the meetings for review by participants.
  • Helping to prepare quarterly newsletters for constituents. This involves writing articles, taking photos and selecting and editing ‘stories of transformation’ which have been provided by partners.
  • Accompanying the CC to the field for field visits and meeting with Partners. Taking notes of meetings and reflections of lessons learned as appropriate.
  • Assisting in the review and revision of a variety of documents that guide the work in the office including MOUs with various partners, Code of Conduct and procedure manuals.
  • Assisting to refine the structure of the information management system used to store and retrieve shared documents which is currently being set up on Google drive, and helping to ensure that documents are properly filed.

Qualifications:
Qualifications include the following:

  • Superior written and verbal communication in English
  • Good problem solver and decision maker
  • Good analytic and conceptual skills
  • Creative and competent skills in researching issues and finding relevant information
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable living and working in a developing country context
  • Eager to learn new things
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt in a context which is frequently changing
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft work, excel, power point

Expectations of the volunteer:
1) Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
2) Ability to pass a background check;
3) Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
4) Attend an orientation session in the Home Office
5) Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget:
TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $9,400.00 US (est. total will be adjusted to reflect actual costs) budget includes roundtrip airfare, in country travel, food, field expenses and pre-field expenses. Housing will be provided by World Renew-Cambodia program.

Pre-field Expenses:
Medical and Travel insurance
Communication

Costs not included in total budget:
Passport
Immunization required and prescription medication
Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits:
1) Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
2) An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships;
3) A chance to learn from, serve and be served by a different culture;
4) The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not know the Gospel;
5) Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Cambodia;
6) Apply your current gifts and talents and discover some new ones;
7) Grow in your understanding of the basic principles and tools of community development.
9) Gain personal satisfaction by seeing first-hand how your prayers and contributions to World Renew have impacted communities in Cambodia;
10) Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the social/political situation in Cambodia;
11) Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided:
World Renew agrees to provide...

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew country staff;
  • consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

FINANCE/SYSTEMS VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED***

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Number of Positions: 1

Expected Length of Service: 3 months

Dates Opportunity is Available:  
May 1 - July 31, 2014 after acceptance into the World Renew Global Volunteer Program

Purpose: 
World Renew has been doing integrated community development in Cambodia since 2001. An internationally recruited Country Consultant manages World Renew’s program in Cambodia. She provides leadership to 16 local staff and 2 Norwegian staff seconded from Norwegian Mission Alliance. 5 local NGO partners and 8 local churches in 95 rural communities implement world Renew programs in Cambodia. 

In May 2014, the Finance Manager is expecting to take maternity leave for a period of three months. This coincides with training, deputation and home leave which would take the Country Consultant from the office for approximately 6 weeks

Specific Responsibilities: 
The most important role for the volunteer is to assume the duties of the finance manager while she is on maternity leave. However, the Management Team also sees this as good opportunity to draw on the experience of an expert who can bring experience from other organizations, to review our systems and procedures, and advise on how they could be improved and updated.

Responsibilities of the volunteer would include the following:

  • Provide financial oversight for the operations of World Renew in Cambodia.
  • Supervise office staff – Finance Assistant, Secretary, Driver/Librarian, Custodian, and guards.
  • Manage major purchases and office procedures according to World Renew policies.
  • Manage and coordinates the use and maintenance of World Renew vehicles.
  • Approve general office expenditures.
  • Build capacity or both World Renew and its partners in Cambodia in the area of financial management
  • Prepares Financial reports – monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual – as required by World Renew
  • International, Funding Partners and to the MT and to the POs (by partner).
  • Processes all staff advances and quarterly advances to partners as needed and approved by PTL/PM or CC.
  • Member of the Management Team
  • Manage World Renew working fund and bank accounts
  • Conduct a review of World Renew in Cambodia policies and procedures related to human resources, finance and administration, in order to provide recommendations for improving them to better reflect current best practice.

Qualifications:
Qualifications include the following:

  • At least 10 years of experience providing financial oversight to an organization operating in an international context with a an annual budget exceeding $500,000
  • Good knowledge of current best practice in financial and administrative systems and procedures
  • Comfortable working and living in a developing country setting
  • Proven expertise in management, problem solving and decision making in a cross cultural context
  • Previous experience working with World Renew an asset
  • Good knowledge of Quick Books accounting system

Expectations of the volunteer:
1) Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
2) Ability to pass a background check;
3) Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
4) Attend an orientation session in the Home Office
5) Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget:
TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $4,410.00US (est. total will be adjusted to reflect actual costs) budget includes roundtrip airfare, food, field expenses and pre-field expenses. Housing will be provided by World Renew-Cambodia program.

Pre-field Expenses:
Medical and Travel insurance
Communication

Costs not included in total budget:
Passport
Immunizations required and prescription medication
Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits:
1) Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
2) An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships;
3) A chance to learn from, serve and be served by a different culture;
4) The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not know the Gospel;
5) Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Cambodia;
6) Apply your current gifts and talents and discover some new ones;
7) Grow in your understanding of the basic principles and tools of community development.
8) Gain personal satisfaction by seeing first-hand how your prayers and contributions to World Renew have impacted communities in Cambodia;
9) Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the social/political situation in Cambodia;
10) Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided: 
World Renew agrees to provide...

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew’s country staff;
  • consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FACILITATOR

Location:  
Chouk, Kampot province, Cambodia
World Renew Partner:
OREDA (Occupation and Rural Economic Development Association)
Number of Positions: 3
Expected Length of Service:
6 weeks – 4 months
Dates Opportunity is Available:  
6-9 months after acceptance into the World Renew Global Volunteer Program

Purpose: Facilitate individual and group English language learning for OREDA partner staff, building on their existing knowledge, so they gain more confidence in using the English language.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate individual and group language learning sessions for OREDA staff and OREDA target school teachers;
  • Write stories of transformation about the work of OREDA in the community;
  • Complete additional tasks as agreed upon with World Renew or OREDA staff, depending on skills of volunteer;
  • Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country.

Qualifications:

  • A mature Christian with a Christ-like attitude, seeing all people as children of God who have value and worth;
  • Six months minimum cross-cultural experience;
  • Excellent command of the English language and the ability to creatively, respectfully and effectively teach English to adult learners. (English teaching experience or ESL training preferred);
  • Creative story writing skills, including the ability to discern the facts and draw out the story in a respectful manner;
  • Khmer language knowledge an asset;
  • An interest in learning about the people of Cambodia and the work of World Renew/OREDA.
  • A willingness to submit to the Partner staff leadership and direction;
  • Ability to live in a small provincial town with few “western” comforts or faces and to be able to live in a tropical climate and working conditions;  
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor. 
     
Benefits:
  • Growth in your faith and relationship with God; 
  • The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not yet know the Gospel;
  • An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships;
  • A chance to learn from, serve and be served by people from a different culture;
  • Develop a personal perspective on poverty, justice, missions and/or development work;
  • Grow in your understanding of the basic principles and tools of community development.

Support Services Provided: 

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew’s country staff;
  • consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;  
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;

Requirements of the Volunteer:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application form, resume/CV and Volunteer Profile;
  • Provide a current (within past year) background check; including a vulnerable sector search;
  • Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
  • Attend an orientation session; and, adhere to ‘CRCNA Standards of Conduct’,  ‘CRCNA Crisis Management Policy’ and any other applicable policies and/or procedures
 
Financial Obligations of the Volunteer:
  • Estimated costs include airfare, housing, food, in-country transportation, field staff support, medical insurance, technological support, visa costs. 
    Total estimated funds needed - $4,780.00 US (6 weeks) $7,485.00 US (4 months)
  • Additional Costs – depending on each individual's personal purchases or trips (this amount may also be reduced or increased based on the needs of the volunteer, fluctuations in currency exchange rate, and current costs)
 
Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond date of return)
 
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Haiti

WEB DESIGN

Location:  Haiti

CRCNA Ministry: World Renew

Number of Positions: 1

Expected Length of Service: 1-6 Days 

Dates Opportunity is Available:  Currently available

Purpose: World Renew partner PWOFOD desires to have a website that will provide resources to area church deacons. The website would provide access to resources used to build capacity and organization in churches throughout Haiti. (potential for further follow up from your home possible.)

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Previous experience in web design;
2. Ability to provide training in maintaining web site to staff;
3. Be willing to share your Christian faith with others;
4. Build relationships with the community by staying open and flexible to the culture around you;
5. Live and worship with the community during the project;
6. Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country;
7. Provide World Renew/PWOFOD with an evaluation of the project;
8. Share your  story or final report with  your church, supporters, and World Renew.

Qualifications:
1. Mature Christian committed to serving Jesus Christ;
2. Experience or giftedness in web design;
3. Language knowledge an asset (Haitian Creole);
4. Some knowledge of Community Development (reading material provided); )
5. Willingness to follow the community’s leadership in the project;
6. Good oral and written communications skills, as well as reporting, planning and organizational skills;
7. Be compassionate, respectful of other cultures, and emotionally stable;
8. Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision in what could be ambiguous situations;
9. Basic competence in Microsoft Word and Excel and web design;
10. Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor. 

Benefits:
1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
2. An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships;
3. A chance to learn from, serve and be served by people from a different culture;
4. The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not yet know the Gospel;
5. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Haiti;
6. Apply your current gifts and talents and discover some new ones;
7. Develop and grow in your understanding of  poverty, justice, missions and/or development work;
8. Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the social/political situation in Haiti
9. Possible recognition in World Renew various communications to supporters.
10. Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided: ServiceLink and World Renew agree to provided
• orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew country staff;
• consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available; 
• opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;

Requirements of the Volunteer:
1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form, resume/CV and Volunteer Profile
2. Provide a current (within 2 years) criminal background check; including a vulnerable sector search.
3. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
4. Attend an orientation session in the Home Office (when possible, or by phone)
5. Adhere to ‘CRCNA Standards of Conduct’,  ‘CRCNA Crisis Management Policy’ and any other applicable policies
      and/or procedures.

Financial Obligations of the Volunteer:  please note that costs are estimated and listed in US funds
• Travel to country $800 - $1,000 (est. round trip to Port-au-Prince)
• Medical and travel insurance $40.00 (est.)
• Food - $75.00 (7 days)
• Lodging - $310.00 (7 days)
• In country transportation – Covered by Haiti Team
• Airport fees – Included in airfare
• Visa – Not needed
• Administrative fee - $75.00

TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $1,500.00 US
Additional Costs – depending on each individual
• Vaccinations, and prescription medication (est. up to $500)
• Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond date of return)
• Communication (i.e. cell phone, internet)
• Tourist trip - if so desired

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

WORK TEAMS


Location
:  Haiti
Size:  10-18 individuals per team
Agencies:  World Renew & CRWM
Project: Working with Sous Espwa (Haitian for “Source of Hope”), a combined ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in Haiti (CRCH), World Renew, CRWM and their partner organizations, in assisting local people in building projects at the ministry centre.
Dates Opportunity Is Available: Now accepting applications for group work teams.
Time Commitment:  8 days in Haiti, plus 10 - 15 hours of reading, orientation and preparation before departure.

Purpose: To facilitate mutual exchanges of resources and experiences between World Renew/CRWM’s North American supporters and the Christian community in Haiti.  Help build relationships and form new partnerships between supporters, local Haitian communities and missionaries so as to continue the work of building God’s kingdom.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Work alongside local labourers and volunteers on building a community ministry center
  2. Build relationships with the community by staying open and flexible to the culture around you
  3. Live and worship with the community during the project
  4. Complete recommended reading and participate in orientation meetings before leaving for Haiti.
  5. Provide CRWM, World Renew and the community with an evaluation of the project;
  6. Complete evaluations and share your experience with your church and/or supporters.

Qualifications

  1. Open to individuals 16 years of age or older as part of a Christian church group, and are a Canadian or US resident
  2. General construction experience in the areas of brick-laying, painting, carpentry, concrete or general handy person – preferably one or two experienced construction workers per team
  3. Ability to do physical work in a tropical climate and sometimes under rustic conditions
  4. Willingness to work under the leadership of the community
  5. Conversational Creole or French is helpful, but not necessary
  6. Be compassionate, respectful of other cultures, and emotionally stable;
  7. Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor:
  8. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and/or churches to give to your opportunity

Budget: The following estimated budget (in US funds) is based on a per person cost. 

  • Materials Fee Donation:  $750 (based on 10 people)
  • Meals, Lodging, In-Country Transportation:  $450 (based on 10 days)
  • Airport departure tax:  $30

Total estimated in country costs per person:  $1,230 US

Other costs to include, but will vary with each team/participant:

  • Airfare to Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • In-Country transportation-$100 - $150 per day for van rental (varies with each team, depending on project location) 
  • Out of country medical and travel insurance  
  • Vaccinations
  • Passport
  • Spending money (recommend about $200)

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
  2. Fellowship with and build new relationships with the local community;
  3. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Haiti;
  4. Partner with World Renew/CRWM staff, learn about their work and encourage them in their efforts to serve the people of Haiti;
  5. A chance to learn from, serve and be served by a different culture;
  6. Through the efforts of your service and partnership, help make a difference in assisting the Haitian church in spreading the Gospel; 
  7. Develop a personal perspective on poverty, missions and community development 
  8. Learn about the history and culture of Haiti;
  9. Gain satisfaction of seeing how your prayers and contributions to World Renew and CRWM have impacted communities in Haiti;
  10. Assist in educating and raising awareness in North America of the social and political situation in Haiti;
  11. Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided:

  1. orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and Haiti staff;
  2. pre-trip orientation is required
  3. consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;  
  4. opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;
  5. recognition in various communications to supporters.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Honduras

SWAP PROGRAM PARTICIPANT (YOUTH OPPORTUNITY)


Location
:  Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Number of Positions: Up to 4 or more individuals ages 16 - 24. 
World Renew Partner Groups Involved: Alfalit, Association for a more just Society (ASJ), Christian Reformed Church of Honduras, Stewardship of Christian Ministries (MCM) and Harvest. Click here for more information on each partner ministry.
Time Commitment:  4 weeks 
Dates Opportunity Is Available:  Accepting applications for summer of 2014.

Purpose:  Participants of Serve with a Purpose (SWAP) Honduras will visit multiple partners to experience and learn from partner staff the work that they are doing in Honduras. You will learn how to appropriately encounter and respond to poverty issues and their root causes. Your experience will enable you to gain a new understanding of loving mercy, acting justly, and walking humbly with God. 

Specific Responsibilities:  

  • Develop practical skills and knowledge by working with the World Renew – Honduras Team
  • Observe and interact with the World Renew – Honduras Country Team and partner staff in daily activities.
  • Visit World REnew partners and participate in scheduled activities.
  • Willingly and joyfully participate in activities that have been agreed upon by the World Renew – Honduras Bridger and the volunteer.

Qualifications

  1. Motivated to volunteer because of their commitment to God.
  2. Willingness to humbly experience a different culture.
  3. Agree to apply and be accepted into the SWAP program and all that it includes.
  4. Willingness to invite others to join you on this journey with prayer and financial support.

Financial Requirements of the Volunteer

  • Transportation: $1000.00 USD (subject to change to reflect actual cost of airfare)
  • Basic in-country costs $2,755.00 USD. This includes housing, food, in-country transportation, insurance, and pre-field expenses. 

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
  2. Exploration of the world of missions
  3. Offers the opportunity to be introduced to a new culture, people and place.  
  4. It allows first-hand work with a partner and the challenges and opportunities that entails.

Support Services Provided

  • Orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and Honduran staff;
  • Pre-trip orientation is required;
  • Consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available; 
  • Opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;
  • Recognition in various communications to supporters. 

If you are interested in applying to be a part of the SWAP Honduras program, contact globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net for more information.

For more information on the SWAP Program, click here

WORK TEAMS


Location
:  Honduras
Size:  8 - 10 individuals per team
Number of Teams:  Open for 2014
Project:  Working with World Renew and one of its partners, who have a number of projects in which volunteers can get involved. These include building latrines, pilas (concrete water containers), bus stop shelters and a small bridge, plus some home improvement projects.
Time Commitment:  7 - 10 days in Honduras, plus 10 - 15 hours of reading, orientation and preparation before departure.
Dates Opportunity Is Available:  Groups may generally choose from any available period between July through October.

Purpose: To facilitate mutual exchanges of resources and experiences between World Renew’s North American supporters and the Christian community in Honduras. Help build relationships and form new partnerships between supporters, local Honduran communities and missionaries so as to continue the work of building God’s kingdom.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Work alongside local labourers and volunteers on any of the projects.                             
  2. Build relationships with the community by staying open and flexible to the culture around you.
  3. Live and worship with the community during the project.
  4. Complete recommended reading and participate in orientation meetings before leaving for Honduras.                  
  5. Team leader to attend 2.5 day orientation workshop at the CRC Home office.
  6. Provide World Renew and the community with an evaluation of the project.
  7. Complete evaluations and share your experience with your church and/or supporters.

Qualifications:

  1. Open to individuals 16 years of age or older as part of a Christian church group, and who are a Canadian or US resident:
  2. General construction experience in the areas of brick-laying, painting, carpentry, concrete or general handy person – preferably one or two experienced construction workers per team
  3. Ability to do physical work in a tropical climate and sometimes under rustic conditions
  4. Willingness to work under the leadership of the community
  5. Conversational Spanish helpful, but not necessary
  6. Be compassionate, respectful of other cultures, and emotionally stable;
  7. Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor:
  8. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and/or churches to give to your opportunity

Budget: The following estimated budget (in US funds) is based on a per person cost.

  • Materials Fee Donation: $600 (based on a 10 person team)
  • Meals, Lodging, In-Country Transportation:  $450 (based on 10 days)
  • Airport departure tax: $35

Total estimated in country costs per person:  $1085 US

Other Costs to include, but will vary with each participant:

  • Airfare to Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Out of country medical and travel insurance 
  • Vaccinations
  • Passport
  • Spending money (recommend about $100)

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
  2. Fellowship with and build new relationships with the local community;
  3. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Honduras;
  4. Partner with World Renew staff, learn about their work and encourage them in their efforts to serve the people of Honduras;
  5. A chance to learn from, serve and be served by a different culture;
  6. Through the efforts of your service and partnership, help make a difference in assisting the Honduran church in spreading the Gospel;
  7. Develop a personal perspective on poverty, missions and community development
  8. Learn about the history and culture of Honduras;
  9. Gain satisfaction of seeing how your prayers and contributions to World Renew have impacted communities in Honduras;
  10. Assist in educating and raising awareness in North America of the social and
  11. political situation in Honduras;
  12. Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided:

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and Honduran staff;
  • pre-trip orientation is required;
  • consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available; 
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;
  • recognition in various communications to supporters. 

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Japan

MISSIONS TEAM - YAMAMOTO-CHO, MIYAGI

 

Opportunity Title:  Service and Learning Work Team Participant 
Location: Yamamoto-cho, Miyagi, Japan
CRCNA Ministry: World Renew
CRCNA Partner:  Nozomi Center and World Missions
Number of Positions: Teams of up to 7 individuals
Expected Length of Service:  12 days plus orientation sessions and reading materials
Dates Opportunity is Available: Ongoing through 2014

Purpose:  We hope that you see your coming as a visible, tangible expression of Christ-like love to the Japanese people. The goal of the service and learning team must be to seek appropriate ways that will express our love for, to encourage, and to strengthen the work in Japan.

Specific Responsibilities:   
1.  Build relationships with Japanese men and women during community activities which may include the following:  fishing with the older men, doing craft activities, weeding, teaching, cooking/baking/grilling, cutting greass, playing with children, possibly teaching a cooking class, introducing home town, 'imoni kai' etc.... helping out with English class.  The November team may cook a Thanksgiving meal for the community;
2.  Learn about the culture and people of Japan;
3.  Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country;
4.  Two team members will be required to get their international drivers license.

Qualifications
1.  Open to individuals 18 years of age or older;
2.  Flexibility to changes in schedules and work needed;
3.  Ability and willingness to do physical work;
4.  Willingness to follow the community’s leadership during the project;
5.  Willingness to demonstrate a Christian lifestyle consistent with Japanese cultural norms at all times during the project;
6.  Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and/or churches to give to your opportunity. 

Benefits:
1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
2. Exploration of the world of missions;
3. Offers the opportunity to be introduced to and learn from a new culture, people and place; 
4. It allows first-hand work with a partner and the challenges and opportunities that that entails;
5. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Japan;
6. Help make a difference in the world through your service;
7. Develop a personal perspective on missions, development work and the effects of trauma from loss;
8. Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the relief and rehabilitation situation in Japan.

Support Services Provided:  World Renew agree to provide:
• orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community and Japan country staff;
• consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;  
• opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done.

Requirements of the Volunteer:
1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form (see below);
2. Provide a current (within 2 years) criminal background check; including a vulnerable sector search;
3. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
4. Participate in orientation;
5. Adhere to ‘CRCNA Standards of Conduct’,  ‘CRCNA Crisis Management Policy’ and any other applicable policies 
      and/or procedures.

Financial Requirements of the volunteer
Pre-field costs:
  $1,000.00 - $1,800.00US Airfare from an international airport (subject to change to reflect actual cost of airfare)
  $30.00 Trip Protection Insurance (est. cost subject to change to reflect actual cost)
  $50.00 Office Support (printing, postage etc.)
  $350.00 Estimated for needed Immunizations
  $100.00 Estimated for Passport application
Matching grant: A matching grant of up to $450.00 is available to assist in covering pre-field costs.

Basic in-country costs
$50.00 per day (covered by a grant) - this includes lodging, food and transportation to and from the airport

Project Expenses
$1200.00 per team to assist in covering project costs.

Personal Expenses: Expenses for souvenirs and snacks or an extra outing that the group may choose to do, are not covered in the above expenses.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Read the story about the first team that served in Japan in September 2011.

Malawi

MONITORING & EVALUATION


Location:  Malawi
Number of Positions: 1
Time Commitment: 1 year with possibility of extension
Dates Opportunity is Available:  June 2012

Purpose:  The Monitoring & Evaluation Volunteer is responsible for ensuring that data related to the performance of the Maternal and Child Health Project is collected, analyzed, and reported in a timely and accurate manner to key project stakeholders, especially to the World Renew and within Nkhoma Relief & Development (NRD). The M & E Volunteer is also responsible for ensuring that the M & E framework becomes an integral part of the program and for strengthening the capacity of the different stakeholders in understanding and interpreting the data/information collected.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  1. In coordination with program staff, collect output and outcome data for project monitoring. This may include...
    • Carrying out household surveys, entering and analyzing the data;
    • Using participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques to collect qualitative information; and
    • Developing forms and procedures for tracking activities and deliverables and collecting reports from the program staff.
  2. Build capacity of program staff in PRA activities and process to ensure conceptual and practical understanding of M&E.
  3. Assist Project Coordinator in analyzing data and use in decision making related to project improvement. 
  4. Assist Project Coordinator in gathering information needed to facilitate process needed for reporting purposes.
  5. Be a team player; 
  6. Be willing to share your Christian faith with others;
  7. Build relationships with the community by staying open and flexible to the culture around you;
  8. Live and worship with the community during the project;
  9. Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country;
  10. Provide World Renew and the community with an evaluation of the project;
  11. Write a story or final report for your church and/or supporters. 

Qualifications: 

  1. Knowledge of results-based management approach, including logic models and indicators;
  2. Knowledgeable about survey design and sampling methods;
  3. Knowledgeable about participatory rural appraisal (PRA) methods;
  4. Strong analytical skills;
  5. Understand the importance of doing monitoring and evaluation in a way that is sensitive to gender considerations;
  6. Ability to do physical work in a tropical climate and sometimes under rustic conditions; 
  7. Willingness to follow the community’s leadership in the project;
  8. Good oral and written communications skills, as well as reporting, planning and organizational skills;
  9. Be compassionate, respectful of other cultures, and emotionally stable;
  10. Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision in ambiguous situations;
  11. Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor.  

Education and/or Experience:

  1. University degree in a development related discipline;
  2. Completed course work in statistics;
  3. Previous professional experience doing work directly related to monitoring and evaluation within the government or NGO sector. Experience related to health programmes or services is preferred;
  4. Six months international cross-cultural experience.

Physical Demands:

Travel 30-50% of the time to the two program districts: Lilongwe and Ntchisi.

Expectations of the volunteer:

  1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
  2. Ability to pass a background check;
  3. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
  4. Attend an orientation session in the Home Office 
  5. Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget:  

Total Estimated Funds Needed
$26,850.00 (est. total will be adjusted to reflect actual costs) budget includes roundtrip airfare, in country travel, housing/food, field expenses and pre-field expenses.

Pre-field Expenses 
Passport 
Vaccinations and required prescription medication 
Medical and Travel insurance 
Communication 

Additional Costs
Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
  2. An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships;
  3. A chance to learn from, serve and be served by a different culture;
  4. The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not know the Gospel;
  5. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Malawi;
  6. Apply your current gifts and talents and discover some new ones; 
  7. Grow in your understanding of the basic principles and tools of community development.  
  8. Gain personal satisfaction by seeing first-hand how your prayers and contributions to World Renew have impacted communities in Malawi;
  9. Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the social/political situation in Malawi;
  10. Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided:

World Renew agrees to provide:

  • Orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew’s country staff;
  • Consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;
  • Opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done; 

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY


Position Title
:  Construction Volunteer Opportunity
Location:  Lilongwe, Malawi
Number of Positions:up to 4 individuals
World Renew Partner: Nkhoma Mission Hospital
Time Commitment:  2 weeks – 2 months
Dates Opportunity Is Available:  Current

PurposeWork with community workers to repair homes on the Nkhoma Mission Hospital compound that provides housing for hospital staff. The goal of the program is to provide safe and secure housing and support for the work of Nkhoma Mission Hospital ways that will express our love for,  encourage, and strengthen their ability to provide quality healthcare in Malawi.

Specific Responsibilities:   

  1. Team One:
         a. Completed Complete restoration of team living quarters. This will include 2 bedrooms, one living/dining room and bathroom.
  2. Future teams:
         a. Repair and paint walls, doors, furnishing shelves, wardrobes, gutters and broken walls as needed in each home.
  3. Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country.
  4. Possibility for teachers to assist in area school or in the Mission Hospital.

Qualifications

  1. Open to individuals 18 years of age or older;
  2. Construction experience required
         a. Team one: plumbing and electrical, possibly brick laying;
         b. Remaining teams: limited to skilled in construction; painters, carpenter, builders;
  3. Teaching – education graduate
  4. Flexibility to changes in schedules and work needed;
  5. Ability and willingness to do physical work;
  6. Willingness to follow the community’s leadership during the project;
  7. Willingness to demonstrate a Christian lifestyle consistent with Malawian cultural norms at all times during the project;
  8. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and/or churches to give to your opportunity. 

Financial Requirements of the volunteer

Pre-field costs:
$2,000.00 - $2,200.00 US Est. airfare from an international airport (subject to change to reflect actual cost of airfare)
$30.00 Trip Protection Insurance (est. cost subject to change to reflect actual cost)
$50.00 Office Support (printing, postage etc.)
$500.00 Estimated for needed Immunizations and anti-malarials
$150.00 Estimated for Passport application if needed

Basic in-country costs:
$100.00 per day for 10 days (this includes lodging, food and transportation to and from the airport, internet, cell phone. See budget for costs for 1 or 2 months.)

Project expenses: 
$1,100.00 per team member to assist in covering project costs. 

Personal expenses:
Expenses for souvenirs and snacks or an extra outing that the group may choose to do, are not covered in the above expenses. 

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
  2. Exploration of the world of missions;
  3. Offers the opportunity to be introduced to and learn from a new culture, people and place;
  4. It allows first-hand work with a partner and the challenges and opportunities that that entails;
  5. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Malawi;
  6. Help make a difference in the world through your service;
  7. Develop a personal perspective on missions, community development work
  8. Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the work of World Renew in Malawi and the work of Nkhoma Mission Hospital

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Mali 

GENDER AND JUSTICE VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:  Based in Bamako, Mali with frequent site visits in various regions that are deemed to be secure for travel.
Number of Positions: 1
CRCNA Ministry Involved: World Renew-Mali
Time Commitment: 18 Months
Dates Opportunity is Available: Currently Available

Purpose: 
To assist World Renew staff in coordination, monitoring and evaluation of sexual abuse prevention, trauma healing, and food security programs in Mali. The volunteer will get hands-on experience working alongside an experienced Program Consultant and will learn practical skills in program monitoring and evaluation.  This volunteer opportunity is geared for a person who has learned about international development from his/her academic studies, and who wants experience in preparation for  a career in community development and justice work in the Global South.

Roles and Responsibilities:

a. Learn Bambara language and West African culture (10% of time):

  • Dedicate time daily or weekly to learning and practicing Bambara  (A home stay for language immersion can be arranged.)
  • Dedicate time daily or weekly to learning about West African culture

b. ​Assist World Renew consultant in managing and coordinating the abuse prevention and trauma healing programs. (60% of time):

  • Become familiar with gender issues and problems of abuse and transactional sex in the West African context.
  • Assist in organizing abuse prevention meetings, attend as an observer, and call participants for follow-up.
  • Monitor the abuse prevention program by interviewing participants, taking photographs,collecting stories and translating into English, and writing reports.   
  • With supervisor and program leaders, develop strategies to promote open and transparent communication between children and youths, parents and church leaders and school administrators. 
  • Encourage the development of youth groups and parents’ groups.
  • Other duties as assigned

c. Monitor and evaluate food security programs of AEDM, ODES, and Kurmari. (20% of time):

  • Visit sites, interview participants, take photographs, and write reports for food security activities, with particular attention to gender and environmental issues.
  • Serve on evaluation teams for food security projects, including the Kurmari program evaluation.

d. Complete reports (5% of time):

  • For World Renew Mali office reporting requirements (learning plan, financial reporting, morale reports, etc).
  • For North American Supporters – write quarterly newsletter. 
  • For World Renew Home Office – one short story or narrative which focuses on an individual, family, or group; work and morale reports.

e. Meet with supervisor and Mali team (5% of time)

  • Develop quarterly work plans with supervisor.
  • Review work completed with supervisor for debriefing and feedback, and to identify what has been learned.
  • Participate in World Renew Mali weekly staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • French language competency in reading, writing, and conversation.  Able to translate French reports into English.
  • BA in a related field.
  • Commitment to World Renew core values for community development and Biblical justice.
  • Willing to live in a conservative, predominantly Muslim context.  Must be willing to dress modestly according to local standards and refrain from drinking alcohol in public.
  • Willing to adapt one’s communication style and behavior to build relationships and gain respect in the conservative context of the Malian churches. Because of the cultural context, the intern’s personal behavior reflects on World Renew as an organization.
  • Willing to abide by the World Renew West Africa volunteer dating policy. (It is important that relationships be healthy for each person involved, as well as for the team, the larger community, the local church and the witness for Jesus. See separate document.)
  • Able and willing to work in a team setting
  • Able to work independently, manage time and organize one’s work in a context of  unpredictability and ambiguity

Expectations of the volunteer:
1) Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
2) Ability to pass a background check;
3) Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
4) Attend an orientation session in the Home Office
5) Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget: 
TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $24,000.00US (est. total will be adjusted to reflect actual costs) budget includes roundtrip airfare, food, language training, on-field expenses and pre-field expenses and administrative expenses. A grant will be provided by World Renew of 18,500.00US. The Volunteer is responsible for raising the additional $5,650.00US needed to cover expenses.

Pre-field Expenses:
Medical and Travel insurance
Communication
Airfare
Visa
Immunizations

Costs not included in total budget:
Passport
Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits:
This is an opportunity to contribute to a multi-dimensional program that seeks to expand in relevance and effectiveness. A person who enjoys exploring new approaches and solutions will find this position congenial. This is a hands-on learning opportunity, rather than an academic experience. However, a person interested in applied research will find scope for this interest and we would encourage anyone who is able to combine research and practical programming to consider this opportunity.

Support Services Provided:
World Renew agrees to provide:
- Orientation materials;
- Ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renews country staff;
- Consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available; 
- Opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;
- A financial grant by World Renew.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume/cv to  globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Mozambique

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Location:  Vila Ulongwe, Tete Province, Mozambique
World Renew Partner:  IRM - Igreja Reformada em Mozambique
Number of Positions:  One retired individual or couple
Expected Length of Service:  Minimum of 6 months to 2 years maximum
Dates Opportunity Is Available:  Opportunity dates are dependent upon staff, partner and volunteer availability. Applications are due 4 - 6 months in advance of placement.

Purpose: Work with the management of IRM to analyze and strengthen all areas of their organizational structure.

Specific Responsibilities:  

  1. Learn the regional, country, and community context and culture
  2. Identify “gaps” in employee skills and trainings needed
  3. Build coordination of various IRM departments
  4. Lead department head meetings and employee trainings
  5. Work with department heads to identify duplication 
  6. Streamline and standardize different administrative processes
  7. Help IRM to identify ways of generating additional income 
  8. Create strategic plan to continue the work after the volunteer has departed
  9. Participate and contribute in IRM’s management meetings, staff trainings, and staff devotionals
  10. Complete monthly reports regarding work 
  11. Meet with mentor/supervisor bi-weekly

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of BA or BS in Business Management, Human Resources or other related area.
  2. Four to six years of senior management experience
  3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with staff
  4. Good accounting skills and knowledge of organization financial systems
  5. Working knowledge of Spanish is good, Portuguese is a plus.
  6. Motivated self starter and able to work with little supervision
  7. Resourceful and creative 
  8. A capacity to encourage and foster change 
  9. Some mission experience in developing country, a plus.  
  10. Mature Christian committed to serving and following Christ, who is a Canadian or US resident. 
  11. Able to nurture own faith in a sometimes isolated environment.  
  12. Respectful of and ability to thrive in cross cultural settings. 
  13. Ability to demonstrate much patience and grace in difficult situations 
  14. Ability to work effectively while dealing with the ambiguity of adjusting to another culture.
  15. Demonstrated interest in learning about Christian community development.  
  16. Willing to do work and teach in appropriate ways which can be sustained by partner/community after volunteer has left.  
  17. Able to submit to the culture and organizational practices valued by World Renew and IRM.  
  18. Good oral communication and writing skills. 
  19. Some proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.  Knowledge of Quickbooks, a plus
  20. Ability to invite others into his/her ministry through prayer and financial support. 

Benefits:

  1. Active exploration of Mozambique’s culture
  2. Learn a foreign language 
  3. Utilize your business management skills and experience 
  4. Learn how to build a business structure in a different culture
  5. Increase your international and cross-cultural experiences
  6. Contribute to the IRM’s community development work 
  7. Explore complexities in working to eradicate poverty
  8. Increase your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  9. Learn how to work in a team based environment
  10. Learn or increase skills of living in a developing countr
  11. Gain a better understanding of how foreign governments function
  12. Develop a "greater appreciation for diversity"
  13. Engage in experiential learning

Support Services Provided:  ServiceLink and World Renew agree to provide

  • Pre-departure orientation (Required)
  • Cultural Orientation (Required)
  • Internet Access
  • Field Supervision & Mentorship
  • Ongoing Field Support
  • Language Training
  • Debriefing
  • Career Counseling
  • Assistance and training materials on raising prayer & financial support
  •  Recognition in World Renew’s various communication to supporters

Requirements of the Volunteer:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application form, resume/CV and Volunteer Profile
  • Provide a current (within 2 years) criminal background check; including a vulnerable sector search
  • Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and/or churches to give to this opportunity;
  • Attend an orientation session in the Home Office (when possible, or by phone)
  • Adhere to 'CRCNA Standards of Conduct', CRCNA Crisis Management Policy and any other applicable policies and / or procedures.

Financial Obligations of the volunteer
6 Month Term: Estimation of $9630 US for a single individual, or $15,440 US for a couple for RT Airfare to Mozambique, Transfers, In-country travel, Insurance, Personal Travel Costs, Monthly Living Allowance, Immunizations, Visa Costs, Field Learning Trips and Communication.

Additional Costs - depending on each individual

  • Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond date of return flight)
  • Communication (i.e. cell phone, etc.)
  • Tourist trips - if so desired.

 

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Nicaragua

YOUNG ADULT FOOD STUDY TOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who: Canadian young adults (aged 18-30) interested in hunger and food justice issues with a willingness and ability to live and learn in a rustic environment. Connection with a member is an asset.

Learn about food security programming from the following organizations:

  • Accion Medica Cristiana (World Renew) – Waspam and Tasba Pri (North Atlantic Autonomous Region of Nicaragua)
  • Mennonite Central Committee – Chinandega (North-Western Nicaragua)
  • CEPAD – Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (Presbyterian World Service and Development) – Pantasma, Matagalpa and Jinotepe
  • SoyNica (Presbyterian World Service and Development) – Madriz, Nueva Segovia (Northern Nicaragua)

When: May 5-22, 2014

Where: Nicaragua

Cost: $2,500 per person (financial assistance available where applicable)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
. 
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. 

As a participant you will:

  • Learn more about food security and international development
  • Travel throughout Nicaragua, including the capital city of Managua, rural farming communities, and remote northern communities.
  • Meet Nicaraguans who are contributing to their communities
  • Learn what you can do to contribute to a world without hunger
  • Gain insight into intercultural communication

In return you will be asked to: 

  • Share your experiences with other Canadians through various means (presentations, social media, etc.)
  • Advocate for food justice
  • Support Canadian Foodgrains Bank and its 15 members in their work to end global hunger

More Information:

Please visit foodgrainsbank.ca or contact our youth engagement coordinator at 
youth@foodgrainsbank.ca
 or call 204.926.4245 (Winnipeg) or 
1.800.665.0377 (Toll-free)

If you would like to promote the tour in your church or place of work, click here for a PDF version of the promotional poster.

For a story about our Nicaragua learning tour, read this blog post from 2013 tour participants Rebekah Grisim and Serena Smith.

Click here to view photos from the 2013 tour.

PROGRAM VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose: Provide leadership in the implementation and development of community development and improve the impact of the programs by providing planning, tools and communication.
Term: 2 Year - May 31, 2013 – July 31, 2015
Location(s): Managua, Nicaragua

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support the planning, monitoring, and evaluation processes of programs
  • Participate in the program design and proposal writing
  • Participate in the field annual planning process
  • Coordinate the compilation of the quarterly field newsletter
  • Test various social media networks for on field communication with the CRC constituency
  • Support the development of the partner narrative story writing
  • Assist in the implementation of service learning teams
  • other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Mature Christian, committed to serving Jesus Christ;
  • Compassionate and respectful to other cultures;
  • Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Equipped with a laptop computer and camera.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of cross cultural experience;
  • Excellent people skills and an appreciation for Nicaraguan culture;
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies;
  • Experience in writing human interest stories.

Language Skills:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish.

Physical Demands:

  • Living conditions with unreliable access to water and electricity and increased exposure to illness;
  • Willing to work outside of regular work hours;
  • Willing to use public transportation.

Evaluation of Position:
A work plan will be designed at the start of the internship and evaluated at 6 months and at the end of the internship.

Costs: $14,920.00 USD per year. (Costs are estimated and subject to change to reflect actual expenditures). Budget details available upon request. This is a self-funded volunteer opportunity.

For more information please contact:
US: Mary Dykstra – mdykstra@worldrenew.net or 1-800-552-7972 ext. 2162
Canada: Iona Buisman – ibuisman@worldrenew.net or 1-800-730-3490

Application deadline: July 31, 2013

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

MONITORING AND EVALUATION VOLUNTEER

Location:  Nicaragua
Number of Positions: 1
CRCNA Ministry Involved: World Renew
Time Commitment: 2 years (with language skills) with possibility of extension
Dates Opportunity is Available:  June 2013

Purpose:  The Monitoring & Evaluation Volunteer is responsible for ensuring that data related to the performance of the AMC Food Security Project is collected, analyzed, and reported in a timely and accurate manner to key project stakeholders, especially to World Renew and AMC. The M & E Volunteer is also responsible for ensuring that the M & E framework becomes an integral part of the program and for strengthening the capacity of the different stakeholders in understanding and interpreting the data/information collected.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. In coordination with program staff, collect output and outcome data for project monitoring. This may include
    - Carrying out farm household surveys and entering and analyzing the data;
    - Using participatory rural appraisal (PRA and Most Significant Change ) techniques to collect qualitative information; and
    - Developing and improving forms and procedures for tracking activities and deliverables and collecting reports from the program staff.
  2. Build capacity of program staff in PRA activities and process to ensure conceptual and practical understanding of M&E.
  3. Assist Project Coordinator in analyzing data and use in decision making related to project improvement.
  4. Assist Project Coordinator in gathering information needed to facilitate process needed for reporting purposes. 
  5. Be a team player;
  6. Be willing to share your Christian faith with others;
  7. Build relationships with the community by staying open and flexible to the culture around you;
  8. Live and worship with the community during the project;
  9. Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country;
  10. Provide World Renew and the community with an evaluation of the project;
  11. Write human interest stories
  12. Assume some country team responsibilities

Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of results-based management approach, including logic models and indicators;
  2. Knowledgeable about survey design and sampling methods;
  3. Knowledgeable about participatory rural appraisal (PRA) methods;
  4. Strong analytical skills;
  5. Understand the importance of doing monitoring and evaluation in a way that is sensitive to gender considerations;
  6. Ability to do physical work in a tropical climate and often under rustic conditions;
  7. Willingness to follow the community’s leadership in the project;
  8. Good oral and written communications skills, as well as reporting, planning and organizational skills;
  9. Be compassionate, respectful of other cultures, and emotionally stable;
  10. Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision in ambiguous situations;
  11. Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor. 

Education and/or Experience:

  1. University degree in a development related discipline;
  2. Completed course work in statistics;
  3. Previous professional experience doing work directly related to monitoring and evaluation within the government or NGO sector. Experience related to agriculture and food security programmes or services is preferred;
  4. Minimum months international cross-cultural experience.
  5. Some Spanish skills or willing to learn Spanish 

Physical Demands:

Travel 50% of the time based in Waspam on the Atlantic coast, 25% in river communities, 25% in the capital city of Managua.

Expectations of the volunteer:

  1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
  2. Ability to pass a background check;
  3. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
  4. Attend an orientation session in the Home Office
  5. Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget:  $17,950.00 per year

Includes roundtrip airfare, in country travel, housing/food, field expenses and pre-field expenses. 

Pre-field Expenses:

  • Passport
  • Vaccinations and required prescription medication
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Communication

Additional Costs:

Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
  2. An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships;
  3. A chance to learn from, serve and be served by a different culture;
  4. The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not know the Gospel;
  5. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Nicaragua;
  6. Apply your current gifts and talents and discover some new ones;
  7. Grow in your understanding of the basic principles and tools of community development. 
  8. Gain personal satisfaction by seeing first-hand how your prayers and contributions to World Renew have impacted communities in Nicaragua;
  9. Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the social/political situation in Nicaragua;
  10. Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided:

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew’s country staff;
  • consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available; 
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Niger

FOOD JUSTICE VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Based in Niamey, Niger with frequent site visits in various regions that are deemed to be secure for travel.
Number of Positions: 1
CRCNA Ministry Involved: World Renew-Niger
Time Commitment: 18 Months
Dates Opportunity is Available: Currently Available

Purpose: Assist World Renew staff in planning, consulting, monitoring and evaluation of food security programs in Niger, focusing on animation, business and co-operatives, agriculture, health, nutrition, and/or WASH. The volunteer will get hands-on experience working alongside an experienced Program Consultant and will learn practical skills in program monitoring and evaluation. This volunteer opportunity is geared for a person who has learned about international development from his/her academic studies, and who wants experience in preparation for a career in community development and justice work in the Global South.

Roles and Responsibilities:

a. Learn language and West African culture (10% of time):

  • Dedicate time daily or weekly to learning and practicing one of the local languages ( A home stay for language immersion can be arranged.)
  • Dedicate time daily or weekly to learning about West African cultures

b. Assist World Renew consultants in managing and coordinating the food security program. (70% of time):

  • Become familiar with food security in the West African context.
  • Consult with partners on areas of food security, for example animation, business and co-operatives, agriculture, health, nutrition, and/or WASH.
  • Other duties as assigned.

c. Monitor and evaluate food security programs of ACEN and Salama. (10% of time):

  • Visit sites, interview participants, and write reports for food security activities.

d. Complete reports (5% of time):

  • For World Renew Niger office reporting requirements (learning plan, financial reporting, morale reports, etc).
  • For North American Supporters – write quarterly newsletter story.
  • For World Renew Home Office – one quarterly short story or narrative which focuses on an individual, family, or group; work and morale reports.

e. Meet with supervisor and Niger team (5% of time)

  • Develop quarterly (or monthly) work plans with supervisor.
  • Review work completed with supervisor for debriefing and feedback, and to identify what has been learned.
  • Participate in World Renew Niger regular staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • French language competency in reading, writing, and conversation. Able to translate French reports into English.
  • BA in a related field.
  • Commitment to World Renew core values for community development and Biblical justice.
  • Willing to live in a conservative, predominantly Muslim context. Must be willing to dress modestly according to local standards and refrain from drinking alcohol in public.
  • Willing to adapt one’s communication style and behavior to build relationships and gain respect in the conservative context of the Malian churches. Because of the cultural context, the intern’s personal behavior reflects on World Renew as an organization.
  • Willing to abide by the World Renew West Africa volunteer dating policy. (It is important that relationships be healthy for each person involved, as well as for the team, the larger community, the local church and the witness for Jesus. See separate document.)
  • Able and willing to work in a team setting
  • Able to work independently, manage time and organize one’s work in a context of unpredictability and ambiguity

Expectations of the volunteer:
1) Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
2) Ability to pass a background check;
3) Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
4) Attend an orientation session in the Home Office
5) Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget:
TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $24,150.00US (est. total will be adjusted to reflect actual costs)

Budget includes roundtrip airfare, food, language training, on-field expenses and pre-field expenses and administrative expenses. A grant will be provided by World Renew of 18,500.00US. The Volunteer is responsible for raising the additional $5,650.00US needed to cover expenses.

Pre-field Expenses:
Medical and Travel insurance
Communication
Airfare
Visa
Immunizations

Costs not included in total budget:
Passport
Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits:
This is an opportunity to contribute to a multi-dimensional program that seeks to expand in relevance and effectiveness. A person who enjoys exploring new approaches and solutions will find this position congenial. This is a hands-on learning opportunity, rather than an academic experience. However, a person interested in applied research will find scope for this interest and we would encourage anyone who is able to combine research and practical programming to consider this opportunity.

Support Services Provided:
World Renew agrees to provide:
- Orientation materials;
- Ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renews country staff;
- Consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;
- Opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;
- A financial grant by World Renew.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume/cv to globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.

Senegal

HEALTH EDUCATION VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Dakar, Senegal (includes travel to other communities in Senegal; Linguere, St. Louis, Fatick area)
Number of Positions: 1
CRCNA Ministry Involved: World Renew-Senegal
Time Commitment: 18 Months

Dates Opportunity is Available: Currently Available

Purpose: Continue the work of bringing innovative solutions augmenting the efficacy of the program through curriculum renewal.

Specific Responsibilities:
World Renew works with national partners to engage Biblical justice while practicing a systematic approach to health improvement and reducing disparities in access to resources. AIDS care and prevention has been part of World Renew Senegal’s programme for over 15 years. Poverty reduction through developing critical consciousness about oppression, building empowerment and working toward societal change establishes a culture of peace-making and civic responsibility. Community transformation based on the capacity to live out justice values diversity and the creativity that exists in the community.

  • Work with program teams to investigate needs for renewal of curriculum and didactic materials;
  • Investigate available material for curriculum renewal;
  • Work with program educators to study dynamics of ‘learning circles’ to facilitate incorporation of materials in curriculum;
  • Work with program teams when renewing curriculum and didactic materials;
  • Work with the program teams to develop and run annual training workshop along with on-the-job training of the adolescent health educators;
  • Work with the program team to ensure reporting: formats, data collection, accurate and timely reports;
  • Work with World Renew staff on quantitative reporting in the form of Stories of Transformation on transformations observed among program participants and their communities;
  • Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country;
  • Provide World Renew with an evaluation of the project;
  • Share your story or final report with your church, supporters, and World Renew.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a BA 
  • Basic knowledge of French; reading, writing, speaking, understanding;
  • Ability to learn Wolof language;
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and/or health programming a plus;
  • Comfortable in addressing sensitive, problematic issues of personal reproductive health with insight, honesty and self-awareness;
  • Experience in teambuilding and working as a team;
  • Able to set goals and develop work plans to achieve those goals;
  • Willing and able to endure the discomfort of local transportation;
  • Comfortable and capable of working in situations where (s)he is not in charge;
  • Comfortable and capable of being productive without constant supervision;
  • Ability to maintain morale, seek out morale-building activities and establish friendships;

Expectations of the volunteer:
1) Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
2) Ability to pass a background check;
3) Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
4) Attend an orientation session in the Home Office
5) Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget:
TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $24,000.00US (est. total will be adjusted to reflect actual costs)

Budget includes roundtrip airfare, food, language training, on-field expenses and pre-field expenses and administrative expenses. A grant will be provided by World Renew of 18,500.00US.
The Volunteer is responsible for raising the additional $5,500.00US needed to cover expenses.

Pre-field Expenses:
- Medical and Travel insurance
- Communication
- Airfare
- Visa
- Immunizations

Costs not included in total budget:
Passport
Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits: 
This is an opportunity to contribute to a multi-dimensional program that seeks to expand in relevance and effectiveness. A person who enjoys exploring new approaches and solutions will find this position congenial. This is a hands-on learning opportunity, rather than an academic experience. However, a person interested in applied research will find scope for this interest and we would encourage anyone who is able to combine research and practical programming to consider this opportunity.

Support Services Provided: 
World Renew agrees to provide:
- Orientation materials;
- Ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renews country staff;
- Consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;
- Opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;
- A financial grant by World Renew.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

ADOLESCENT PROGRAM INNOVATION ASSISTANT

Location:  Senegal (Yeumbeul/Malika – peri-urban area of Dakar)
World Renew Partner: Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne du Senegal (EELS)
Number of Positions: 1
Expected Length of Service: 12 months 

Dates Opportunity is Available:  Currently available

Purpose: Continue the work of bringing innovative solutions augmenting the efficacy of the program through increased community engagement.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  1. Work with the program team to develop and run annual training workshop along with on-the-job training  of the adolescent health educators;
  2. Work with World Renew staff to ensure monitoring system;
  3. Work with the program team to ensure reporting: formats, data collection, accurate and timely reports;
  4. Review and update all didactic material for the program;
  5. Develop innovative use of the arts in health programming;
  6. Assist with the incidence mapping system;
  7. Develop excellent working relationship with local health authorities and structures;
  8. Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country;
  9. Provide World Renew with an evaluation of the project;
  10. Share your story or final report with  your church, supporters, and World Renew.

Qualifications: 

  1. Fluent in French; reading, writing, speaking, understanding and an ability to learn Woloff;
  2. Comfortable in addressing sensitive, problematic issues of personal reproductive health with insight, honesty and self-awareness;
  3. Passionate about adolescent reproductive health, both young women and men;
  4. Experience in adult learning facilitation techniques;
  5. Experience in health programming;
  6. Experience in teambuilding and working as a team;
  7. Background in community theatre, the arts as forums for community learning or other community arts programming;
  8. Comfortable and capable of working in situations where (s)he is not in charge;
  9. Comfortable and capable of being productive without constant supervision;
  10. Able to set goals quickly and develop work plans to achieve those goals;
  11. Comfortable and functional in situations that require fast learning; quick grasp of new situations;
  12. Able to adjust working hours according to the needs of the program;
  13. Comfortable and capable of working constantly in team & community situations – not behind a computer;
  14. Willing and able to endure the discomfort of local transportation;
  15. Ability to maintain morale, seek out morale-building activities and establish friendships;
  16. Capable of adjusting to living happily & productively in a low-income, high-density neighborhood.

Benefits: This is an opportunity to contribute to a multi-dimensional program that seeks to expand in relevance and effectiveness. A person who enjoys exploring new approaches and solutions will find this position congenial. This is a hands-on learning opportunity, rather than an academic experience. However, a person interested in applied research will find scope for this interest and we would encourage anyone who is able to combine research and practical programming to consider this opportunity. We have had several Fulbright scholars and other researches use this program as a basis for their research.

Support Services Provided: World Renew agree to provided...

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew country staff;
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done;

Requirements of the Volunteer:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application form, resume/CV and Volunteer Profile
  • Provide a current (within 2 years) criminal background check; including a vulnerable sector search.
  • Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
  • Attend an orientation session in the Home Office (when possible, or by phone)
  • Adhere to ‘CRCNA Standards of Conduct’,  ‘CRCNA Crisis Management Policy’ and any other applicable policies and/or procedures.

Financial Obligations of the Volunteer:  please note that costs are estimated and listed in US funds

  • Travel to country $2,500.00 (est. round trip to Dakar)
  • Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation insurance $1,000.00 (est.)
  • Food - $700.00 (est.)
  • Lodging - $4,200.00 (est. living with a host family)
  • In country transportation – $2,500.00
  • Airport fees – Included in airfare
  • Visa – $300.00
  • Administrative fee - $400.00
    TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $24,950.00 US

Additional Costsdepending on each individual

  • Vaccinations, and prescription medication (est. up to $500)
  • Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond date of return)
  • Tourist trip - if so desired

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Tanzania

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS


Location
:  Mwanza, Tanzania
World Renew Partner: Africa Inland Church of Tanzania
Number of Positions: 3
Expected Length of Service: 6 months to 1 year

Dates Opportunity is Available:  6-9 months after acceptance into the World Renew Global Volunteer Program

Purpose: Contribute to meeting the 1st Millennium Development Goal to combat health issues related to poverty. Nursing volunteers will assist Matron with routine nursing duties.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Assist the medical staff at the African Inland Church Hospital in regular treatment of patients.
2. Be a contributing member of the hospital team in providing quality care.
3. Complete recommended reading and orientation before departure to the country.

Qualifications

  1. Mature Christian committed to serving Jesus Christ;
  2. Minimum one year of experience in related profession;
  3. Swahili language knowledge an asset;
  4. Ability to do physical labor in a tropical climate and working conditions;  
  5. Willingness to submit to the hospital’s leadership and direction;
  6. Be compassionate, respectful of other cultures, and emotionally stable;
  7. Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor. 

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God;
  2. The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not yet know the Gospel;
  3. An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships;
  4. A chance to learn from, serve and be served by people from a different culture;
  5. Develop a personal perspective on poverty, justice, missions and/or development work;
  6. Grow in your understanding of the basic principles and tools of community development.

Support Services Provided:

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community,  and World Renew’s country staff;
  • consultation and/or visits by missionary staff when available;  
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done.

Requirements of the Volunteer:

  1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form, resume/CV and Volunteer Profile.
  2. Provide a current (within past year) criminal background check; including a vulnerable sector search.
  3. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity,
  4. Attend an orientation session. 
  5. Adhere to ‘CRCNA Standards of Conduct’,  ‘CRCNA Crisis Management Policy’ and any other applicable policies and/or procedures.

Financial Obligations of the Volunteer:  Estimated in $USD for a 12 month placement
Costs include airfare, housing, food, in-country transportation, field staff support, immunization allowance, medical insurance, technological support and visa costs.
TOTAL Estimated funds needed - $17,834 USD
 
Additional Costs – depending on each individual

  • Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond date of return)
  • Personal purchases or trips 
  • This amount may also be reduced or increased based on the needs of the volunteer, fluctuations in currency exchange rate, and current costs.

 

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net

Uganda

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Location:  Uganda

Time Commitment: 2 Years

Dates Opportunity is Available:  March 2012 to March 2014

Purpose: The volunteer will work alongside World Renew and partner staff from Diocese of Northern Uganda in supporting the Diocese of Northern Uganda Development and Peace Department in: Documentation, promoting learning, improving computer skills and resource raising.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Provide support in report writing/ generation of reports
  2. Support in documentation of learning areas, success stories, stories of transformation.
  3. Have good computer Knowledge and provide computer skill development to Staff
  4. Support in project proposal development and resource raising
  5. Support and follow up with KIDO staff ensuring prompt and quality narrative and financial reporting.
  6. Identify partner capacity needs and develop capacity building plans with the partner. 
  7. Carry out regular field support & monitoring visits to partner field Offices (APDCs) and communities/ groups. 
  8. To facilitate DNU staff in the development new plans and programmes/ projects.
  9. Support the partner in needs assessment, baseline survey  processes which may include: data collection and analysis
  10. Ensure integration of Christian faith in the development processes
  11. Participate in World Renew quarterly Country Team Meetings  and annual East Africa Team meetings
  12. Write Newsletters to individual supporters and churches.
  13. Write Monthly Morale reports to World Renew Country Consultant.
  14. Learn some basic Luwo language.
  15. Be a team player.
  16. Be willing to share your Christian faith with others.
  17. Build relationships with the community by staying open and flexible to the culture around you.
  18. Live and worship with the community during the project.
  19. Complete recommended reading, and orientation before departure to the country.
  20. Provide World Renew and the community with an evaluation of the project.
  21. Write a story or final report for your church and/or supporters.

Qualifications:

  1. Mature Christian committed to serving Jesus Christ
  2. Language knowledge an asset
  3. Ability to do physical work in a tropical climate and sometimes under rustic conditions;
  4. Willingness to follow the community’s leadership in the project;
  5. Good oral and written communications skills, as well as reporting, planning and organizational skills;
  6. Be compassionate, respectful of other cultures, and emotionally stable;
  7. Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision in ambiguous situations;
  8. Basic competence in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  9. Flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor. 

Expectations of the volunteer:

  1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form and resume/CV;
  2. Ability to pass a background check;
  3. Raise prayer and financial support by inviting individuals, businesses and /or churches to give to this opportunity;
  4. Attend an orientation session in the Home Office (when possible, or by phone)
  5. Adhere to CRCNA Standards of Conduct

Budget:  please note that costs are estimated and listed in US funds 

  • Travel to country - provide cost
  • Food - provide cost per month
  • Lodging - provide cost per month
  • In country transportation - provide cost per month
  • Airport fees - provide full cost
  • Visa - provide full cost
  • Administrative fee - provide cost  

TOTAL Estimated funds needed  -  $18,445.00 per year

Additional Costs – depending on each individual

  • Passport
  • Vaccinations and required prescription medication
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Communication
  • Tourist trip - if so desired

Benefits:

  1. Growth in your faith and relationship with God.
  2. An opportunity to foster new attitudes, perceptions and relationships.
  3. A chance to learn from, serve and be served by a different culture.
  4. The opportunity to share your Christian faith with others who may not know the Gospel.
  5. Serve as an encouragement to Christians in Uganda.
  6. Apply your current gifts and talents and discover some new ones.
  7. Develop a personal perspective on poverty, missions and/or development work.
  8. Grow in your understanding of the basic principles and tools of community development.
  9. Gain personal satisfaction by seeing first-hand how your prayers and contributions to World Renew have impacted communities in Uganda.
  10. Assist in educating and raising awareness within North America about the social/political situation in Uganda.
  11. Expenses directly related to this volunteer opportunity are tax-deductible.

Support Services Provided: World Renew agrees to provide:

  • orientation materials as well as ongoing logistics and support to meet the needs of the volunteers, local community, and World Renew’s country staff;
  • consultation and/or visits by field staff when available. 
  • opportunity to help volunteers link their individual/church’s mission and vision to work being done.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact us today at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net