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The following call is an intra-division call and is ONLY for volunteers from the North American Division (which includes the following countries: Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, FS of, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, St. Pierre and Miquelon, United States).

Please do not apply unless you qualify as a North American Division "intra-division" volunteer.

Position Title: Children's Ministry/School Assistant Volunteer Call ID: NAD-IN.CAZ.2020.01
Request Num: SR20655 Date Call was Listed: Oct 29, 2019
Status: Active Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  2 0 1 1
Position Description
Country: United States
Calling Organization: Chinle Seventh-day Adventist Church
Position Type(s): Youth Ministry
Length of Service: 6-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Aug 1, 2020 
Ending Date: Jul 30, 2021
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2020
Cancel call if not filled by: Jul 30, 2021
Duties:     Children’s Ministry Provider (~6 hrs/day, 5 days/week + Sabbath duties)
1) Provide well-prepared spiritual/educational/recreational learning activities for a variable-sized (usually 20-30) group of children ages 4-12, one hour per day, five evenings a week, while their parents/caregivers are attending a Twelve-Step addiction recovery meeting.
2) Invite/motivate children and their families to participate in church-related activities such as home Bible studies, Sabbath services, Pathfinder Club.
3) Follow up with children/families with home visits, personal relationships and home Bible studies where appropriate.
4) Involvement with children’s ministry on Sabbaths as needed, including children's Sabbath school leadership.
5) Keep the children's ministry meeting room clean and attractive, including adjacent rest room.
6) Involvement with Pathfinder Club as schedule permits.
Christian Elementary School Assistant (~2 hrs/day, 5 days/wk)
1) Assist teacher as needed (sorting and grading papers; helping to record papers in an online gradebook).
2) Assist students individually (math, reading, other as needed).
3) Assist with supervision of students as needed (physical education, recess, field trips, other).
4) Assist with hot breakfast/lunch and janitorial work as needed; transportation backup if age 21 and a licensed driver.
5) Substitute teacher as needed (occasional; short term)
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Aug 1, 2020
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: Attire: Modesty and simplicity are essential; no jewelry (other than a basic, simple wedding band if needed). Appearance should be natural without visible makeup or nail polish; no tight fitting or revealing garments; no short shorts; longer shorts only in casual settings. At school, careful compliance with the school’s dress code is expected
Unacceptable Dress:  See above
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Single wide two-bedroom, one-bath furnished mobile home with kitchen and living room. Space may be shared with other volunteer(s).
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 20+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions: Both volunteers must be of the same gender, or be a married couple without children.
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   Previous experience working with children, such as summer camp, VBS, Sabbath School.
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  1 Year College/Univ
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Shared    
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization   Housing and utilities are provided by the local church/mission  
Utilities   Calling Organization   Housing and utilities are provided by the local church/mission  
Food / Meals   Shared   School provides breakfast and lunch on school days. Volunteer is responsible for all other meals; housing includes a furnished kitchen.  
Monthly Living Allowance   Volunteer/Sponsor   USD $500  
Other   Calling Organization    
Total monthly amount volunteer/sponsor must raise: negotiable
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Essential Requirements: *At least 19 years of age, prefer 21+. *Baptized Seventh-day Adventist church member in good standing; will demonstrate commitment to Jesus by living a consistent Christian life. Will attend Sabbath services regularly. Weekend absences should be occasional and only by advance arrangement with the pastor.*Online background check and child safety training must be completed before arriving on campus. *Deep desire for personal spiritual growth, and a passion for sharing Jesus’ love with others. *High interest in people (Christians/non-Christians; children/adults) in the church, school, and community. *Personal commitment to a healthy lifestyle; able to be physically active. *Must have personal vehicle and valid US driver’s license. Preferred: o Able to lead group singing. o Computer skills. Expectations--Social Behavior: *Respect for and interest in the Navajo way of life is essential for developing trusting relationships. This includes respect for clan relationships, for the land, for the language and for traditional cultural practices (while maintaining awareness that there are also demonic elements in Navajo culture as in all cultures). *Volunteers are expected to refrain from any local romantic relationships during the term of service.
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Chinle
Travel from Airport to Destination:
Required Inoculations
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? No           Visa Type:
    Who Applies:
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: Pastor Dale Wolcott
Visa/Travel Details: Prefer that volunteer drive their own vehicle.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Chinle Seventh-day Adventist Church
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Pacific Union Conference
Calling Conference: The Arizona Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists
Country: United States
Supervisor: Wolcott, Dale
Title: Head Pastor
Additional Information
Time allotments (listed under duties/responsibilities above) assume that there will be two volunteers. If there is only one volunteer, the time allotment would be 4 hours a day doing church children's ministry, and 4 hours a day in the school classroom. Also, if there is only one volunteer and the volunteer is a female, the home visitation would not be included for safety reasons, or would be limited to times when a local church member might be available as a visitation partner.
Approved By:   Dale Wolcott, Pastor for Chinle Seventh-day Adventist Church on Oct 28, 2019. Entered by: Wolcott, Dale