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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.2020.02
Request Num: SR20864 Date Call was Listed: Dec 12, 2019
Status: Active Last Updated: Dec 12, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  1 0 0 1
Position Description
Country: United States
Calling Organization: Chinle Seventh-day Adventist Church
Position Type(s): Youth Ministry
Length of Service: 5-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Jan 1, 2020 
Ending Date: Jun 30, 2020
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline:
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 30, 2020
Duties:     Children’s Ministry Provider (~4 hrs/day, 5 days/week + Sabbath duties, in collaboration with the other volunteer missionary):
1) Provide well-prepared VBS-style 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) Set up and clean the children's meeting rooms and restroom before and after each meeting.
3) Invite/motivate children and their families to participate in church-related activities such as home Bible studies, Sabbath services, Pathfinder Club.
4) Follow up with children/families with home visits, personal relationships and home Bible studies where appropriate.
Christian Elementary School Assistant (~4 hrs/day, 5 days/wk)
1) Prepare, serve and clean up after hot lunch daily. Menus and recipes are provided. Includes some local shopping for ingredients.
2) Serve as school janitor daily.
3) Assist teacher as needed:
a) Assist students individually (math, reading, other as needed).
b) Assist with supervision of students as needed (physical education, recess, field trips, other).
c) Substitute teacher as needed (occasional; short term)
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Jan 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:   Share a furnished two-bedroom, one-bath mobile home with another volunteer missionary. The missionary residence is immediately adjacent to the church and school. The residence includes central heat, washer/dryer, living room, and kitchen.
Gender: Female
Age Preference: 19+ years
Marital Status: Single
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions: Current volunteer missionary is female. Therefore must be female.
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:  High School/Secondary
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)   N/A    
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor    
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.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
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   Calling Organization   USD $625  
Other   Calling Organization    
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
Deadline: Jan 1, 2020
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
In addition to sharing living space with our existing volunteer missionary (age 20), you will collaborate closely with her in the church children's ministry role. Church children's ministry is supervised by the pastor's wife who is an excellent role model/mentor/encourager!
Approved By:   Dale Wolcott, Pastor for Chinle Seventh-day Adventist Church on Dec 11, 2019. Entered by: Wolcott, Dale