Mission Groups Facilitators increase volunteer capacity by helping to host one-week volunteer groups that serve in Christian Appalachian Project's home repair programs. Responsibilities can include cooking, cleaning, conducting orientation, and facilitating and developing evening programming.
--Builds capacity of CAP’s home repair programs by providing hospitality for short-term volunteer groups.
--Prepares breakfast and/or supper for CAP groups.
--Preps lunch cart for making lunches to take to the jobsite.
--Meets the needs of people with dietary restrictions, allergies or other special dietary needs.
--Assists with plans for food ordering and grocery shopping.
--Leads short-term volunteers that help in the kitchen at various times.
--Complies with governmental regulations regarding food preparation, storage, and maintenance of a commercial kitchen.
--Assists with maintenance of kitchen, related equipment, and dining room safely and hygienically.
--Ensures that departing groups help clean the kitchen and dining room facility appropriately and that facilities are prepared for the arrival of --new groups.
--Assists with keeping the general appearance of facilities in good order. This includes keeping all meeting, gathering, sleeping areas and
shower/restrooms in the facility clean and sanitary and replenished with needed supplies.
--Assists in maintaining the landscaping and keeping the outside of the facility grounds in good appearance.
--Assists with picking up items from Operation Sharing that can be utilized at the program.
--Serves in other CAP and AmeriCorps programs when doing so does not interfere with the above duties.
--Participates in additional training and enrichment opportunities as assigned.
Community Need Addressed
Corps members address substandard housing in rural Eastern Kentucky by supporting the mission groups who serve for a week in home repair.
Corps members help to increase volunteer capacity for CAP's home repair programs.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
In addition to the benefits described above, members also receive access to free mental health counseling.
All food and housing is provided for members who choose to live in a CAP volunteer community house. Members who choose to live on their own receive an increased living allowance in lieu of room and board.
GED/High School Diploma
CPR, First Aid
Skills you will gain
Public speaking, event planning, group facilitation, teamwork
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment