Summer

Middle School, High School, and Combined Youth Groups, Individual Youth, and Intergenerational Teams

Youth groups and individual teens from all over the western states travel to one of our summer sites for an unforgettable week of serving, learning, worship and fellowship. We do repair work on primarily homes in the communities we serve. The type of work ranges from roofing and building wheelchair ramps to drywall repairs and painting. No construction experience is needed, but you’ll be amazed at all of the work that our youth teams complete. New this year is an Intergenerational Week!

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Rancho Cordova

Anyone over 12 years old! Groups & Individual Volunteers

SSP is working with the City of Rancho Cordova to provide home repair and improvement projects to local residents. Funded in part by the Measure H Community Enhancement Fund from the City of Rancho Cordova, the goals for are to enhance the quality of life of the city’s residents, to beautify neighborhoods, and increase community pride. Groups of any kind and individuals are invited to serve with us for free.

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Rancho Cordova

Alternative Breaks

High School Youth, Young Adult & Intergenerational Groups

Sierra Service Project offers customized programs at our Sacramento and Portland site locations throughout the school year. These sessions range from long weekends to six-night programs. Common to all sessions are combining challenging community service work with a series of visits, tours and guest speakers aimed to give participants real insight into the dynamic communities where they are serving.

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Alternative Breaks

Weekends of Service

Middle School through High School Youth Groups

We are offering two Weekends of Service for youth in Sacramento. The work will be focused on home repairs in nearby Rancho Cordova. Weekends include all the fun and fellowship of a week at SSP in a shorter time frame for both groups new to SSP and those looking for a mid-year service trip. To schedule a weekend in Portland, we will work with your group’s schedule and budget to make a customized session.

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Weekends of Service

Summer Staff

Young Adults one year out of High School & at least 18 years old

Being a Summer Staff member is an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience — unlike any other summer job you will ever have. Our staff live and work together for 9-1/2 intense weeks, running all aspects of 6 weeks of summer service for over 300 youth. Although each position has unique responsibilities, all staff members share in the responsibility for safeguarding the health and safety of all youth.

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Staff-In-Training

Young Adults graduated from High School & at least 18 years old

SSP’s Staff-In-Training (SIT) program provides potential staff members with a preview of the life of an SSP Summer Staff member. Each SIT spends one week at an SSP site rotating through the various staff positions shadowing staff members and helping where needed. Individuals who participate in our SIT program do so voluntarily without pay and are responsible for getting themselves to and from their assigned site.

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