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Youth volunteers working under the Sierra Service Project

Youth volunteers working under the Sierra Service Project

The Klamath Falls Herald and News published an article by Lee Beach, H&N Staff Reporter, about middle school youth working in Chiloquin, Oregon.

Youth volunteers working under the Sierra Service Project

“We go over safety with power tools at the beginning of each week,” said [Grace] Whitmore, “and supervisors also are present when they are being used. I love the program. It’s wonderful to see the kids start the week saying, ‘I can’t do that,’ and by the end of the week, they’re eager to use them.”

At your service

At your service

The Stockton Record published an article by Kevin Parrish about SSP’s second summer in Stockton, California.

At your service

“We are helping our community but also providing a home for youths from other communities,” says Alan Cook, Central United [Methodist Church]’s director of family ministries, “so that they can experience God in this community.”

Cook said part of the experience was having young people get to know Stockton and “see the ways our community is rising up to help other people.”

Sierra Service Project helps the community of Chiloquin

Sierra Service Project helps the community of Chiloquin

The Klamath Falls Herald and News published an article by Lee Beach, H&N Staff Reporter, about SSP’s youth teams working in Chiloquin, Oregon.

Sierra Service Project helps the community of Chiloquin

“The young people are incoming freshmen through seniors,” said Hana Richardson, one of seven staff members who have worked with the youth all summer. “A lot of the groups do fundraising to finance the trip, and 85 percent of our budget (for projects) comes from what the kids pay. The rest is from donors.” SSP provides all tools, materials and labor from those funds.

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  • At SSP, we believe in learning directly from local members of the communities where we serve. In Smith River, volunteers break every Wednesday from home repair projects to work with the Tolowa Dunes Stewards, removing invasive beachgrass. This promotes native plant growth and protects native species! To prepare for this hands-on service, volunteers hear from Tara on Tuesdays about biological diversity in the region, and the impact this work can have. After several years of these efforts, we have seen native species return to the area!
  • SSP is hiring for two full-time positions starting in September!
- Rancho Cordova Program Manager
- North Sacramento Program ManagerEach program manager will be assigned as the lead of coordinating volunteer work in one of these communities.
Approximately half of hours will be spent on specific site program related work, the other half on general administrative support which includes bookkeeping, volunteer communication, managing the food and construction programs, and site management during the summer.Link in bio to see job descriptions, apply by July 29!

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