Glenmary welcomes school and adult groups for week-long immersion trips to our volunteer program. Groups are limited to no more than 24 members aged 14 and over. The volunteer program is designed to give individuals a first-hand experience of missionary service. The sessions are a retreat-like mission immersion blending the values of service, culture, prayer, community and reflection in an environment of simple living. For more information please contact Joe Grosek, director of Glenmary’s volunteer programs via email, or call 606-202-3658.
Long-term Volunteers (Mountain Managers)
Glenmary Home Missioners is seeking individuals to serve as long-term volunteers, aka Mountain Managers, at the Glenmary Group Volunteer program site on Joppa Mountain in Grainger County, Tenn.
Mountain Managers live on site and serve terms from three to 24 months with negotiable starting dates and breaks for Christmas and summer. Duties include: overall supervision and leadership of volunteer groups; Planning and coordination with local directors of programs for weekly activities; Renovation and rehab projects for those in need in Union and Grainger counties; Meal planning, preparation, clean-up for groups of 12-35; Purchasing food and household supplies; Sale and inventory control of program memorabilia; General maintenance and upkeep of volunteer facility; Manual labor at building/renovation sites; Nursing home visitation; Community outreach; Environmental protection and landscaping.
Glenmary provides room and board and full medical coverage for staff. Staff receive a monthly stipend of $300, domestic telephone use and use of a Glenmary vehicle. For more information or to apply, click here.