The Abraham Project has partnered with four local agencies to provide social justice work experience for each of our program participants. TAP Interns are guaranteed to gain knowledge and experience in social justice opportunities with all of these organizations. It is our hope that your experience will increase the communityʼs awareness of local social justice issues. Your experiences should inspire you to explore your personal faith as it relates to day-to-day interactions and life-long choices. If you feel like TAP is the program for you, go to www.episcopalservicecorps.org and complete the on-line application. From that application applicants will need to indicate TAP as a program of interest.
Crisis Control Ministry, located in downtown Winston-Salem, is an agency in direct contact with people in our community. They provide a food pantry, a pharmacy and monetary assistance for local clients. The loving arms of this agency may reach out with money that will keep the lights on in someoneʼs home for one more month. Their arms may hand a family four bags of groceries to make sure they have enough food to get through the week. These arms may aid in healing the sick by providing free prescription drugs to those who otherwise would not be able to treat their diseases alone. Crisis Control Ministry has two possible rolls for an intern to fill. Both of which are listed below. The role can be one or the other, or a combination of the two. This will ultimately be decided based on the needs of Crisis Control and the personal strengths and interests of the intern at the time the internship is to begin.
The primary responsibilities of the pharmacy intern will revolve around ensuring the quality of medications by taking a thorough and frequent inventory of all medications delivered to the pharmacy as well as those that are already on the shelves. The pharmacy at Crisis Control receives samples of medications from physicians’ offices and nursing facilities. These donated medications have to be carefully screened to ensure the safety of their distribution. The intern will also provide direct assistance to clients of the Crisis Control Pharmacy by taking calls and greeting clients face-to-face when getting their prescriptions filled. Interns will communicate fulfillment orders to the pharmacist and the technician. The technician and pharmacist will fill the order and the intern will be responsible for verifying information before giving the medications to the client.
In all areas of the pharmacy information such as patient names, client names, and other personal data is required to be handled with complete confidence. This job requires a detail oriented individual with a bright and positive demeanor. Someone who can successfully handle several tasks at one time is a must.
The Client Service Internship serves to introduce the intern to all aspects of Crisis Control Ministry. Interns will learn about the structure of Crisis Control and will gain knowledge of the community resources and inter-agency relationships that assist in the Ministry’s Mission. Interns will also work with individual clients through the interview process, where they will develop skills to assess client needs and determine eligibility for services. The intern will spend time with various staff members of Crisis Control to better understand the range of responsibilities with-in a non-profit agency. Departmental observations will occur as well. A qualified intern will have good listening and communication skills and must demonstrate maturity to work independently and in a team environment. Previous volunteer experience is a plus, but not required.
The interviewer functions in many capacities simultaneously as the client’s strongest impression of the ministry; a representative of the religious community of Forsyth County, regardless of particular beliefs; and an advocate for the needs of those in crisis. The interviewer will need to be friendly and relaxed in establishing a rapport with individuals who may be experiencing several different emotions that come naturally with crisis situations. Listening with understanding is a must. Clients need to experience a caring and compassionate individual when requesting assistance from Crisis Control. During the interview with the client you will be required to record certain information. This information will be used in a consultation with the lead volunteer or staff person that is on duty to aid in making a decision on the client’s request. This job requires an individual with a bright and positive demeanor. Confidentially will be required in all areas where personal client information is involved.
The mission of of Habitat for Humanity is building affordable housing for local families. There are a couple of opportunities for internship within Habitat. They are offering a Youth Volunteer Engagement position as well as a Construction Intern. Both of these opportunities will prove to be rewarding and challenging and very fulfilling.
Youth Volunteer Engagement Intern
Reports to: Corporate and Community Engagement Manager
Position Objective: To enhance engagement for Youth United and Collegiate Challenge volunteers
- Oversee the Youth United and Collegiate Challenge Programs
- Attend youth related events and speaking engagements
- Develop educational curriculum to be used for all ages
- Develop and implement fundraising strategies for the Youth United Build
- Coordinate Collegiate Challenge program
- Create and foster new community and collegiate partnerships
- Other duties as related to Youth Programs
Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Required: Qualified candidates must possess a college diploma or equivalent. They must understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. Candidates must possess strong organizational skills; the ability to communicate well with others; work in a fast-paced environment; and be attentive to detail. The candidate will be a self-starter and possess decision making and problem solving skills. Customer service skills are a must as the candidate will be dealing with all types of people. This position will require the ability to stand, walk, sit, bend as well as reach above or below shoulder level. Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. and maneuver through a construction site as well as a warehouse type environment. Candidate will need personal transportation as the position requires attendance at speaking engagements, traveling to local schools and churches, and other types of youth targeted outreach. The candidate will have space at the Habitat offices equipped with computer, email and telephone service.
Reports to: Construction Superintendent
Position Objective: To construct new Habitat for Humanity homes; to rehab Habitat purchased homes
- Hands on construction for building and rehab work
- Lead, supervise and instruct all construction volunteers at the job site
- Operate Habitat assigned vehicle; use and handle all construction related tools and equipment
- Assist with special events (i.e. house dedications, etc.) as needed
- Provide on-site construction safety training to volunteers
- All other duties as assigned related to construction and management of house sites
Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Required: Qualified candidates must possess a college diploma or equivalent. They must understand and appreciate the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. Candidates must possess strong organizational skills; the ability to communicate well with others; work in a fast-paced environment; and be attentive to detail. The candidate will be a self-starter and possess decision making and problem solving skills. Customer service skills are a must as the candidate will be dealing with all types of people. Construction experience is helpful, but not a requirement.
This position will require the ability to stand, walk, sit, bend as well as reach above or below shoulder level. Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. and maneuver through a construction site as well as a warehouse type environment. Candidate will need personal transportation to the warehouse from their housing location and may choose to drive to the site but this is not required as the candidate will have access to Habitat construction vehicles.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest, NC is located on the eastern side of Winston-Salem. SHF is charged with the basic yet most challenging task of reducing hunger and malnutrition in 18 counties across our area of the state. They are a large distributor of food and other products to other nonproﬁt agencies. This agency operates out of a 64,000 square foot warehouse and they are a proud member of Feeding America, which is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States.
Reports to: Director of Agency Relations
Basic Function: Complete Food and Nutrition Services (FNS – formerly known as Food Stamps) applications in Second Harvest Food Bank’s 18-county service area.
- Travel to partner agencies in the Food Bank’s 18-county service area to complete Food and Nutrition Services applications.
- Share FNS-related news, policy changes and outreach materials with partner agencies and their staff/volunteers as assigned by the Director of Agency Relations.
- Participate in county-wide FNS outreach meetings, as requested by Agency Outreach Coordinators, in order to become familiar with partner agencies and their representatives.
- Attend statewide FNS4NC Coalition meetings and actively participate in conference calls, as requested.
- Maintain a spreadsheet of necessary information in order to track progress of assistance and other outreach activities, and submit a weekly report of FNS-related efforts to the Director of Agency Relations.
- Participate in other Agency Relations duties and activities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in human services field or 3-5 years equivalent experience.
- Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office and ability to quickly learn and master in-house computer software programs.
- Prior experience with FNS (Food Stamps) preferred.
- Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
- Ability to work with diverse groups and individuals.
- Demonstrated ability to clearly, concisely, and effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce results in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
- Extensive travel throughout our 18-county service area is required. Applicant must have reliable transportation and will be reimbursed mileage at the current federal rate.
The Centers for Exceptional Children is a local non-profit agency made up of two schools that serve children with developmental delays. These are The Children’s Center and The Special Children’s School. Between both schools, they are able to serve infants and toddlers as well as school aged children. Students enrolled at these schools receive Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy during the school day. The curriculum focuses on educational learning as well as the development of self help skills. Some of the classrooms provide an inclusive setting where typically developing children learn side-by-side those with developmental delays. This inclusive setting creates a reciprocal relationship like no other that fosters compassion and understanding in children at a young age. It is a wonderful, nurturing environment provided to all children that attend either of these schools.
Job Specifications for The Centers for Exceptional Children
Part I – MONITOR/BUS ASSISTANT
Supervisor: Executive Director, The Children’s Center
Lisa Nichols, Transportation/Licensure Coordinator
- Assistant must be 18 years old.
- Possess the patience and experience to work with special needs children.
- Obtain and maintain First aid /CPR certification for infants/toddler and adults.
- Complete daily pre-trip and post trip inspection of bus and safety equipment.
- Maintain daily logs and complete reports.
- Work with parents, and students with special needs. This can vary greatly with the medical needs of each child. (Examples: suction or seizures)
- Earn the trust of both the child and parents for their safety and comfort.
- Route the bus for the efficient use, ride time for students and parents schedules. Adjust the route when you know one of your students is absent.
- Maintain a clean bus and equipment such as car seats and toys.
- Keep first aid box stocked with necessary items and know first aid. Also, be aware of any other special needs required other than basic first aid.
Part II – LICENSURE ASSISTANT
- Intern must be 18 years old.
- Intern must meet the health standards for volunteers in a licensed child care program.
- Intern must be willing to acquire and maintain CPR/First certification.
- Intern must meet the volunteer standards for the WSFC schools: Record Checks, Orientation and Confidentiality agreements etc.
- Work directly with administration on the daily operations and procedures for a Five Star rated licensed facility.
- Duties to include: Clerical typing, filing, and creating forms and documents.
- Safety inspections conducted in the building and about the grounds.
- Maintain First aid kits for classroom use.
- Bus duty as assigned for Yellow buses and mini buses.
- Other duties as assigned by administration.