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Volunteers-In-Mission

If you ever wanted to visit Alaska but thought it was an impossible dream, think again. Sheldon Jackson College relies on the support of volunteers from around the country – and the world – each year.

Take this opportunity to experience the beauty and wonders of Sitka, Alaska, while also giving back to a College committed to the Christian message and the people of Alaska.

The possibilities are endless when you participate in the SJC Volunteers In Mission (VIM) program. VIMs spend anywhere from several months to a year on campus, assisting with various College functions. In return, volunteers are offered free room and board - and an unforgettable experience.

Sheldon Jackson College also works with church partners through its Church Work Group program and offers additional at-home volunteer opportunities to Area Representatives who promote and support the College by providing information about its academic programs and services to people throughout the United States.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Admissions:

Assist in developing structure, planning recruitment efforts, and mentoring current staff. Extensive admissions experience required as well as a minimum of a one- year commitment.

Bookstore/Mailroom:

Process incoming and outgoing mail for the U.S. Postal Service. Oversee the operation of the campus bookstore, including office supplies and small gift items. Ability to work with the public, be well-organized and a self-starter. Oversee Work-Study students who assist in the area. Long-term position, minimum of one year.

Business Office/Enterprises:

Work in the Business Office answering phones, filing and acting as receptionist. Assist Director of Enterprises with Work Groups, filing, developing reports and forms. Make reservations for room requests, both meeting and housing. Send out confirmations and coordinate with Housing Office Manager. Assist in the summer housing office when necessary. Keep manuals up-to-date. Computer experience necessary. Long-term desired.

College Advancement:

Work with Director of College Advancement on fund-raising, letter-writing, community relations and other jobs as assigned. Computer experience, long-term desired.

College Advancement:

Long term position, minimum of one year. Assist in developing structures, planning fundraising efforts and mentoring current staff. Must have prior experience in public relations or marketing.

Food Service:

Assist with serving, taking money at the counter, working with other staff members to help prepare food and keep kitchen clean. Will work some weekends.

Hames Physical Education Center:

Front desk receptionist represents the center and makes the first impression to guests. You will be answering the phone; making reservations and selling memberships; keeping the lobby orderly. Long-term position preferred.

Housekeeping:

Prepare rooms for guests, cleaning laundry (no bed-making), 40 hours a week, flexible hours with substantial weekend work. Must be a self-starter. Several positions May – August; one position August – May.

Library:

Help with all facets of library work: cataloging, counter work, book repair, archives, assisting students and patrons. Will work some nights and weekends.

Physical Plant:

Team player, willing to swing a hammer, and work with physical plant crew. Specialized talents such as plumbing, electrical and carpentry are always welcome.

President's Office:

Receptionist for the President’s Office must have the ability to greet the public, perform general office tasks and work with little supervision. Good people skills, telephone etiquette and computer experience required. Long-term position available. Summer Housing Office Manager: Oversee the preparation of rooms for summer guests. Responsible for assigning rooms, daily sales reports, staff schedules, reporting maintenance problems, greeting guests, inventory and keys. Position requires flexibility and good communication skills. May – August.

Work Group Coordinator:

Work with Maintenance to organize and coordinate summer Work Groups. Contact group before arrival to finalize all forms and contracts to assure a smooth work experience. Act as a host to welcome and s settle in each group. Summer position May – August.

Work Group Leader:

Supervise summer work groups on special projects throughout campus. Knowledge of building trades helpful. Be aware of the job and the needed materials and their location. Be the facilitator between the work group and the maintenance department. Summer position May – August