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The dedication of time and talent can have just as much impact on ending poverty as a gift. Whether you’ve got a photographic eye, been blessed with the gift of song or are simply motivated to lend a hand at WHI headquarters, your dedication can help World Hope International’s mission.

Volunteer Qualified Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist)
Volunteering Long-Term

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Qualified Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) - Community Paediatrics Service

Location:  Freetown, Sierra Leone 

Position Type: Full time; at least three months commitment preferable

Employer/Organization Description: Enable the Children, founded as an independent not-for-profit in 2007 and more recently incorporated as a program of World Hope International, is a team of local and expatriate staff who provide Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, care, and support services to approximately 600 children living with disabilities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 

Please see: https://www.worldhope.org/enable-the-children and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUE1murheCw

Job Description: The main role is to co-ordinate a specialist physical therapy service to children and families in the community, assessing and diagnosing children, then planning treatment and interventions, undertaking treatment and maintaining associated records. Also the role holder will oversee the work and planning of the physical therapy team, especially investing in the training of local staff within the team and participate in the training of staff with development and evaluation of the whole service.    

Requirements/Qualifications:

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements)

  • Supportive of World Hope International’s mission, values and philosophy of missions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Fluent in English, and willing to learn new languages
  • Computer skills, including Word and Excel beneficial
  • Ability to respond to requests and obtain information in a timely manner

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Christian faith (or tolerant to work closely with those of Christian faith)
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, reliable and empathetic
  • Must have good relational and team working skills
  • Has healthy affirming relationships and exhibits integrity in professional and personal life

 

Education and Experience:

  • Registered Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) with at least two years of experience
  • Experience in community paediatrics
  • Developing nation experience beneficial

 

Application Instructions:

Submit the following information to Anna Vines, Enable the Children Program Director at annavines@worldhope.org:

‐résumé / CV, cover letter and references

Work Hours: 40 hours

In-country stipend: $500 per month

Benefits: 1 flight per year with travel to and from Freetown (FNA) airport, visa and residents permit, house rent (up to $2500 per year) and travel health insurance

 

The Homestead

Northeastern Kansas

http://www.homesteadministry.org

The Homestead is a ministry extension of Westview Community Church in Manhattan, Kansas.  The vision of the Homestead is to be a safe, residential house that is used for ministry to each Homesteader, 18 years & older needing our residence, who have exited the sex industry and have been through a measure of their healing and recovery, to live free of charge; enroll in school or participate in a job apprenticeship; continue with support and recovery work; and begin to move from being under a 100% supervisory program to 100% independence back into the mainstream of life in a productive, life-giving, and contributing way.

Position Available:  Marketing & Public Outreach Coordinator

Position Summary:  Christ-follower to develop fundraising plans; facilitate fundraising events; develop marketing materials; grant research, writing, application, follow-up; media updates to websites and facebook page.

Spiritual Gifts:  Administration, Giving, Exhortation

Talents or Abilities Desired:  Dependability, Money Management Skills, Friendly, Good Communication, Public Speaking, Organizational Skills, Detail-oriented, Writing Skills, Professional

Best Personality Traits:  Motivational, Charisma, Extraverted, Friendly

Passion for:  resourcing and stewarding God’s resources and funneling them into worthwhile causes; making sure God’s people are informed and given God-directed opportunities.

Anticipated Time Commitments:

  • Minimum of one year commitment
  • Phone calls and meetings with potential donors
  • Planning, organizing and facilitating fund-raising events
  • Grant writing
  • Keeping social media sites updated with current information

 

Position Available:  House Manager

Position Summary:  Stable, mature Christ-follower to live at The Homestead House as the house manager.  General oversight of the property (inside and outside) and general oversight of the residents.

Spiritual Gifts:  Love, Shepherding, Teaching, Wisdom

Talents or Abilities Desired:  Good boundaries, ability to listen, flexibility, dependability, consistent, good role model, organized

Best Personality Traits:  Extraverted, Motivational, Balances, Friendly, Non-judgmental, Soft yet Firm when needed, Patient

Passion for:  Ministering to women who have exited the sex industry, with a heart for understanding their special needs, especially at this re-entry phase of the recovery process

Anticipated Time Commitments and Duties:

  • Doing Ministry:  Days, nights and weekends
  • Participating in meetings/trainings:  Daily connection with Executive Director
  • Overall function of home
  • Maintain master calendar of Homesteaders and house activities/meetings
  • New Homesteader Orientations
  • Provide transportation as needed
  • Be Available

 

For additional information, contact KimRankens@worldhope.org  or complete an online application here: Mid-Term Volunteer Application

Volunteering Long-Term

Individuals who are interesting in volunteering overseas for a longer period of time in a particular area should contact Hope Corps staff for more information.