What age do you have to be to volunteer?
We allow all ages to come and serve at Show-Me Christian Youth Home. If you are traveling with children or youth, the group leader or parents are responsible for those in their group.
Do I need to be with a group to volunteer?
No, we host groups of all sizes and individuals.
When can we volunteer?
We have volunteers visit all year round. We have many individuals who help us on an “on-call” basis as a need arises. We have some who visit for a day, or some that visit for a week. We do our best to help you or your group have an experience that is customized to best meet the needs of our volunteers and our ministry.
What will we be doing when we get there?
We have jobs of all types and skill levels. These tasks include, but are not limited to: cleaning, painting, organizing donations, helping assist office staff, construction projects, and landscaping. There are opportunities to interact with our children, but this is not always a possibility.
What will our accommodations be like?
Where you sleep can depend on how big your group is and when you will be here. You may be hosted by one of our families in their home. You may also be hosted in our gym. No worries, if you sleep in the gym, you will still have everything you need. No matter where you end up sleeping, we provide a mattress to sleep on; some may be on a bed, some on the floor. The mattress will have a fitted sheet and a blanket. You will need to bring a pillow and any additional bedding that you might want. Please see our suggested packing list for any additional items you might want to bring.
We provide all your meals during your stay, even if you just plan to be here for a day. All meals will be at our multi-purpose building, unless other arrangements are made. We can accommodate around 30 people, if you plan to bring a larger group, please discuss this with the volunteer coordinator
Does it cost anything to volunteer?
Mission teams are the life blood of our ministry; without their assistance our expenses would be greatly increased. Therefore, there are no charges for lodging or food while your group is here. The only expenses you will have are your travels to and from Show-Me.
We do figure that it cost our ministry $15 a day to house a single volunteer. Although, it is certainly not required to serve, some groups choose to donate the equivalent of this cost, or more to support our ministry. These donations are often used to fund the projects that our volunteers work on.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our volunteer coordinator at (660)347‑5982 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.