Could this be your best summer yet?

Every summer, SOS looks for approximately 60 college-age men and women with a desire to follow Jesus Christ with their lives and proclaim the gospel in word and deed through urban home repair.

This summer, nearly 1,600 high school and junior high students and adult leaders will come to SOS to serve inner-city Memphis for a one-week summer camp. With the help of these volunteers, SOS will partner with over 30 homeowners to provide critical home repair in the neighborhoods of Binghampton, the Heights and Orange Mound. In order to fulfill this calling, SOS needs a team of dedicated summer staff who are eager to commit themselves to growing as a disciple of Jesus and also to serve others over themselves. Will you join us and invest this summer?

What can you expect on summer staff?

The work required of you will be hard. Expect long, tiring, hot days, but a reward of everlasting significance. Most summer staff will be directly involved in home repair which does not necessarily require experience, but it does require a willingness to learn and then empower others with that knowledge.

You will be given the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with 1,600 students who will be at SOS this summer and with the inner-city homeowners and neighbors we work with everyday.

You will be given the opportunity to be part of the SOS family as we seek to love, stretch, challenge, encourage and affirm one another as brothers and sisters in the Lord.

What positions does SOS hire?

Construction Managers
Team Leaders
Runners
A/V – Photo/Video
Volunteer/Office Coordinator
Shop Manager
Kitchen Managers
High School Staff

Are these paid positions?

Yes! Summer Staff are paid a weekly stipend ($250/week) plus room and board is provided.

What's the summer schedule?

Summer Staff will report on Wednesday, May 24 for staff training, followed by seven weeks of camp and then one closing week for staff only. There will be a mid-summer break during which staff will have time off July 1-4 and then will report July 5-7 for a staff-only week. Camp will resume that Sunday for week five. Summer 2017 employment will terminate on Friday morning, August 4. Due to the nature of the demands of our summer camp schedule, staff are strongly discouraged from missing any days of work during this 10 week period. All staff are given time off on Wednesday evening and Friday 10pm until Sunday 1pm.

What will you gain from this commitment?

SOS seeks to serve homeowners, campers, and summer staff alike!

We want to encourage and equip you to be a more effective and fruitful follower of Jesus Christ.

We want you to leave SOS having cultivated a more intimate relationship with Christ, a new spiritual family at SOS and a greater devotion to loving the poor, oppressed and unreached in the name of Christ.

We also believe you will gain relational and professional experience and skills from a unique, dynamic work environment that will serve you in your future vocational endeavors, bless others and further God’s kingdom.