Could this be your best summer yet?

Every summer, SOS looks for approximately 50 college-age men and women with a desire to follow Jesus Christ with their lives and proclaim the gospel in word and deed through home repair.

This summer, nearly 1,600 high school and junior high students and adult leaders will come to SOS to serve 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, the days are long and hot. Most summer staff will be directly involved in residential roof 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 help in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with 1,600 students who will be at SOS this summer and with the 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 Christ.

What positions does SOS hire?
  • Team Leader: (SOS Binghampton [21 positions] & SOS114 [8 positions]) A team leader is basically the SOS version of a camp counselor. They work to guide groups of students each week and develop a relationship with a homeowner partner for the summer. No construction experience necessary. Plan to spend most of your days outside and on a roof!


  • Construction Manager: (Bing [7] & SOS114 [2]) Construction Managers oversee the construction progress of 3-4 of our worksites (each led by a Team Leader) under the supervision of our full-time construction team. Experience in construction or related field of study (engineers!) is preferred.


  • Runner: (Bing [4]) The soul of SOS’s shop! Runners are supervised by the Shop Manager. They maintain the shop and make material runs to our worksites. Runners work alongside a team of local high school students.


  • Shop Manager: (Bing [1]) The Shop Manager works in direct communication with the Construction Director and Construction Managers. The Shop Manager is the mediator between the shop and all of our construction projects, supervising and managing runners each day. Maturity and management skills/experience are preferred.


  • Photographer & Videographer: (Bing [1] & SOS114 [1]) Behind the camera and making chapel videos to build camp culture and ensure memories last. Part of the support staff team. A/V & video editing experience are preferred.


  • Volunteer/Office Coordinator: (Bing [1]) Keeper of behind the scenes details. Helps in the office, a smiling face/email for volunteers. Part of the support staff team. Detail oriented individuals with a passion for organization are preferred.


  • Kitchen Manager: (Bing [1]) Our kitchen manager works under and alongside the kitchen director to make sure everyone at SOS is well fed each week. Their duties include planning, ordering food and kitchen supplies each week, and preparing meals each day. Part of the support staff team. Detail oriented individuals with a passion for organization are preferred.


  • Camp Coordinators: (Bing [2] & SOS114 [2]) A Camp Coordinator is an all-star returner who wears many hats. Camp Coordinators are tasked with unique and important leadership opportunities within SOS camps. They will communicate with youth leaders and volunteers each week, handle many of the weekly details of operating camp, and help be a connection point between full-time staff and summer staff. This position carries a great deal of tradition, legacy, and responsibility. Camp Coordinators are on the support staff team.


  • Marketing Intern: (Bing [1])  The Marketing Intern will work to create and implement a digital marketing campaign for the summer while encouraging the fun of camp and communicating that fun and the heart of SOS to our followers. The role requires creativity, passion and best suits a self-starting, independent, and organized worker. This position is part of support staff.
Are these paid positions?

Yes! Summer Staff are paid approximately $250/week plus room and board is provided.

What's the summer schedule?

Support Staff positions will arrive to SOS on May 20, 2019. Returning staff will arrive to SOS on May 22, 2019. New staff will arrive to SOS on May 23, 2019. May 23-31 will be dedicated to training and orientation, followed by seven weeks of camp and then one final week for staff only. There will be a mid-summer break during which staff will have time off June 29 through July 2, and then will report July 3-5 for a staff-only week. Camp will resume that Sunday, July 7 for week five. Summer employment will terminate on Thursday morning, August 1, 2019. 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 evenings and Fridays 10pm until Sunday 1pm.


*Specific dates are tentative.

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.


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