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Volunteer and Service Opportunities
 

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A MINISTRY?
Our greatest need presently is to find a committed, Christian couple to serve as house parents.  We want to demonstrate God's unconditional love, provide a Christian home and school setting and model the principles of Christian living in the environment of family, school and work.  Our goal is to educate children and encourage them to strive toward academic and vocational excellence.  Consider what this ministry can provide for you.

  • Fulfilling Service in a Ministry that you can see the difference you make.

  • Housing, Meals and Clothing

  • Paid service with benefits

  • A Christian Work Environment

  • Challenging Responsibilities and Opportunities

This is  YOUTH MINISTRY in its purest form.  It is not wrestling for an hour of attention from a child to gain a baby step of progress only to send him or her back to a dysfunctional family for the rest of the week.  It is an opportunity to have the tools to effectively mold, shape and provide the needs of a  young person.

This is DISCIPLESHIP in a true sense.  It is long term placement of a child in your care to mentor to them.

This is TEAM MINISTRY by necessity.  It takes two, both a role model Mom and a role model Dad to give the complete balance a child needs.  It is an opportunity to win the hearts and souls being wrecked by society and broken homes.

If you are looking for a full time Christian ministry that will meet the challenge of  at-risk youth and are not afraid of a lifestyle that involves physical "hands on" work, then the Sunbelt approach may be the alternative you are looking for.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO SERVE AT SUNBELT?
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, give us a telephone call today at 601-775-3498.  We want to hear from you.

 

  

 

 

General Qualifications

Stable Married Couple

25-55* years old

High School Grad

Baptized Believer in Jesus Christ

Active Participant in a New Testament Church

Physically fit and able to serve

Clean Criminal Background

 

* Let's talk!

Much of the work done at Sunbelt in the construction and physical improvements of  our ranch is done by volunteers, either alone or in groups.  Sunbelt makes an excellent missions project for your church group and we invite you to consider booking your mission trip here.

There are numerous opportunities to be of assistance. Because of the working nature of the ranch, there are opportunities for skilled laborers as well as youth groups. We very much appreciate you contacting us well in advance about coordinating your volunteer time at Sunbelt so that we can maximize the benefit for all parties.
 

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW HOUSE - SEE PHOTOS HERE
We're building a new ranch house to be in a position to provide space for more children.  What we need is coordinated, skilled labor to finish this house.  We specifically need drywall finishers, plumbers, and carpenters; later on we will need painters and  landscapers.
 

   

RANCH WORK
There is always something that needs to be done on a ranch.  This summer, we are hoping to rework some of our fences, as an example.  Bailing time is always a busy time around the ranch, when we try to bring the hay into the barn.  Currently, several of our residents are female and we can certainly use the help when hay season comes in, later this summer.  Firewood is an on going project as well.

   

LABOR TO SORT AND ORGANIZE DONATED MATERIALS
When we receive donated items, we could use assistance to sort and organize the donated items so that they can best be used on the ranch.  Cleaning and organizing the Ranch Store is an ongoing project.

   

SKILLED TRADES
If we know someone is coming to volunteer on the ranch and they have specific skills, we will do our best to utilize that skill in what we need most at the time.  The original house, the Diamond H needs to be remodeled before it can be used again to house children. Although this is not presently a 'top' priority, we will need electricians and carpenters for that project.

   

HOUSING FACILITIES AT THE RANCH
Groups working at the ranch are provided housing and meals at no cost in a bunk house setting, males and females dorms with bathroom and shower facilities.  We have space for 14, but we've had groups bring mattresses for the floor before to accommodate the extra.  While we have some bedding material, it's best for groups to plan on bringing their own bedding (pillows/sheets/blankets) for bunk beds. 

VOLUNTEER RELEASE
Each member of a group is asked to sign a release of liability to protect Sunbelt Christian Youth Ranch.  Volunteers will not working alone with our youth, and not in a supervisory position with them. 

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
Depending upon the job that is being planned, the ranch may have tools on hand, although many groups bring their own.  It's best if we talk about what is needed when you are making plans to come.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLAN A MISSIONS TRIP?
Most of our heavy construction and repair work is done during the summer time, when schools are typically out and the groups have more people that can commit, however we welcome your inquiry about trips at other times.  From a logistical standpoint, we encourage groups considering us during the summer to limit their number to 15, less than that if it is during the school year because it stretches our staff very thin.  Most volunteers have stayed for 3-7 days, although from time to time, we have some "snowbirds" (Retired and Traveling) who escape the northern cold and volunteer on the ranch during the winter.

DEVOTIONAL AND WORSHIP TIMES
We enjoy having devotional and worship times with groups that work at Sunbelt and encourage you to participate with us.

We need notice of your intentions in order to prepare.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRINGING A GROUP TO SUNBELT, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM
 

 

Your Name

 

 

Group Name

Address

City, State, Zip

Phone Number

Cell Phone

   
Your E-mail

What type of project would you like to be involved in?

Do you have anyone in your group that has specific skills relative to the work
that you want to be involved in
?   Please give us some information.

How many people would you be bringing on your team?
Men        Women        Boys        Girls       

How many days are you planning on being at Sunbelt? 

When are you thinking you could make this Mission Trip?


Additional Comments:
(
Please give us some information about your group)

 


 

We will contact you soon about your Mission Trip
Thank you for Volunteering

 

 

 

 

CAN'T VOLUNTEER?
Please consider donating!

IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP US
CALL US AT 601-775-3498

Sunbelt Christian Youth Ranch
8782 Old Highway 80
| Lake, Mississippi | 601-775-3498
 


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