Needed: A couple of Handy Men / Jacks-of-all-Trades
How Long: 3-6 months
What: Currently we are experiencing a lot of deterioration of our mission facilities and have a great need for someone to come and help us get caught up on some important maintenance projects. We have lots of exciting projects waiting just for you: rotting stairs, twisted and broken gutters, deteriorating walls, leaky ceilings, dirty and torn window screens, bat and dove infested roofs, and more!! At present Jorge is the only man on staff and with all of the other responsibilities he has directing the mission it is impossible for him to cover all the needs. We need someone who knows how to do all different types of odd jobs, including simple welding, plumbing, painting, basic electricity, and cement/brick laying if possible.
Profile: We need someone who has a lot of self-initiative and is patient, resourceful and flexible because often we aren’t able to find all of the same materials and tools that you are used to using; we have a lot to accomplish with a limited budget; and, you will be dealing with a different language and culture which can be challenging and cause delays.
Cost: All of us here at the mission are volunteers and we all pay a monthly fee to contribute towards covering our own food and housing expenses. The cost is $300 usd per month which covers housing and 3 meals a day at the mission. You would also be responsible for any additional personal expenses such as personal transportation, fun, snacks, communication, toiletries, laundry, etc…
Project Fund: If you are able to help us raise finances especially for our maintenance fund, that would be awesome and super helpful so that we can keep you busy the whole time you are here!
Bring: You would need to bring mostly work clothes/shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty, clothes/sandals for the beach and a couple of casual dress outfits for church and such. It is hot and humid here so be prepared to sweat! We will provide bedding and towels. Let us know and we can send you a more detailed list of packing suggestions.