Mission Builders of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) has paid employment and short-term (as little as one week) volunteer opportunities for Workers On Wheels RVers. The mission builds are Christian opportunities to serve.
Mission Builders of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) is a mission outreach ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The program started in 1987. It has completed almost 300 structures.
The Mission Builders program works with established Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations and institutions. They must be willing to undertake the responsibility for the construction of their own facilities. The program helps them save money on their building programs, in a cost effective manner.
This Mission Builders program is specific to individuals and couples wishing to be involved in Christian service at related churches, camps, and social ministries. On occasion, participants work as management supervisors of other volunteers doing disaster response work.
Spouses are welcome to participate. They may serve as construction workers. Or, they may serve in congregational or local volunteer outreach activities.
This is an interdenominational group. Mission Builders of the ELCA can build for the following Christian faiths: The Moravian Church in America, The Presbyterian Church, The Reformed Church in America, The Episcopal Church, The United Church of Christ, The United Methodist Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Building projects in the past have ranged from $150K- $4.5 million. The structures may take from three to nine months to complete. Building usually begins in early May. Completion is typically by the end of October. During this time, new project volunteers capable of demanding physical construction activities are welcome to come and work for a period as little as one week.
Working RVer participants who work less than a month serve as volunteers. They receive no remuneration. They do, however, receive RV parking and a full RV hook up. Volunteers are required to sign a waiver of liability. In situations where a Mission Builder or volunteer may be working near children or youth, the organization may require a background check.
After one month of volunteer duty, RVers deemed capable of doing this demanding, physical labor may be hired to work for pay. These working RVers are employees of the church, camp, or social ministry for which the structure is being constructed. Employees receive the state's prevailing minimum wage and are covered by Workman’s Compensation Insurance.
Mission Builders of the ELCA typically work 40 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday. The church, camp, or social ministry is responsible for providing RV parking and utilities. Depending on the projects, working RVers may park in a campground or in the parking lot of the organization.
Visit the Mission Builders of the ELCA website http://www.elcamissionbuilders.org.
Contact for additional information or an application:
Mission Builders of the ELCA
Attn: Bill Graves
119 Gulf Hibiscus Drive Port
St Joe, FL 32456