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Volunteering

2017 Volunteers: Congregational Church of Batavia, United Church of Christ (Batavia, Illinois)

By | Volunteer Photos, Volunteering

You know that we love our volunteers. Thanks to their hard work, we’re able to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our most recent batch of great volunteer photos are from our friends at Congregational Church of Batavia, United Church of Christ, in Batavia Illinois! Thank you!

2017 Volunteers: United Church of Christ of Pittsville (Pittsville, Wisconsin)

By | Volunteer Photos, Volunteering

We’re trying something new: putting the photos our wonderful volunteers take on our website! You may be used to seeing them on Facebook, but we’re going to try putting them here and sharing them to our social media channels. This means you’ll be able to find links to them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. If you like it (or don’t), please let us know in the comments!

This gallery is from our friends at the United Church of Christ of Pittsville in Pittsville, Wisconsin!

2017 Volunteers: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Muncie, Indiana)

By | Volunteer Photos, Volunteering

We’re trying something new: putting the photos our wonderful volunteers take on our website! You may be used to seeing them on Facebook, but we’re going to try putting them here and sharing them to our social media channels. This means you’ll be able to find links to them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. If you like it (or don’t), please let us know in the comments!

The first gallery is from our friends at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Muncie, Indiana!

A Special Message for Our Volunteers

By | Volunteering

This week is National Volunteer Week, and nonprofit organizations across the country will be taking time to thank the people who make so much of their work possible: the people who spend countless hours working for the organizations they care about.

At Back Bay Mission, we know that we’re blessed to have the best volunteers in the world.

Over the last few years, thousands of people have come from more than 40 states to serve with us on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. And, of course, countless people from the Gulf Coast have joined us to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives.

You’ve rehabilitated homes. You’ve walked through the food pantry with people. You’ve cleaned showers and done laundry. You’ve provided a ministry of presence. You’ve organized shrimp boils, attended meetings, and served as our ambassador.

We know that we couldn’t do our work without you. During this National Volunteer Week, please take a moment to reflect on your time at Back Bay Mission and remember the people who you served. And please know that their lives are better because of you.

Thank you.

Applications for the Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship Are Due Tomorrow!

By | Internships, Volunteering

Are you a young adult between the ages of 19 and 35? Are you passionate about social justice? Would you like to spend ten weeks this summer living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and working closely with staff at Back Bay Mission?

The Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship is an amazing opportunity for you! During this ten week internship, you’ll work closely with Mission staff, and learn about social service and justice work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You can learn more, and download the application, here.

But there’s no time to waste. Applications are due tomorrow!

Applications for the 2017 Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship Are Due March 1

By | Internships, Volunteering

The deadline for applications for the 2017 Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship is approaching!

The Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship provides young adults between the ages of 19 and 35 with a unique opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer program tailored to their interests. Drawing on the Mission’s long experience in community engagement and advocacy for justice, the internship will nurture participants’ passion for social justice and develop their appreciation for the church’s role in seeking social justice.

Applications must be submitted by March 1. Notifications will be made by March 31.

The internship will run from June 5 until August 11.

You can read more about the internship, and download the application, here.

Apply for the 2017 Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship

By | Internships, Volunteering

Back Bay Mission is now accepting applications for the 2017 Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship!

The Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship provides young adults between the ages of 19 and 35 with a unique opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer program tailored to their interests. Drawing on the Mission’s long experience in community engagement and advocacy for justice, the internship will nurture participants’ passion for social justice and develop their appreciation for the church’s role in seeking social justice.

Applications must be submitted by March 1. Notifications will be made by March 31.

The internship will run from June 5 until August 11.

You can read more about the internship, and download the application, here.

The 2018 Mission Trip Calendar is Open!

By | Mission Trips, Volunteering

Our 2018 mission trip calendar opened at midnight central time on January 1, 2017! You can see the calendar here. We do our best to keep the online calendar up to date, but things change quickly at the beginning of the year.

. We only accept reservations through email (we use the timestamp to reserve weeks on a first come, first serve basis).

Remember that there are changes to our mission trip program that take effect for groups coming in 2018. You can read about those changes here. You can see a FAQ about those changes here. You can learn more about mission trips here.

The 2018 Mission Trip Calendar Opens Tonight!

By | Mission Trips, Volunteering

Our 2018 mission trip calendar opens – and we’ll begin taking reservations – at midnight central time tonight!

To reserve a week for your group, We accept reservations only through email (we use the time stamp to make reservations on a first come, first serve basis).

Remember that some changes to our mission trip program take effect in 2018. You can read about those changes here. You can also see a FAQ about the changes on our website. You can learn more about mission trips at Back Bay Mission here.

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