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SOCIAL WORK

On-Campus Opportunities:

  • Build relationships and accountability through small-group activities with women in a Christian halfway house by volunteering at Promise Place.
  • visit young people in juvenile prison weekly at Schaffner Youth Detention Center
  • Volunteer with special needs adults at the Paxton Ministry Home or Best Buddies.
  • Spend time in the life of a child/youth through ministry opportunities, hanging out and being a mentor through Abba’s Place, New Hope Ministries Kids Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, or Young Life.
  • Connect with students concerned about their body image and eating disorders through Healthy Reflections and the Capital Area Pregnancy Center.
  • Promote sexual abstinence until marriage in area schools and youth groups through I’m Worth Waiting For.
  • Spend time weekly with residents of Bethany Village, Seidle Hospital and Messiah Village.
  • Build relationships with the men and women at Bethesda’s men’s and women’s shelters in Harrisburg through helping to prepare and serve food.
  • Serve as the Human Rights Awareness Outreach coordinator.

Post-Graduate Opportunities:

  • Family counselor at an International school for missionary kids
  • Serve as student residence parents: substitute for children’s own parents who work in translation elsewhere. They maintain a home which may accommodate just a few children or as many as 15.
  • Work with MCC as a Psychologist/Social Worker for Children's Social Rehabilitation Center.
  • Work with MCC: Work as a Program/Student Support Worker to intervene and support students socially, emotionally, and spiritually through a variety of programs.
  • Work with MCC as a Peace Facilitator.
  • Work with Mission Year
 

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