Internships and Volunteer Opportunities for Students
There are a multitude of opportunities for students wanting to serve their community for a designated amount of time. Below are a few ways to get started.
The clearinghouse is the core of the Love INC ministry. Volunteers who help in this area make weekly or monthly commitments to serve. Opportunities to serve in the clearinghouse include projects (making copies, filing, making phone calls) and translating/ interpreting for Spanish clients. Spanish speaking volunteers would translate documents, make and receive phone calls, or interpret intake appointments.
Love INC can provide a wide variety of internship opportunities. Internships are developed for all majors and can include any or all of the following: one on one client contact, organization, fundraising, paper work, data entry, health care services, homeless, and mentoring. Internships are a great opportunity to gain job experience and put feet to your education.
- Administrative Projects
Make copies or flyers, file documents, make phone calls etc.
- Spanish Speakers
Translate documents, make and receive phone calls in Spanish, interpret intake appointments
- Pick up/Delivery
Pick a day (Monday through Thursday) to make deliveries for a couple of hours
On-call volunteer to give rides to clients Monday through Friday
- Yard Work
Help people in need in your area by offering yard work services any time you are available. Great way to serve around your schedule.
Studying to become a Health Care Professional? Volunteer in the Newberg Medical/Dental Clinic to gain valuable knowledge in your field of interest. We offer medical and dental appointments monthly, so contact Love INC (503-537-3999) for a schedule.
Newberg Community Shelter
Newberg has a growing population of people that are homeless. The mission of the Newberg Community Shelter is to help women and children of our area that are homeless get off the street and out of the elements.
There are many opportunities for students to get involved and experience the need just around the corner. From hosting, to cleaning, to making meals, people with any skill set can contribute and make a difference in their community
- Host in the Shelter
Stay from 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM once a month. Either two women or a husband and wife use their own bedroom and private bath. If you have any further questions, contact Love INC
- Cleaning Crew
Clean the shelter with a group one Saturday a month. Great for those wanting to serve but have busy schedules.
- Dinner Meal Provider
Provide a meal for 2 hosts and 10 guests once a month. Contact Love INC for available dates.
- Child Care
Hold babies, play with toddlers, or run around with grade school through high school students. Arrive at Newberg Friends every week on Thursday around 6:30 PM and leave around 8:30 PM. Contact Jody Jones if you are interested in this ministry.
Walk alongside teens and young adults Thursday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 at Newberg Friends Church. All that is required is a listening ear and a heart to care. Contact Love INC for more information.
- Snack Provider
Provide snacks or cookies once a month for 100 people. Contact Love INC for more information and scheduling.
Through Relational Ministry , Love INC trains and links church members with people in need on a long-term basis. This includes classes and one-on-one mentoring to help people in the Newberg area who are stuck in the cycle of poverty.