*Closed for 2015. Dates for 2016 available in the fall.
The Project Barnabas team member is modeled after Barnabas in the Bible, whose name meant Son of Encouragement. The role of a Project Barnabas team member is to represent Amor, walk alongside others and serve wherever and whenever needed. Most of the roles that a Project Barnabas team member fills during our busy spring season are behind the scenes, absolutely necessary, and service-oriented. Amor Ministries and the groups we serve have many different needs during this time, and Project Barnabas team members work to meet all of them. Project Barnabas team members may spend the week: serving and encouraging a group on a work site, preparing food at the campground for groups through Amor’s La Cocina program, setting up a camp site for an upcoming group, organizing or delivering tools for groups, or a combination of some or all of these things. Each of these roles focuses on empowering the groups as they serve the local church and community through building homes.
Your training for Project Barnabas emphasizes this philosophy of service. During your time as a Barnabas, you will be instructed in the basics of your volunteer area. However, your primary role as a Barnabas is to ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER the groups however needed (therefore, an extensive knowledge of Amor and your volunteer area is not necessary). Your basic week outline if you are serving in Baja is: Sunday-training and meeting groups and leading them into Mexico, Monday through Friday-serving the groups, and Friday/Saturday-returning home.
Serve as a liaison between Amor Ministries and our groups that have come to build homes by being a resource for both. Clean tools, mix stucco, answer questions (or direct them to the right person), pick up stray nails, and through it all be an encouragement to everyone you meet.
Serve alongside our La Cocina Mexican staff members to provide an authentic Mexican meal experience to groups throughout their mission trip. Assist with the food purchasing, preparation, and clean up that provides the needed sustenance for a group while they are serving with Amor.
Serve in our Amor Store at camp - our store selling clothing and goods at camp that benefits Project Hope. Keep the store clean and tidy, stock inventory, and assist customers to make the store an inviting and fun environment.
$130 per person for 1 week. $30 for each additional week of service.
To apply, please complete our Project Barnabas Application and mail it back to us, along with a $25 non-refundable deposit fee. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 619.662.1200 ext. 128.