SWAP (Sharing With Appalachian People) provides mission/service/learning opportunities for young people and adults, mainly through the summer months. Primary focus of SWAP is housing repair low-income individuals and families who do not qualify for other low-cost housing programs, and supporting faith-sharing, communication and understanding between volunteers and local residents.
This ten week assignment includes a level of interaction with adult and youth groups, youth sponsors and local SWAP clients that provides opportunity to explore new cultures and stretch one's faith and understanding of Christ's call to serve others.
The group of staff will be made up of persons 19 years of age older with willingness and desire to serve and lead others.
Some of your time will be given to visit the client's homes beforehand to meet with the clients. While there, instructions will be given as to what work will be done, how to go about getting work completed along with tools and materials needed for the job. Ongoing oversight will be provided by the location coordinators.