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Application Process

Refuge 139 can take both individuals and groups of any size.

If you are an individual looking to apply for an upcoming trip, please apply using the links at the bottom of this page.

If you are interested in bringing a group, please contact us at keith_franklin@jaars.org.

Volunteer Expectations

  • Assisting the Lead Staff as they run a full day VBS style program for ages 0-18 years of age
  • Specific Responsibilities may include: leading lessons/small groups, helping with games and crafts, and/or nursery work
  • Being sensitive to and encouraging to the missionary kids (MKs) and their unique needs and culture
  • Give feedback and encouragement to missionary parents in relation to their children.
  • Inspire and encourage the spiritual, physical, mental, and social development of MKs to their greatest God-given potential

Mental/Physical Health Expectations

  • Capable of international travel independently
  • No mobility issues – locations are largely not handicap accessible
  • Able to work in a team setting and live in close quarters
  • Comfortable living in a cross-cultural setting where accommodations and food may be more spartan

 

 

Child Safety Requirements

We take Child Safety very seriously. In order to participate in this program, the applicant: 

  • Must not have intentionally viewed pornography for a minimum of 12 months
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Will need to complete an hour of online child safety training
  • Will be interviewed about their experience working with children.

If you have concerns, please email keith_franklin@jaars.org.

U.S. Application Process

There are two parts to the application process: a standard application and a child safety process. Both parts of the process must be completed and approved prior to acceptance.  Flights will not be purchased until you have been fully approved.

Application Process

  • Application (click here to be redirected to our online application)
  • Two References Received (Professional and Pastoral)
  • U.S. Criminal Background Check
  • Online Child Safety Training
  • Child Safety Zoom Interview
  • Code of Conduct Form Completed

Notification of Acceptance

  • Sign Liability Form

Canadian Application Process

There are two parts to the application process: a standard application and a child safety process. Both parts of the process must be completed and approved prior to acceptance.  Flights will not be purchased until you have been fully approved.

Application Process

  • Application (Email Keith_franklin@jaars.org)
  • Initial Zoom Interview
  • Three References Received (Personal, Pastoral, and Professional)
  • Canadian Police Check
  • Online Child Safety Training
  • Child Safety Zoom Interview
  • Code of Conduct Form Completed

Notification of Acceptance

  • Sign Liability Form

To begin the application process to join one of our teams:

U.S. applicants, please click here to be redirected to our online application.

Canadian applicants, please email keith_franklin@jaars.org to begin your application process.

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