Position: Mission Intern
Year of Service: Rolling Acceptance
Summer of Service: Rolling Acceptance
Location: Milwaukee, WI in the neighborhood of Riverwest
Who we are seeking?
- Young Adults ages 21-26
- Any background of study
- Open to Catholic Spiritual teaching and life
What You Can Expect to Experience?
- A life of prayer rooted in the Catholic faith with a focus on daily prayer and Catholic Social Teaching to better come to know Christ and the love that he has for the poor.
- Leadership and Career Development:
- A life of Apostolate: Mission Interns take on the role of running food panty operations in various capacities through Team Shop, Team Feast, Team Grow, Team Stride, and Team Form. All working together towards the betterment of the neighborhoods in which we serve. You will gain leadership experience in non-profit community work.
- A Life in Intentional Community: Missionaries live in the neighborhood in which we serve with fellow missionaries. Together we grow through the sharing of community, life of prayer, service, and living simply.
How to discern if this is the next step in your life?
-Commit to a lifestyle of generosity and learning that everyone has something to give and receive no matter their walk of life?
-Live a life of simplicity, where you will receive a monthly stipend of $300/month, as well have room and board covered?
-Be challenged in your way of seeing the world and those that are a part of it and grow in love for those around you?
-Learn more about Social Justice and the ways that we can create change for the betterment of others?
-Share in the experience that is a life of prayer and community?
What type of vocational experiences are available?
- Volunteer Coordinator & Development Assistant- helping coordinate the recruiting, scheduling, training, forming and monitoring of volunteers as well as aiding in the formation curriculum of growth to service, solidarity and justice. Assist donor database and revenues, gifts, and deposit procedures to ensure donors time and money are properly acknowledged.
- Food Wellness and Acquisition Coordinator- The acquisition coordinator serves the community by acquiring the healthiest inventory and developing programming to enrich the quality of life of community members, to facilitate healing, well-being and building habits and skills to improve dietary health.
- Urban Farm Coordinator- Under the management of our lead farmer, coordinate the research, development and operations of a 27,000 square foot high tunnel vegetable farm including farm site management of planting cycles, watering, harvesting, neighborhood resident engagement, volunteer management, business partnerships, social media with nonprofit partners etc.
- Mission Advancement Assistant- Reporting to the Mission Advancement Director, the primary responsibilities of the Mission Advancement Assistant are supporting the planning, implementation, management, and oversight of all development and communication initiatives through special projects that will enable the Riverwest Food Pantry to increase its capacity to reach and cultivate donors and prospective supporters throughout the Greater Milwaukee community.
- Information Systems Coordinator- Provide the technological support and implementation needed as it seeks to enrich the quality of life of all community members through programming that nourishes, creates belonging, and helps all people prosper. The Information Systems Coordinator will work to support existing systems, implement system improvements, and develop and refine our technology suite so that we can always provide our community members, volunteers, and staff with the capacity and capability they need.
- Human Services Coordinator- Under the direction of our community care manager, help coordinate mentoring and crisis assistance for neighborhood residents. Key emphasis is on stable housing (eviction and homelessness prevention) and employment referrals. Assist coordinating the training of volunteer mentors as well as overseeing documentation, reporting and evaluation.
Our application process is a time of mutual discernment between the Riverwest Food Pantry and yourself. We encourage you to entrust yourself and your application to God in prayer.
· Step 1:
o Respond to Application Questions
o Seek out 1 current or recent supervisor and 2 other references
-(professors, residential directors, pastors or spiritual directors, youth leaders, student activity moderators, academic advisors, etc.)
-Ask for the Mission House Recommendation Form and have them email responses directly to email@example.com .
· Step 2:
o Phone Interview
o Consider any questions you have regarding the Riverwest Food Pantry and the Mission House
· Step 3: On-Site Discernment Period (Some of this may have been revised/adjusted due to COVID)
o After completion of your application, you may be invited to spend the weekend in the Riverwest community. The goal of this visit is twofold:
1. To live in the mission/routine of those currently serving in the community
2. Conduct in-person interviews with members of the Mission House staff. After your on-site discernment, we will have a final discussion regarding fit—for both you and us. If all goes well, we will invite you to join us as a mission intern and await your response.