Good Works will be co-sponsoring a project with United Youth Corps in Santiago, Chile from July 12, 2015 until July 26, 2015.

We are seeking two individuals who are passionate about teaching, and are willing to stretch outside of their comfort zone. The project will consist of teaching English, leadership, and speech. The classes will be hosted by the local congregation, and will be opened to community members. Certifications in teaching, English, or speech are preferred, though not required. Those selected must have a positive recommendation from their pastor.

$9500
$10000

Good Works is co-sponsoring a project with United Youth Corps in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from July 26, 2015 until July 31, 2015. This project will provide a total of six individuals to help staff a summer Youth camp.

We are seeking two individuals with cooking/kitchen experience. Physically, they will need to be able to handle hard work in a hot kitchen (no A/C).  They will be preparing three meals per day, plus snacks. They will be assisted by at least two local Jamaican volunteers who will help with meal planning and will instruct on preparing local foods when necessary.

$8500
$8500

Good Works is co-sponsoring a project in Brazil with United Youth Corps! This project will take place in Maloca de Moscou from Dec. 16, 2014, until Dec. 25, 2014.

Earlier this year Good Works sent Paul Syltie, a soil expert, to evaluate the farming practices of the local villagers in this remote location. Based on his finding we will be sending volunteers to work directly with villagers to prepare land to be farmed. Conditions will be rustic; the volunteers will be staying in tents and will be helping with food preparation.

The team met up in the Miami airport on December 16, 2014. Check back on December 26th for blogs and updates.

$10000
$10000

United Youth Corps and Good Works will once again be co-sponsoring a project in Guatemala! This project will take place at the Eagle’s Nest Orphanage from Dec. 26, 2014, until Jan. 9, 2015.

The children at Eagle’s Nest Orphanage thrive on receiving individual attention from loving adults. Therefore the Youth Corps Team’s primary goal will be to spend time each day showing the children love, affection and building relationships.

Another goal is to help the children improve their English skills through daily lessons and exposure. The ability to speak English gives Guatemalans an improved opportunity to find work and build a career in tourism, business or teaching. Volunteers will work using songs, games and activities to help make learning English fun.

$11000
$11000

In Maloca de Moscou, Brazil there is a need for a water well... a deep one to give abundant water for irrigation during the dry season, and for community use (approximately 625 individuals would benefit). The plan is to have the well situated atop a hill, with a water tank for pressure, hoses and pipes that will divert water to individual family plots in which vegetables could be grown -- spinach, collards, lettuce, root crops, tomatoes, and peppers, and other tropical crops -- providing a focal point of improved nutrition and health for the community. Good Works is partnering with LifeNets to provide the funding for this well.

$4000
$4001

Good Works is seeking a qualified individual, preferrably someone experienced in small scale or organic farming, to accompany Mr. Jorge de Campos to Brazil in April. Qualified individuals should have experience in farming or education in agricultural sciences.

This individual would evaluate the current farming practices of the community in Maloca de Moscou. This individual would then create a report with recommendations for improved practices, as well as a curriculum to be taught to the locals at a later date. If interested in participating, please contact Lena VanAusdle at Lena_VanAusdle@ucg.org with related experience, and three references (references should include pastor). Please submit your information by February 7, 2014.

$3000
$3000

"Super-storm" typhoon Haiyan (also known as typhoon Yolanda) hit the island nation of the Philippines on Nov. 7-8, 2013, leaving behind a trail of devastation. Possibly the strongest typhoon on record to make landfall, it has affected tens of thousands of people along the coastline. We are greatly concerned for the well-being of those affected by the storm, not just now, but as recovery begins and progresses. We are raising funds to aid in the recovery process. Because assessments of the damage are ongoing we will maintain contact with our associates in the region, who will help us determine how these funds will be most helpful to those affected.

$100000
$104339

The congregation in Ogembo, Kenya, owns land and has a suitable building to meet in; however, there is no direct access to the property, which is difficult, especially since this congregation is responsible for hosting the Feast of Tabernacles for over 100 members each year.

$6000
$6000

The congregation in Bagaria, Kenya, has a need for a church building and property on which to build. Currently they meet under a piece of plastic! This means that during the dry season it is very hot, and in the rainy season it is very muddy.

The members are greatly invested in this venture, as they will do much of the work themselves. For things that they lack the skill to accomplish they will hire a local builder to complete. Currently they have to travel to the valley to meet, which is not central to where they live. The proposed property is on the mountain, meaning better access for our 25 members.

$5500
$5500

The people in a community of Migori, Kenya have been facing a unique difficulty: they run out of water. To handle this problem the people would carry water from a nearby neighborhood well, unfortunately this well has been polluted by a deep pit latrine that was installed at a new apartment complex nearby. The people are requesting two large water tanks in which they can collect and store rain water to fill their needs for clean water.

 

$2750
$2750