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Hands On

What is Hands On?

Hands-On-Logo-14-high-resHands On is a short-term, summer missions program designed for members of The Salvation Army between the ages of 18 and 28 who are eager to engage in serving others. Hands On team members will have the opportunity to express their love, commitment, and passion for Jesus Christ while partnering with Salvation Army ministries in different cultures for the purpose of learning and serving in evangelism, physical labor, and personal discipleship.

For Summer 2017, there will be four teams heading to four locations: South America, Africa, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands, and a Homeland team. Team members for each area will be selected by the committee.

Applications are accepted online only.

Hands On 2017 Teams

Requirements:

  • All applicants must have a valid US passport prior to applying

  • Must be an active Salvationist

  • Must own and be willing to wear a Salvation Army uniform as assigned

  • Must be between 18-28 years old and have graduated high school by January 1, 2017

  • Must provide five (5) references: a personal reference (mentor, professor, friend, etc.), a professional reference (employer, teacher, coworker, etc.) and references from your Corps Officer, your Divisional Youth Secretary, and your Divisional Commander no later than application deadline

  • Must demonstrate leadership ability

  • Must be active in corps ministries

  • Must demonstrate emotional & spiritual maturity

  • Must have ability to work as a team player

  • Must have a desire to learn and serve

  • Must be able to travel both within and outside the United States

  • Must complete the Health History form and receive a physical examination if chosen for a team

  • Some Hands On teams may travel to countries where additional immunizations are required. Immunizations are the personal responsibility of the team members and proof of immunizations will be require prior to travel out of the USA

  • All team members will be required to participate in orientation and debriefing

 

Important Dates:

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Saturday, November 19, 2016

ORIENTATION

Monday, June 5 – Sunday, June 11, 2017 (Leaders arrive Sunday, June 4, 2017)

TRAVEL

Monday, June 12, 2017

RETURN

Thursday, July 27, 2017

DEBRIEFING

Friday, July 28 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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