Housing Maintenance Staff

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by JAARS




Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


North Carolina
United States


Do you like a day full of variety? Do you love working with your hands to accomplish tasks? Do you enjoy the satisfaction of having completed a job well?

There are 89 housing units on the JAARS Center and we need a person to join the team providing basic maintenance for these facilities.

You will play a part in how JAARS makes Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth.

Brief Description

Assist the Housing and Housekeeping staff to prepare and maintain the housing units to a level of excellence.

  • ·        This is a full-time, volunteer or career staff that raises their support position
  • ·        Must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder to apply


  • ·        General interior and exterior maintenance duties (i.e. light bulb replacement, air filter replacement, window washing, etc.)
  • ·        Move furniture
  • ·        Prepare units prior to maintenance work done by the Facilities Maintenance Department
  • ·        Housekeeping duties as needed
  • ·        This is a 32 hour per week position which includes mornings and afternoons
  • ·        Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • ·        Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively


Education and Experience Desired

  • ·        Minimum of High School diploma or GED
  • ·        Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • ·        Able to perform assigned tasks with limited supervision
  • ·        Good computer skills using Microsoft Office or willingness to learn
  • ·        Good written and verbal communication skills

JAARS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Christian ministry located on a beautiful 500+ acre campus south of Charlotte, North Carolina. We have nearly 100 guest housing units, recreational areas, swimming pool, auto shop, mail room, library, cafeteria, RV Park, childcare facilities, and youth ministries.

We have a variety of campus operations, housed in 20 buildings, with more than 500 JAARS and partner organization staff serving. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and with other organizations locally and globally.

JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.

JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.

JAARS Core Values 

Together in Christ, we commit to:

1.      Seek God Above All

2.      Serve in Love

3.      Act with Integrity

4.      Steward God’s Resources with Courage

5.      Pursue Excellence

6.      Collaborate with Respect

7.      Create A Culture of Innovation


Training Provided

Housing Available

How To Apply



There are many key opportunities at JAARS for you to help make Bible translation possible around the world. Volunteers are a crucial part of every department; over 50% of the staff are volunteers. We could not provide significant technical and logistical support services without people like YOU!



You will gain a new vision for missions and realize the lasting value of how your practical and technical skills are helping to transform lives around the world. Build meaningful and potentially lasting relationships with fellow volunteers and career staff. In the winter months, volunteers gather regularly for events such as breakfasts and game nights.


Service Length

Volunteers can serve from two weeks to many years. The types of positions available to you will depend on your abilities and especially, the length of your stay. For IT positions, a month of service is required. Longer-term volunteers are important in positions that require task continuity, training, or certifications.


Volunteer Requirements

  • ·        Proof of health insurance
  • ·        Be self-supported, or receive funds through another organization
  • ·        Ages 14-17 may serve if accompanied by a responsible adult
  • ·        Agreement with our Statement of Faith



A variety of short-term to one-year, on-campus, fully-furnished housing units are available for volunteers who serve a minimum of 40 hours per week per couple, or 20 hours per week per single. Units include phones, WiFi, kitchens, bedding, and towels. An RV park with hookups is also available. Call housing for pricing and to make reservations. 704.843.6020