General Maintenance Technician

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by JAARS




Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


North Carolina
United States


Are you a jack of all trades? Or handy with various building repairs and construction tasks? Do you like variety in your work? We have a place for you!

General Maintenance Technicians at JAARS are assigned daily repair projects and requests, either working individually or as a team. JAARS has 89 housing units, office and work buildings, as well as physical areas needing maintenance.

As part of the team, you will have a part in making Bible translation and language development possible in the most remote and difficult places on earth. That is impacting lives for eternity!

Brief Description

Responsible for general maintenance and repair of equipment and buildings at JAARS.

  • ·        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


  • ·        Assist in construction or alteration projects on center office and housing facilities
  • ·        Repair, maintain, or remodel constructions outside or within physical structures
  • ·        Use hand tools and power tools to perform modifications and repairs
  • ·        Conduct planned maintenance of equipment in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations
  • ·        Dismantle and overhaul equipment such as pumps, small engines, lawnmowers, and chainsaws
  • ·        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

Requirements and Experience Desired

  • ·        Experience in general maintenance work.
  • ·        Experience in troubleshooting, maintenance, and mechanical repairs on various types of equipment
  • ·        Proficient in the use of hand and power tools
  • ·        Ability to safely use welding equipment is desired

JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry located on a beautiful 500+ acre campus south of Charlotte, NC. We have nearly 100 guest housing units, recreational areas, a swimming pool, auto shop, mailroom, 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