Week of Service

This is a unique short-term ministry experience for people who want to experience community as well as participate in outreach ministry. You will share a room with another intern in the Hannah House, the home of our Life in Transition program.

Who can apply?
Anyone 16 years of age or older can participate in Week of Service. Although it was originally designed for teens that had completed their sophomore year of high school, we have had people 70 years old participate in this internship. Regardless of their age, they have had the transforming experience of sharing their lives with people struggling in poverty.

When does this happen?
This volunteer experience can be planned for any time of the year, though there are some times when we discourage Week of Service. The best time is during Summer Service, which will give you the opportunity to serve beside our summer interns and weekly visiting groups. During the rest of the year, even though there are less people around, you can still be involved in various ministry experiences as well as our weekly staff worship and development gatherings.

Whatever time of the year you choose to be involved with us, we will design a schedule that accommodates your personal goals, as well as provide a challenge for your personal growth. These are some of the Good Works ministries that you may be involved with:

  • Friday Night Life
  • Friday Night Kids Club
  • Timothy House
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors and visitation
  • GW development and maintenance projects
  • Hannah House community

How can I apply?
The first step in applying is to read the following webpages:

Next, you will need to complete an application, which can be sent to you after you inquire with us about Week of Service. After we receive your application, we will set up and complete a 10-15 minute telephone interview with you. This is your opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. We will seek clarification on some of the issues that you have identified by the answers you give on your application.

Ready to take the next step?
Please call Paul Richard at 740-594-3336 or e-mail us at goodworks@good-works.net.


To read Reflections from former Week of Service participants, click here.