CARE Advocate in the Pacific Northwest


Sharing the love of Jesus in practical ways with our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest through community development and engagement projects.


Originating in the Pacific Northwest, the CARE Project is coordinated out of the Center for Humanitarian Engagement (CHE) at Walla Walla University (WWU) with partial funding from Adventist Community Services (ACS) at the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and oversight from the North Pacific Union Conference Community Services department. CARE Project has a vision to increase involvement of young people in community service through a comprehensive, assessment-based engagement plan, supported by a small team of CARE Advocates and resident expert partners. There is an expected two year commitment of each project site, which includes assignments of 6-10 months for student CARE Advocates. 

This project encourages students to bring their unique backgrounds, interests, and fields of study to the table. CARE Advocates will learn best practices for community development and gain hands-on experience, working closely with passionate professionals, volunteers, and community partners. CARE Advocate applications are being accepted for the 2022-23 school year. Specific site opportunities will be approved for placement in early June 2022. 


Quick Info

Average fundraising goal $0 ($500 application fee waived!)
Living Allowance Still being determined.
Requirements 1 year of college experience
Language English
Timeline 6-10 months

Position Description

Student Missionaries in this program will be paired with another SM with complimentary skills, and a group training will be provided. 

    Possible areas of engagement:

    • homelessness
    • food insecurity
    • community garden
    • vulnerable youth and/or elderly
    • education
    • strengthening partnerships in local community
    • 5-year business plans or long-term strategies
    • PR, design, communications, social media


    More Info

    Must have completed at least one year of college. Valid driver’s license and vehicle highly recommended.

    CARE Advocates need to:

    • be committed to growing in their faith and relationship with Jesus
    • be willing to learn
    • be self-starters
    • have project management skills
    • have good attention to detail
    • be willing to work with all kinds of people, from church members to vulnerable community members
    • be ready to lead in various ways, such as making appointments, leading discussions or focus groups, etc.


    Pacific Northwest in the United States

    Mountains, lakes, beaches, and/or urban centers may all be within a few hours drive or less. 



    All your PNW favorites!

    The CARE Advocate will most likely be staying in a rented room or apartment near the host organization, and possibly shared with another SM of same gender. More detailed information will be given once accepted.