Sierra Service Project

at 1516 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, 95815 United States

Sierra Service Project
1516 Del Paso Blvd
Sacramento , CA 95815
United States
Contact Phone
P: (916) 488-6441


SUMMER PROGRAMS: Church youth groups from all over the western states travel to one of the summer sites for an unforgettable week of serving, learning, worship and fellowship. We do repair work on primarily homes in the communities we serve. The type of work ranges from roofing and building wheelchair ramps to drywall repairs and painting. No construction experience is needed, but you’ll be amazed at all of the work that our youth teams complete. Learn more:

General Info

SSP NICARAGUA: Sierra Service Project has ten years of experience sending teams of youth and young adults to learn and serve with the poor in Central America. We partner with Seeds of Learning, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve educational opportunities for the poor in Nicaragua. Seeds of Learning has a year-round presence in two rural regions near the capital of Managua. Volunteer teams work alongside community members on school improvement and construction projects. Importantly, a portion of the volunteer fee supports Seeds of Learning’s scholarship and teacher training programs. Learn more: WEEKENDS OF SERVICE: This school year marks Sierra Service Project’s fifth year offering Weekends of Service for local youth groups. Over the years we have added new locations and planned a variety of service projects for youth to be involved in their communities – every weekend is unique! From full group service projects planting trees in South LA, and harvesting fruit for the local food bank, to more traditional SSP repair work, each session has its own flavor. Learn more: ALTERNATIVE BREAKS: Sierra Service Project offers customized programs for middle school and high school youth groups, college groups and intergenerational teams at our South Los Angeles and Vernonia/Portland site locations throughout the school year. These sessions range from long weekends to six-night programs. Common to all sessions are combining challenging community service work with a series of visits, tours and guest speakers aimed to give participants real insight into the dynamic communities where they are serving. Learn more: STAFF FOR SUMMER PROGRAM: Being a member of the SSP staff is an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience - unlike any other summer job you will ever have. Our staff live and work together for nine and a half intense weeks, running all aspects of six weeks of summer service for over three hundred youth. Although each position has unique responsibilities, all staff members share in the responsibility for safeguarding the health and safety of all youth. In addition, all staff participate in and contribute to all aspects of each week's spiritual program, and are expected to model the Christian spirit of love and service at all times. Learn more: STAFF-IN-TRAINING: SSP's Staff-In-Training (SIT) program provides potential staff members with a preview of the life of an SSP summer staff member. Each SIT spends one week at an SSP site rotating through the various staff positions. Individuals who participate in our SIT program do so voluntarily without pay and are responsible for getting themselves to and from their assigned site. Learn more:

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We are looking for volunteers now through the 19th to help us assemble our annual Outreach Mailing to 4,500 churches new to SSP! Call or email if you have some hours to give. (916)488-6441

Published on 2014-09-09 22:18:40 GMT

Later this week we will be publishing our 2015 Summer Schedule! Stay tuned for some exciting news! #scholarships #SSP40th

Published on 2014-09-09 16:20:18 GMT

Prayers for our Site Directors traveling from New York, North Dakota, Phoenix and Los Angeles to Sacramento today! This weekend we will be Skype interviewing and prayerfully considering candidates for 29 staff positions this summer. #SSPstaff

Published on 2015-02-26 14:00:01 GMT

Do you have a theme idea for SSP's 40th summer? #SSP40th Site Directors will be selecting a theme this weekend - comment with your ideas! Here are some ideas youth, counselors and staff have suggested so far: Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” “Character may be manifested in great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” - Winston Churchill “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt Rooted: Rooted in Service / Rooted in God/Christ / 40th year: Back to our Roots Romans 12 / 1 Corinthians 12:4–11 Sharing our Gifts Luke 6:27 Love Your Enemies Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven." Matthew 25: 35-40 "Healing Through Relationships" or "Building Through Relationships" 1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." Love Comes First / Open Hearts

Published on 2015-02-24 21:00:00 GMT

28 youth and adults from Wilsonville United Methodist Church, Epworth United Methodist Church, Newport Presbyterian Church and River Ridge Covenant Church are joining together for our Weekend of Service in Portland this evening!