Welcome to Sierra Service Project

Sierra Service Project's (SSP) mission is:
"Building faith and strengthening communities through service to others."

We are an independent, interdenominational Christian 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

 
 

Smith RiverDo you have home repair needs that you cannot do on your own?

Download a work request form for Del Norte County.

Learn more about our site in Smith River next summer where we will be hosting high school and middle school youth volunteers.


Stockton 2015: Greater Impact, Smaller Fee

We have just lowered our fee for all Stockton sessions to $295 per participant! Groups currently registered in Stockton will also receive the fee reduction, but if your group can afford please consider paying the regular rate. If your group wishes to switch to Stockton to save money or to send more youth, email or call Veronica to change your registration before spaces fill. 

"Stockton is filled with an incredible amount of culture. Whether it's Downtown, in the Taft Community, or the Buddhist Temple; Stockton is filled with life."
- Jacob White, 2014 Staff Member

Show your group the rich value of Stockton with this flier. View the current availability at all sites.

Explore Communities, Faith and Serve Others Next Summer: 2015 Registration Now Available

Over 1,750 youth and adults from 130 groups are registered for Summer 2015! Registration is open where space is available; review the current availability. We have a few sessions that can accommodate large groups (40-60 participants). If you are interested, please contact Veronica Russell, SSP's Volunteer Coordinator.

Youth teams will be serving in six site locations. Two of the sites are located in Native American communities, two in rural communities, and two in urban communities.

Download the 2015 Summer Information Packet.

Download the 2015 Preparation Packet. This contains a packing list, adult counselor paperwork and medical forms.

2015 Domestic Summer Programs:

We have allocated $40,000 towards our Scholarship Fund this year with the goal of making the SSP experience affordable to all. Our commitment is that no youth should be excluded from participating due to lack of money. Download the 2015 Group Scholarship Application Form which is due by January 15 to receive priority.

MySSP Log In

If you are your group's liaison, click the button on the left to log into MySSP. You can sign your group up for programs, or enter roster information and make payments for programs you are already registered for.

New Church Log In Request

If you are a new group or new liaison to SSP, click the button on the left and fill out the form so that we can set you up with a log in.


2015 Summer Program Schedule

This year we are offering three different types of programs, with varying costs and session lengths. Please call us if you have any questions about our program schedule!

High School Program | Middle School Program | Combined Program | Individual Program


NicaraguaServe Internationally with SSP in Nicaragua

SSP has a ten-year history of sending teams to learn and serve with the poor in Central America. For the third year, we will be sending teams to serve in Nicaragua. We run this program in partnership with Seeds of Learning (SOL), a nonprofit organization with over twenty years of experience working in Nicaragua. In 2015, we plan to send two teams.

Seeds of Learning is dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for the poor in rural Nicaragua. A significant portion of the program fee charged by SOL supports their year-round school building, teacher training and scholarship programs. As a volunteer in this program, you will be working alongside members of the local community to build or expand a local school.

Team 1: July 6 – July 16, 2015
Team 2: July 21 – July 30, 2015

Learn more about SSP's program in Nicaragua.

Download the Nicaragua Information Packet.

Registration will be available in early November.


orangeServe Locally in Your Community with SSP:
Weekends of Service During the School Year

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.

This year we have year-round programs in Phoenix, South Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland and Vernonia, Oregon!

Download the 2015 Weekend Information Packet.

Register now where space is available - first come first served.


Inside the Margins, SSP's Online Newsletter

Archive:

February: Volume 3 : : Number 3
January: Volume 3 : : Number 2
December: Volume 3 : : Number 1



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Young Adults are Vital to SSP

SSP offers challenging service opportunities for Campus Ministries throughout the year, serving communities in Nicaragua, Oregon and South Los Angeles. During the summer, teams of young adults learn about social justice and participate in service projects in Nicaragua. Learn more about our projects in Central America.

Campus Ministries also serve during alternative winter and spring breaks at our Oregon and South Los Angeles sites. These weeks include repair projects for the elderly and community centers in need, and social learning about the surrounding communities and city. Learn more about serving with your group on an Alternative Break.

 


 

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SSP now has a presence on facebook, tumblr, twitter, pinterest and youtube. Following us through social media is a great way to see daily updates about the SSP world and connect with fellow SSP supporters.


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