SSP Summer 2023: Branching Out

SSP Summer 2023: Branching Out

As we explore the ‘Branching Out’ theme, our goal is to establish and fortify connections: with ourselves, with the people in community around us, and our sense of purpose or the divine.
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SSP is Hiring: Rancho Cordova Program Manager

SSP is Hiring: Rancho Cordova Program Manager

Sierra Service Project (SSP) is looking to hire a part-time Program Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA. The funding comes from a grant from the City of Rancho Cordova, which has contracted with SSP to run a volunteer community improvement program for homeowners in the city.

Start date: Around September 1
End date: June 30
Hours per week: About 30, depending upon the level of activity
Pay: $16 per hour
Classification: This is a non-exempt, temporary part-time position (as defined by SSP’s personnel policies)
Benefits: Paid sick leave and other legally-required benefits

A driver’s license and good driving record is required. Extensive weekend work, particularly Saturdays, will be required.

For more information, view the full job description. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Rick Eaton at director@sierraserviceproject.org. Please call (916) 488-6441 with questions.


Photos from the 2016 Rancho Cordova program:


We’re Giving BIG for BIG DoG

We’re Giving BIG for BIG DoG

By Pam Kepler

from St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento, CA


Editors Note: Many thanks to Pam and Steve Kepler who are just two of over twenty individual and business contributors to SSP’s matching fund for the Big Day of Giving on May 3. Help us use the entire $10,500 match by donating on Tuesday!


Steve & I have been counselors at SSP many times. I was on the Board and was finance chair. Steve helped out with IT issues. We have volunteered with moving things, mailings, sorting, cooking during training.

It is such an awesome organization – we love helping when we can.

Thinking about SSP trips brought back fond memories of being a counselor – driving the van and singing “Over the Rainbow” with Iz and the campers. Enjoying silly skits. A chance to be goofy and productive at the same time. The gift of experiencing different ways to meditate, pray, connect. The wonderful walks at sunset. Watching our youth learn and grow and understand what being in service means. Remembering long ago when we first became involved with SSP – it was amazing and inspiring – youth working really hard to raise money so they could work really hard. We were curious. We had to see what that was all about. That’s how we first got involved – and once we went – we were hooked!

We were curious.

At SSP we worked hard and played hard, and at the same time we were touched, changed, and got closer to God and one another. We were tired in body, yet renewed in spirit. We were blessed by staff, youth, and other counselors – that’s what kept us coming back – year after year, and why volunteering at SSP is so important – serving SSP as it had so lovingly served us.


BIG DoG Chiloquin

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