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Browse through these IT jobs and see if something interests you! These are just a few of the many staff needs.
Next, complete the IT Skills Questionnaire, which you can access above, and tell us where you are interested in serving.

You may also at some point be submitting a Volunteer or Employment Application and references. If these are already on file with either JAARS or Wycliffe, please let us know. We will connect you with staff who will help with your next step.

Volunteers need to have a heart for Bible translation. Onsite volunteers must:

  • be in good health and have adequate health insurance
  • cover living expenses
  • comply with country and organization’s rules and requirements

Description—Do you have a passion for helping people solve computer problems? Do you like to interact with people? Would you like to use that skill to further Bible translation?

Join the team at JAARS serving Wycliffe, SIL, and affiliated organizations and use your skills to make an eternal impact as part of the global Bible translation movement!

We track and route requests between support technicians who troubleshoot a broad range of problems, often helping multiple people at the same time.

Hours—Full-time ideally; 30 hours per week required for volunteers

Time commitment—One year minimum. If returning annually, then six months may work, depending on skills.

Required skills—Minimum two years of experience in IT-support-related positions. You need to enjoy helping people, have good troubleshooting experience, an interest in learning new things, strong teamwork skills, and demonstrate a professional and courteous rapport with the people you serve.

Remote work—No

Special language skills required—English; other language skills may be helpful, but are not necessary

LocationJAARS, Waxhaw, North Carolina

Costs—Volunteer provides own health insurance and pays transportation, food, housing

Description—We’re looking for an individual who loves helping people move toward independence. If you thrive on helping people, love troubleshooting technical issues, enjoy learning new things, and easily establish trust with new people, then you could be the one we’re looking for!

We serve approximately 800 computers used by staff at the JAARS campus.

We are a nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide. God is doing amazing things through Bible translation and language development. You could join in what God is doing by using your technology support skills to make an eternal impact.

Hours—Full-time ideally; 30 hours per week required for volunteers

Time commitment—One year minimum. If returning annually, then six months may work, depending on skills.

Required skills—Minimum two years of experience in IT-support-related positions. You need to enjoy helping people, have good troubleshooting experience, strong teamwork skills, and a professional and courteous rapport with the people you serve.

Remote work—No

Special language skills required—English; other language skills may be helpful, but are not necessary

LocationJAARS, Waxhaw, North Carolina

Costs—Volunteer provides own health insurance and pays transportation, food, housing

DescriptionUrgent need in Chad

This position is central to the successful functioning of SIL Chad. If a wide variety of responsibilities in a challenging and eclectic setting would interest you, please contact us for more details. Chad is partly in the Sahara desert with savannah in the north and grasslands in the south. As varied as the geographical locations are Chad’s people, languages and cultures. Of the 130 languages in Chad, more than half are as yet unwritten and work is ongoing in many others.

SIL Chad needs people who are willing to live and work under hard climatic and lifestyle conditions to enable these language groups to learn to read and write, and be able to have the Word of God in their heart language. Pray and consider joining us in reaching out to the many still waiting to hear.

Responsibilities
The person in this position will:

  • Provide leadership to all IT operations which reflect industry best practices.
  • Manage the daily operational details of the department, which include systems management, training, and project oversight.
  • Provide servant leadership of the IT team, encouraging staff members to high level of performance.
  • Maintain and update local area network hardware, software, and telecommunications services.
  • Create and implement policies and procedures related to network hardware and software acquisition, use, support, security, and backup.
  • Establish and maintain network users, user environment, directories, and security.
  • Train users on software and equipment.

Required skills—a decent amount of computer experience and an aptitude for researching and resolving computer problems

Special language skills required—Chad is a French-speaking country and at minimum a basic knowledge of French will be needed. For long-term staff, good proficiency is needed.

Time commitment—3–6 months or longer

Costs—volunteer or supported staff person covers all travel, food, lodging, etc.

Location—Chad

Remote—Not possible

Description—CTS buys a lot of parts needed to repair radios, computers/laptops, and electronic equipment; computers; equipment for the solar systems in Ukarumpa and the various villages of PNG; accessories needed to support all of this equipment.

Required IT Skills—Good computer skills, online purchasing and corresponding with vendors around the world.

Additional helpful skills—Familiarity with the various items mentioned (not required)

Time commitment—Long-term

Location—Papua New Guinea, on-site only

Description—We help global Bible translation teams build Scripture publication websites and distribute Scripture in various media forms via the Internet and mobile devices. You can work from home on your schedule. We need self-starters who feel comfortable working in virtual teams. Personnel needs include:

  • Drupal Developers—Work on a Drupal-based system to develop new features and maintain current ones. Need to have experience with Drupal (or a similar CMS) and some programming experience (PHP preferred, JavaScript also useful).
  • Phone App Developers—For several platforms: iPhone (objective C is the development language), Android (Java and some C), Windows 8, Java ME, Blackberry.
  • Documentation Writers—Expand system documentation for ourselves and our users.
  • Volunteer Coordinator—A people person to connect with potential volunteers, follow up and determine selections for various positions.
  • Client Services—We need reliable people for this critical role. No specific programming skills required. Be the first point of contact for translation teams. Answer questions from translation teams building Scripture publication sites with our system, and forward more complex issues to other parts of the team.

Time commitment—Varies. Some projects have very specific output and duration. Other projects may require a longer commitment.

Hours—Ten hours per week minimum.

Language skills—English. Other languages are helpful.

Costs—Worker supplies own computer. Organization provides specific software and equipment for project.

Location—All project work is remote, no travel needed!

Description—Do you like to take quizzes on Facebook and websites? Love using technology? Put those skills together to help us develop a fun but practical quiz.

We would like to design a quiz that matches skills with IT and software jobs. Working with our job descriptions, you would create quiz questions to help someone see where their skills might fit, to help make Bible translation possible using technology. We can use Qzzr software, but are open to other suggestions.

Required skills—Creativity. Ability to pull categories of skills from job descriptions and put them in quiz form, resulting in showing a person the job they are most qualified for. Well rounded knowledge of IT and software skills.

Remote work—Yes

Description—Volunteer(s) needed to develop a website for a Short Term Mission training course, in consultation with the course developers based in Dallas, Texas at Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL).

It is estimated that nearly 2 billion dollars a year is spent in North America on short-term mission (STM) trips with nearly 1.5 million North Americans participating in such trips. Despite the enormous participation and allocation of funds, very few people receive quality cross-cultural training before leaving for their respective fields. As a result, STM participants often conduct themselves inappropriately and disrespectfully in the host country.

To fill the gap in training, GIAL is developing an online course that will provide STM participants with important cross-cultural knowledge. It is anticipated that such a course will enhance the experience of the goer and the experience of the receiver.

Additionally, developers anticipate that the course will enhance the likelihood that STM participants will be interested in careers as long-term missionaries, and foresee that the course will provide a needed revenue stream for GIAL. Overall, this course will play a role in providing better stewardship for the billions of dollars being spent on STM trips each year.

About the consultation—Course developers are open to suggestions and recommendations on how to best offer this course online—and in fact have many questions regarding how to do so.

Required IT Skills—Web development. The site will make use of numerous videos.

Additional helpful skills—Video editing (not required)

Special language skills required—Proficiency in English

Desired completion date—Contact for status of development.

Time commitment—10–15 hours a month for consulting; 10 hours a week for site development.

Remote work—Yes

Measurement of success—When the website can be used as the platform for the online course

Costs—GIAL has a small budget to cover costs for website hosting and/or domain registration. Money could also be used to cover transportation, lodging and food costs if a face-to-face meeting was deemed necessary.

This website aims to provide simple solutions for IT field staff who require low maintenance, low investment, and low bandwidth. It enables colleagues to share solutions in IT support that have helped them to succeed in similar environments. As a volunteer you can sign up and receive email updates on the groups you are interested in helping.

Explore our software development team’s website.

These SIL International open source groups are seeking additional help:

Investigate the paid openings at Faith Comes by Hearing
The Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe USA, is a faith-based nonprofit organization providing support services and resources to people serving language communities worldwide for the goal of sustainable language development.We’re Hiring.Fill out the online form for more information and to apply.
The following locations all accept volunteers and members to serve. A few paid positions may also be advertised on these sites.

Time commitment—On the JAARS Center, short- or long-term volunteers make up 54% of the staff. Many times, if a volunteer can only come for a couple of weeks, it is difficult to find an IT position. It is easier to place you for a month or more. Placement depends upon your skills. For terms shorter than a month, many other areas of service are available.

Costs—All volunteers supply their own housing, food, and travel, and must have health insurance.

Wycliffe membership is always encouraged. A member is able to raise support through individuals and churches. A Wycliffe member may be seconded to JAARS, SIL, or other organizations throughout world.

The following organizations all accept volunteers and members to serve. A few paid positions may also be advertised on these sites.

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