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Come Stand in the GAP with us for your community!

Be part of what GAP is doing in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona –
Impact the life of a child, of a family and of your community

Now Hiring

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Volunteers

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Volunteer, Pray, Donate

or even join our staff! 

Group Volunteers

Groups are a huge help! We can take groups of 6 to as large as 100 individuals. Help with landscaping or repairs on our homes, organizing the warehouse, preparing food, and many other much-needed areas. Many hands make light work, and we love our group volunteers!

Individual Volunteers

Several programs at GAP Ministries function almost entirely with the help of volunteers. If you can spare a couple of hours each week, you can make a huge difference sorting, organizing, pricing, and putting out items in our Community Warehouse. 

We can also use individuals to help us on a regular basis in our food pantry, at Treasures & More Resale Store, and in other areas depending on the need. Tell us how much time you have to give and we’ll find a place for you that blesses those we serve, and blesses you!

At GAP Ministries

Community Warehouse: sorting, stocking, pricing, organizing items in our community store. Even those who are disabled can help – much of the sorting can be done seated at a table. Even just 2-3 hours per week are a huge help.  Help Shoppers Mon & Fri, Driver for Box Truck

Food Pantry: Sort, stock, and create food boxes.

Kitchen: Assist with food preparation, serving, and clean-up, or school feedings.

Office/ Reception Assistance: Screening visitors, volunteers, workers, etc., taking phone messages/ directing calls, copying, filing, mailing, data entry.

2861 N Flowing Wells Rd.   

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri  9am-3pm

At Treasures & More Resale

Resale Store: stock, sort, organize, price, clean, help customers, and fix displays.

5527 E Pima St 

Tues-Sat 9am-5pm

Off Campus Various Sites

General Maintenance, Landscaping & Labor: Minor Carpentry, plumbing, painting, moving boxes or furniture, light grounds keeping, general maintenance.

Pick ups: Saturday afternoon pickup of resale items after estate sales, other food and product pickups if you have your CDL license we could use your help!

Ready to Volunteer?

Fill out the form for Individual or Group volunteering by clicking below. We will be in touch with you to find out the place where you would most enjoy serving.
Questions? Contact Us At 520-392-8282 | volunteer@gapmin.com2-8282

Group Volunteer FormIndividual Volunteer Form

Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working in the ministry with us. We have many employment opportunities; whether you are available part-time, full-time, or everything in between there is something you can do to help.  We have an excellent salary package that includes health benefits for full-time positions, and a 403(b) investment plan. Housing is provided for some positions.

To inquire about a position or to send your information, fill out the contact form and our Human Resource Director will be able to help you with the application process.

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House Parents

GAP Ministries is seeking mature, compassionate husband and wife teams with a heart for ministry. There are close to 14,000 Arizona children in foster care, but there are only about 3,000 licensed foster families. At GAP you will provide supervision, structure and assistance in meeting abused and neglected children’s physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs while modeling Christ and teaching them life skills. It is a wonderful ministry opportunity to invest in the lives of children and youth by serving foster children and youth in a group home in beautiful northwest Tucson, Arizona.

As a live-in staff you will strive to provide a safe, Christ-centered temporary home for children in your care. You are part of a larger Christ-centered management team with high expectations for biblical character and values focused on creating and modeling these behaviors of love, hope and peace for the children and for all staff.

Benefits:

    • Paid Training
    • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
    • Bi-Annual CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
    • Annual De-Escalation Certification
    • Paid Sick Leave, up to 40 hours per year, very flexible use
    • Employee discount at MGP Automotive
    • $600 Vouchers to shop our Community Warehouse and Treasures & More resale store
    • Costco Warehouse Gold Membership
    • FT Employees also receive:
      • Choice from 4 Medical Plans, including 2 health savings plans one of which is Employer Paid
      • Employer Paid Dental
      • Employer Paid Vision
      • Employer Paid $10,000 Life insurance
      • Additional 12 days of Paid Time Off in the first year
      • Access to matching retirement savings plan and retirement planning resources

Employment Type: Full-Time (50 to 65 hours weekly) or Part-Time (hours/schedule varies by employee’s need)

Salary: $40,000 to $50,000 annually per person based on a 50 to 65 hour work week. Plus $750 incentive bonus per person, paid at $125 per month following successful completion of 90 day period.

Schedule: Requires weekends with 2 or 3 days off earlier in the week.
Essential Functions: The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Living in the SPLASH home is a condition of employment.
  • Provide direct care of children and steward a home for the children in care by creating a safe, nurturing environment while teaching basic life skills and implementing positive behavior plans.
  • Maintain calm yet playful demeanor when interacting with children in care. Build trust with children and co-workers.
  • Responsible for keeping the SPLASH House and its grounds neat and clean daily to ensure the home is inspection ready at all times.
  • Implement the daily schedule for the children, engage in activities of the group or with individual children within the group, as their needs require.
  • Assist children with homework, providing appropriate workspace and guidance to complete tasks.
  • Transport children to appointments when needed.
  • Implement the night schedule for the children; help to supervise morning activities of the group or with individual children within the group.
  • Agree to get up in the middle of the night if a child is in need of assistance/sick.
  • Ensure records are maintained in compliance with federal/state/local regulations. Complete all paperwork in a prompt and careful manner, keeping records confidential.
  • Prepare meals and snacks, following posted NSLP menu and follow sanitary guidelines.
  • Personally grow in leadership and spiritual life to exemplify the characteristics of a cultural champion.

Qualifications:

  • Be physically fit to perform job duties. Be emotionally able to display warmth and able to enjoy and be comfortable with active, often aggressive and disorganized children in an intimate, integrated living situation.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and corresponding programs.
  • Be able to respect and work cooperatively with a variety of persons.
  • Able to work well with ever changing priorities and or situations. Have the ability to stay calm in tense situations and utilize common sense and logic.

REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED BY GAP MINISTRIES WHEN HIRED:

  • FBI fingerprint clearance check and procure a Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screen, Drug screen, physical examination (fit for duty).
  • GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 22 years old.
  • At least a high school diploma or equivalency diploma (GED), and one year experience in working with children; or one-year post-high school education in a program leading to a degree in the field of child welfare or human services.
  • Successful clearance of Criminal Background Check(s), Central Registry in Arizona and any state(s) lived in within 5 years of hire.
  • Valid driver license and a good 5 year driving record to drive 15 passenger van.
  • Children must have proof of current immunizations at all times, as outlined by the CDC Immunization Schedule.
  • Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills and be able to perform various physical tasks.

THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION. GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

Being authorized to work in the United States is a precondition of employment. GAP Ministries does NOT sponsor employment visas.

GAP Application Form

Group Home Professional/Behavioral Health Technician

APPLY NOW AND JOIN GAP MINISTRIES for up to $500 as an incentive bonus*! Full-time Youth Group Home Professionals who successfully complete 6 months will get $500* and Part-time hires will get $250*. Be a vibrant part of changing the lives of children going through a difficult season. GAP Ministries is hiring staff for our 8 family-style homes in Northwest Tucson where we care for children and teens placed in foster care. Group Home Professionals provide direct care and provide a safe, Christ-centered temporary home for children in foster care. They are part of a larger Christ-centered team with high expectations for biblical character and values focused on creating and modeling for children in care and for all staff love, hope and peace.

Schedule: This opportunity is available both Full-Time and Part-Time. Morning, afternoon/evening and overnight schedules are available. GAP Ministries understands the need for work and personal life balance and is willing to consider align the these needs with the needs of the children’s care

Pay: Experience and education are rewarded with a higher pay amount (DOEE).

Benefits:

    • Paid Training
    • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
    • Bi-Annual CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
    • Annual De-Escalation Certification
    • Paid Sick Leave, up to 40 hours per year, very flexible use
    • Employee discount at MGP Automotive
    • $600 Vouchers to shop our Community Warehouse and Treasures & More resale store
    • Costco Warehouse Gold Membership
    • FT Employees also receive:
      • Choice from 4 Medical Plans, including 2 health savings plans one of which is Employer Paid
      • Employer Paid Dental
      • Employer Paid Vision
      • Employer Paid $10,000 Life insurance
      • Additional 12 days of Paid Time Off in the first year
      • Access to matching retirement savings plan and retirement planning resources

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct care to hurting and traumatized children and youth kiddos by assisting in daily activities while maintaining a safe, orderly, and caring environment
  • Participate in relationship building activities with kiddos
  • Recognize and react appropriately to kiddos displaying aggressive behavior, acting as a danger to themselves or others, or are in a crisis or medical emergency
  • Provide and record children’s medications
  • Report observations (good and challenges) according to facility policy and procedure
  • Be receptive to guidance and direction from Supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • Be physically fit and emotionally mature to perform job duties. An adult who has warmth and ability to understand, enjoy and be comfortable with active, often aggressive and disorganized children in an intimate, group living situation
  • Have personal attitudes, conduct and standards representing those qualities and values, which children can respect and emulate
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and corresponding programs
  • Be able to respect and work cooperatively with a variety of persons, including instilling confidence in and inspiring others, acting with integrity, and building trusted relationships
  • Able to work well with ever changing priorities and or situations. Have the ability to stay calm in tense situations and utilize common sense and logic.

Requirements Provided By GAP Ministries upon employment:

  • FBI fingerprint clearance check and procure a Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
  • De-escalation Certification
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screen, Drug screen, physical examination (fit for duty).

Requirement:

  • Must be 22 years old to drive company 15 passenger van
  • At least a high school diploma or equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Able to demonstrate at least 1 year of successfully working with children and/or youth (Group Home Professional)
  • Able to demonstrate at least 1 year of successfully working with children and/or youth (Behavioral Health Technician)
  • Successful clearance of Criminal Background Check(s), Central Registry in Arizona and any state(s) lived in within 5 years of hire
  • Valid driver license and a good 5 year driving record to drive 15 passenger van
  • Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills and be able to perform various physical tasks and drive vehicles

This is a safety sensitive position. GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

* Hiring Incentive Bonus Details: Bonus will be distributed as follows: 40% after successful* completion of training or 90 days; remaining balance paid over next 3 months.

Work Location: Multiple Locations in Northwest Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley

 

GAP Application Form

Child Transporter

Children Transporters of GAP Ministries provide essential services to hurting families in Tucson and Southern Arizona. APPLY TODAY to become part of our team, positively changing lives! Children Transporters provide safe transportation of children to family visitations with non-custodial parents, providing oversight to ensure the safety and protection of the children. These special caregivers help children and their mom and dad spend quality time together on the path to reuniting their family in a healthy manner.

 

Pay: Dependent on education and experience; pay increases based on job performance.

Benefits:

  • Paid Training
  • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Bi-Annual CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
  • Annual De-escalation Certification
  • Paid Sick Leave, up to 40 hours per year, very flexible use
  • Employee discount at MGP Automotive
  • Free lunch Mon-Fri
  • $600 Vouchers to shop our Community Warehouse and Treasures & More resale store
  • Costco Warehouse Gold Membership
  • FT Employees also receive:Choice from 4 Medical Plans, including 2 health savings plans one of which is Employer Paid
    • Employer Paid Dental
    • Employer Paid Vision
    • Employer Paid $10,000 Life insurance
    • Additional 12 days of Paid Time Off in the first year
    • Access to matching retirement savings plan and retirement planning resources

Employment Type: Full Time (35 – 40 hours weekly) or Part-Time (hours vary by individual and case requirements)

Schedule: Full time employment requires at least one weekend day with 2 consecutive days off earlier in the week. Transports are scheduled daily, typically when children are not in school; including Saturdays and Sundays.

Essential Functions include: Some primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Transport children as scheduled and provide activities for children during wait times as necessary.
  • Provide child care and supervision for the children by creating a favorable group climate in which the child’s safety, emotional nurturing and healthy development are of primary concern.
  • Conduct a vehicle/gauge check prior to each transport to ensure the vehicle is in safe working condition.
  • Agree to flexible hours. Flexibility and reliability is critical in meeting ministry, case and State requirements; reliability includes checking schedule/calendar multiple times a day.
  • Physically interact with the children in an appropriate manner when needed (i.e. play at a park, buckle child into seat, etc.).
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good judgment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Child development knowledge/good parenting skills, helpful; ability to exercise authority and be assertive when needed
  • Administrative skills including basic computer, orderly paperwork and can meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all GAP staff are considered to be role models for children in care
  • Two (2) forms of government issued identification (Driver’s License, Passport, Social Security Card, Birth certificate, residence card, etc.)

Requirements, include, but not limited to, the following:

  • One year of demonstrated success working with children and/or youth
  • At least 21 years old, to meet insurance requirements to drive company vehicles
  • High school diplomas or GED
  • Valid driver license and a good 5 year driving record to drive children in care
  • Successful clearance of background checks

Requirements Provided By GAP Ministries upon employment:

  • FBI fingerprint clearance check and procure a Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
  • De-escalation Training

This is a safety sensitive position. GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

 

GAP Application Form

Visit Supervisor

Visit Supervisors of GAP Ministries provide essential services to hurting families in Tucson and Southern Arizona. APPLY TODAY to become part of our team, positively changing lives! Visit Supervisors provide safe transportation of children to family visitations with non-custodial parents, providing oversight to ensure the safety and protection of the children. These special caregivers help children and their mom and dad spend quality time together on the path to reuniting their family in a healthy manner. Visit Supervisor is an exceptional introductory position for forthcoming social workers.

Pay: Dependent on education and experience; pay incentives provided for exceptional job performance

Employment Type:

  • Full Time (35 – 40 hours weekly) Full time employment requires at least one weekend day with 2 days off earlier in the week.
  • Part-Time (29 hours or less; hours vary by individual and case requirements)

Schedule: Visitations are scheduled daily, 2 to 4 times a week, typically when children are not in school, including Saturdays and Sundays.

Benefits:

  • Paid Training
  • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Bi-Annual CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
  • Annual De-escalation Certification
  • Paid Sick Leave, up to 40 hours per year, very flexible use
  • Employee discount at MGP Automotive
  • $600 Vouchers to shop our Community Warehouse and Treasures & More resale store
  • Costco Warehouse Gold Membership
  • FT Employees also receive:
    • Choice from 4 Medical Plans, including 2 health savings plans one of which is Employer Paid
    • Employer Paid Dental
    • Employer Paid Vision
    • Employer Paid $10,000 Life insurance
    • Additional 12 days of Paid Time Off in the first year
    • Access to matching retirement savings plan and retirement planning resources

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise parent-child visits at the selected sites as per agency and case-specific guidelines
  • Observe and document interaction between children and their parents; and intervene, if necessary, as per agency regulations
  • Maintain calm yet playful demeanor when interacting with children in care. Build trust with children and co-workers
  • Transport children, provide direct care of children, and steward visits for the children in care by creating a safe, nurturing environment while implementing positive behavior plans and behavior modifying techniques following GAP’s Behavior Management Plan, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) strategies, and state regulatory requirements
  • Agree to flexible hours. Primary purpose is to support the ministry as needed. Flexibility and reliability is critical in meeting ministry, case and State requirements; reliability includes checking schedule/calendar multiple times a day
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good judgment

 

Qualifications:

  • Child development knowledge/good parenting skills; ability to perceptively observe child-parent interaction; ability to exercise authority and be assertive when needed.
  • Good writing skills and good oral communication skills.
  • Able to type at least 40 words per minute.
  • Dependable, flexible, punctual, strong work ethic and service oriented.
  • Organized with the ability to take direction, prioritize tasks, and work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Bilingual is preferred but not required.

Requirements Provided by GAP Ministries After Employment:

  • FBI fingerprint clearance check and procure a Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
  • De-escalation Certification
  • Paid training for position

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • At least a high school diploma or equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Able to demonstrate at least 1 year of successfully working with children and/or youth
  • Successful clearance of Criminal Background Check(s) and Central Registry in Arizona
  • Valid driver license and a good 5 year driving record to drive vehicles
  • Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills and be able to perform various physical tasks and drive vehicles

This is a safety sensitive position. GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

 

GAP Application Form

Summer Intern

BE A VIBRANT PART OF CHANGING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT SEASON.

Salary: $13.00 per hour

GAP Ministries is seeking compassionate individuals with a heart for ministry and FUN! At GAP you will provide supervision, structure and assistance with implementation of our summer FUN program while modeling Christ and life skills to children and youth in foster care.

You will provide a safe, Christ-centered atmosphere for children in your care. You are part of a larger Christ-centered management team with high expectations for biblical character and values focused on creating and modeling behaviors of love, hope and peace for the children and for all staff.

Employment Type: Seasonal, Full-Time or Part-Time

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide direct care of children by creating a safe, nurturing environment while teaching basic life skills and implementing positive behavior.
  • Actively engage children during all program activities. Follow all procedures and standards.
  • Assist with maintaining required program records and inventory of materials.
  • Implement the daily schedule for the children, engage in activities of the group or with individual children within the group, as their needs require.
  • Attend and participate in program activities, events, staff meetings, and staff training.
  • Engage with the children in an appropriate manner following the GAP Ministries Behavior Management Plan and trauma model (TBRI), CPI strategies and state regulatory requirements.
  • Follow outlined policies and procedures for dealing with children and duties. As well as GAP Ministries’ employee policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Be physically fit to perform job duties. Be emotionally able to display warmth and able to enjoy and be comfortable with active, often aggressive and disorganized children in an intimate, integrated living situation.
  • Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills.
  • Have personal attitudes, conduct and standards representing those qualities and values, which children can respect and emulate.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and smartphone.
  • Be able to respect and work cooperatively with a variety of persons, including coworkers and volunteers.
  • Have the required skills and knowledge for the task at hand or being willing to self-teach it or seek training to learn.
  • Able to work well with ever changing priorities and or situations. Have the ability to stay calm in tense situations and utilize common sense and logic.

GAP Ministries Provides These Requirements:

  • FBI fingerprint clearance check and procure a Fingerprint Clearance Card; valid for 6 years
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screen, Drug screen, physical examination (fit for duty); valid for 2 years
  • Online, in person and hands-on training
  • CPR & First Aid Certification, valid for 2 years
  • Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention

Requirements of Summer Intern for Direct Care include:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • At least a high school diploma or equivalency diploma (GED); or one-year post-high school education in a program leading to a degree in the field of child welfare or human services
  • Successful clearance of Criminal Background Check(s), Central Registry in Arizona and any state(s) lived in within 5 years of hire
  • Successful verification of legal ability to work in the United States
  • Verify last 2 years of employment or education
  • Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills and be able to perform various physical tasks, including but not limited to the following:Lifting of up to 50 lbs
  • Lift and/or carry bags/boxes of supplies and materials with and without assistance
  • Kneel, bend, stoop and lift freely and without risk of injury as needed to interact with children, etc.
  • Standing for extensive periods of time

THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION. GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

Being authorized to work in the United States is a precondition of employment. GAP Ministries does NOT sponsor employment visas.

GAP Application Form

Why Work At Gap?

“The leadership of GAP Ministries is genuine, authentic, and committed. The mission of this agency is “for real”.”

“Everyone cares about each other and is open to sharing their thoughts. The CEO has an open-door policy and is always open to sitting and discussing anything that you would like to bring up. The company runs like it is a big family and every person is a key person in this environment. This is by far the most fulfilling job I have ever had.”

“Serving every day in a ministry that gives back to the community, reaches out to help where it is needed, and loves children who desperately need it.”

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