What is the Community Care Team?

The Community Care Team is a volunteer group made up of men and women who live on-campus at DTS whose mission is to help foster opportunities for fellowship and belonging for residents of Campus Housing.

We are looking for men and women who….

  • Love cultivating community
  • Delight in meeting new people
  • Find joy in caring for others
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills
  • Advocate kindly for the needs of others
  • Utilize creativity to bring neighbors together
  • Exercise wisdom when shepherding others
  • Are prayerful

“My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Committment Dates

Fall

Applications for Fall begin at the end of the spring semester. The fall Community Care Team is established in time to welcome new residents into the on-campus community during move-in season.

Spring

Applications for the Spring begin in late fall. The Spring semester Community Care Team has the option to continue serving the community through the summer months if they plan to be on-campus.

Full Year

We would love for you to serve as a Community Care Team member for the entire year.  However, sometimes student’s plans change mid-year, or we may discover serving the community in this capacity is not the best fit for you. Team members will be evaluated with the Apartment Manager at the end of each semester and together, we will determine next steps for you as a volunteer in the community.

What is Required?

Expectations

1. Two (2) team meetings per term (Kick-off and Debrief)

2. One (1) one-on-one meeting per semester with Apartment Manager for encouragement, prayer, accountability, and/or mentorship.

3. Each member must submit a plan for use of funds within 30 days of start of term (for Fall and Spring); within 15 days of start of summer term for those who choose to continue serving through the summer.

4. An average of 5 hours per month should be allotted for Community Care Team members to spend pouring into their community (Note: you may elect to divide your time differently depending on what ideas you want to implement to build up the community).

5. Team members will keep building manager apprised of sicknesses, engagements, new babies, car accidents, etc. as appropriate.

6. Team members may be invited to participate as a voice for the community in focus groups on different topics and policies which would impact the community.

What It Might Look Like...

The Community Care Team is made up of people with a variety of personality types and giftings. We won’t put you in a box; your style of serving will likely be unique to you! But here are some ideas of things you might choose to do as a Community Care Team member:

  • Host dinner in your home
  • Decorate your floor for holidays
  • Write notes of encouragement to your neighbors
  • Host a monthly prayer meeting
  • Take a new resident to coffee
  • Host study sessions
  • Create a door decorating contest
  • Have a Valentine-making party for your floor to make valentines for people on other floors
  • Host a Christmas White Elephant party
  • Organize a worship night
  • Host a BBQ
  • Host a game or movie night
  • …and MORE!

We can’t wait to see you use your love for people in our community in your own unique ways!

 

Benefits & Compensation

There are several pretty sweet perks to serving on the Community Care Team. They include:

  • $50 per month added as a credit to your rent through Appfoio portal
  • At least one one-on-one meeting (we’ll even treat you with coffee at Hope!) with your Apartment Manager per semester for prayer, encouragement, and opportunity for mentorship
  • Early knowledge of and voice on upcoming events for the entire Campus Housing community
  • Opportunities to be equipped through training and brainstorming sessions once per semester with the other members of the Community Care Team. These will be special opportunities with short guest speakers and a fun time exchanging ideas and enjoying fellowship.
  • End-of-the-semester Community Care Team Celebration parties (a chance for us to thank you for all of your dedicated service to the community)

Application Process

If you would like to apply to be a member of the Community Care Team for Washington Apartments or Swindoll Tower, please complete the application by clicking the link below.

We are looking for up to 10 Community Care Team members for each building (not limited to one per floor).

Applications for the Fall 2022 Community Care Team are now open!