Glenmary's long-term volunteers act as a catalyst to volunteer groups serving with Glenmary's Group Volunteer Program on Joppa Mountain (Toppa Joppa) and to those living in Tennessee's Grainger and Union counties. They not only help serve the needs of the poor living in these counties, but also the needs of the volunteers who come from a multitude of places in the United States to serve at Toppa Joppa.
The time volunteers spent at Toppa Joppa is a unique experience, one that allows the volunteer to see the growth of individual volunteers and be a part of the life of this Applachian region. Those who work at Toppa Joppa try to illuminate problems in the areas of social justice to live simply in community. Glenmary provides long-term volunteers with an opportunity to live these simple values away from the hectic pace of society.
Glenmary provides room, board, a stipend, and health insurance to long-term volunteers.
A description of the long-term volunteer staff position, as well as necessary forms for application, follow: