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  VFC8TD Adventist Volunteer Service
  Yap SDA School


Duties include but are not limited to: Daily management of this K-12 Adventist school; hiring, supervision, and evaluation of school staff (including 24-hour supervision and care of volunteer staff); responsibility for all academic affairs, management of school/student issues on campus, oversight of all grounds and maintenance needs, regular communication with the GMM Education department including the submission of requested documents and information, participation at all duly-called principals' meetings, etc. all in cooperation with the local school board. This person will also be involved with religious activities on campus and in their local church.
The principal will:

  • By precept and example seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and endeavor to lead students and staff to a similar understanding.
  • Maintain (or oversee the maintenance of) and submit as requested careful records of enrollment, scholastic performance, financial statements and budgets, calendars, board meeting minutes, and others as needed.
  • Prepare and chair regularly-scheduled staff meetings.
  • Create (or oversee the creation of) and make annual revisions to the student and staff handbooks/bulletins.
  • Regularly attend church services and events and assist your staff as needed in their ministries in church programs (Sabbath School classes, Pathfinder club, youth meetings, door-to-door and prison ministries, etc.) according to talents and abilities.


  • Language: English
  • Bachelors Degree - Education
  • Gender: Either
  • Age: 19-60 years


Acceptable Dress: Men teach in long pants (no jeans) but may wear shorts off campus or after school. Women must always wear loose fitting skirts and dresses past the knee when going off campus or "in public" on campus. Women may wear modest shorts, slacks or pants only on campus in the evening or when exercising.

Unacceptable Dress: Women - Tight and/or short shorts are never acceptable, nor sleeveless or sheer blouses or dresses, including tank tops. A conservative hairstyle is preferred for men and women. Please refrain from bringing or wearing jewelry.


May share apartment with other volunteers. Basic housekeeping supplies provided. Volunteer supplies their own linens/bedding. 110V electricity with American plugs.

Living There

Yap is the westernmost of the 4 islandP states comprising the Federated States of Micronesia. Although Yap State includes many islands stretched acrosshundreds of miles, our school is located on the same island as the capital city of Colonia. Our large, peaceful campus overlooks a beautiful valley and inlet. Campus buildings are separated by school level and purpose.


  • Local Travel
  • Insurance
  • Accommodations - Shared, Housing provided for 10% of living allowance.
  • Utilities -  Shared, Volunteer pays 50% of utility bills 
  • Monthly Living Allowance - USD $929.37
  • Travel to and from Location

Not Included


  • Visa
  • Food/Meals
  • Medical/Inoculations
  • Accommodations - Shared, Housing provided for 10% of living allowance.
  • Utilities -  Shared, Volunteer pays 50% of utility bills 


Monthly Living Allowance: USD $929.37

Additional Information

Photo by Miguel Henriques on Unsplash

Orientation Information: Plan to arrive at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, on Friday, July 31, 2020, for Orientation meetings which begin at 6:00 p.m. that evening. Departure to your island school will be on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, on flight UA201 to Guam, arriving on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Plan to stay in Guam until Saturday evening, August 9, 2020, when you will proceed to Yap on UA185. ***For volunteers from divisions other than NAD, please work with your Division Volunteer Coordinator regarding important ticketing information with MTS Travel. Division Volunteer Coordinator contact your respective GC coordinator for further information. Pay special attention to the visa information.


Colonia, Micronesia

On site

20-24 Months

July 2020-June 2022

Age 23-60

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