We Need You

It was volunteerism that originally brought Mainsprings Founder and CEO Chris Gates to Tanzania. And it was his summers working with a boy’s home in Mwanza, Tanzania that inspired him to start Mainsprings. That’s why Mainsprings is pleased to welcome school partners and volunteers to our campus several times a year.

EXPERIENCE MAINSPRINGS TRIPS

We are excited to offer 10-day Experience Mainsprings trips three times a year for individuals, students, and families who are interested in coming to our campus.  These trips give you a taste of everything that Mainsprings has to offer, and allow you travel with a Mainsprings staff person if you choose.  Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to accommodate long-term volunteer trips.

Below is our trip handbook for individuals and families.

Experience Mainsprings TRIP HANDBOOK

2018 Trips (approximate dates)

Experience Mainsprings 1: June 21 –June 30

Experience Mainsprings 2: July 18-29  TRIP FULL FOR 2018

Experience Mainsprings 3: December (dates TBD, during Mainsprings Graduation)

Active supporters of Mainsprings may contact us about the possibility of visiting our campus at other times.


STUDENTS

Students in high school are eligible to travel on an Experience Mainsprings Trip.  However, spots for students are limited and filled through an application process.  Acceptance decisions begin in January.   Summer trips are usually full by early spring.

Student Application


SCHOOLS

Mainsprings works with nearly 10 different school partners who send groups of students and faculty each year to volunteer and learn at our campus.  If you are a school group, please contact us for more information, as we have a separate handbook for schools and students.


INTERNSHIPS

Mainsprings has three college internships available for the summer of 2018.  Application deadline in December 31, 2017.

2018 Internship Information

 

2018 Internship Application

Please feel free to contact us for more information.  We would love to help you plan a trip to see what we do first hand. We also have many opportunities for Tulsa supporters to volunteer in our U.S. office year-round.

Volunteer Handbook