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Ministries are often matched on individual backgrounds, educations, talents, and desires. Most programs require a college degree or equivalent. All programs provide community housing and a stipend, and most provide insurance.

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Domestic
• ] Cap Corps East:
Cleveland, OH | Washington, DC

Cap Corps East offers men and women the opportunity to work in direct service with the poor while living a simple lifestyle in community with other volunteers. The spirit and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi will be central to this experience of community and service. capcorpseast.com

Education, Health Care, Prison Ministry, Immigration, Refugee Resettlement, Parish Outreach, Social Services

Term of Service: 1 year | Priority Deadline: March 1 | Age Requirement: 21-30 | Language Requirement: Spanish needed for some domestic placements | Accepts Married Couples

• ] Cap Corps Midwest:
Detroit, MI | Milwaukee, WI | Northern Cheyenne and Crow Nations, MT

Cap Corps Midwest is an intentional community of full-time volunteers who live simply, practice Franciscan spirituality and examine issues of social justice through reflection and action. capcorps.org

Youth Education, Environmental Education and Farming, Immigration Rights, Law, Soup Kitchen, Work with the Homeless, Domestic Violence, Pastoral Ministry, Adult Literacy, Nursing

Term of Service: 1 year (August - July) | Priority Deadline: February 1 | Age Requirement: Over 21 | Language Requirement: Spanish needed for some domestic placements | Accepts Married Couples

• ] Cap Corps NY:
Garrison, NY

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Youth Ministry, Retreat Planning

Term of Service: August – July | Priority Deadline: May 1 | Age Requirement: Over 21

• ] Change A Heart:
Pittsburgh, PA

Change A Heart is a 12 month service experience that empowers young adults to live simply in community while serving a vulnerable population. Change A Heart’s vision is to inspire and mentor young adults in the Franciscan spirit so they may develop skills to intentionally live out life-long Gospel values of modeling justice, peacemaking, hospitality, and caring for the earth and all creation by providing direct essential services with those who are marginalized in western Pennsylvania. changeaheartvolunteers.org

Education, Healthcare, Social Services

Term of Service: August – July | Priority Deadline: June 1 | Age Requirement: 21-30

• ] Franciscan Community Volunteers:
St. Cloud, MN

Franciscan Community Volunteers is an 11 month program for young adults who desire to intentionally explore service, community, and spirituality. Through service, Franciscan Community Volunteers seek to meet the increasing diversity of the central Minnesota area in the spirit of St. Francis by promoting the love of all creation and ministry to the poor through social justice and advocacy, while living in intentional community. fcvonline.org

Refugee Services, Youth Programming, Education, Community Organizing

Term of Service: August – July | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Age Requirement: 21-30 | Language Requirement: Spanish or Somali helpful

• ] Franciscan Mission Service:
Washington, DC

Franciscan Mission Service's Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program offers an opportunity for young adults to staff the organization's headquarters in areas such as communications, development, and programming. In the DC Service Corps, young adults serve in direct ministry with the marginalized in our nation's capital. Both are year-long programs with community living and opportunities for personal and professional development. 

The Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trip to Washington, DC is a week-long opportunity for groups to learn about poverty and advocacy in the US.  franciscanmissionservice.org

Administrative, Communications, Development, Programming

Term of Service: 13 months | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Age Requirement: 22-35

• ] Franciscan Outreach Volunteers:
Chicago, IL

Franciscan Outreach Volunteers is a 1 year (renewable) program based on the values of Service, Community, Spirituality and Simple Living. Volunteers live and work at Franciscan Outreach Association (FOA), a non-profit agency providing emergency and long-term services to those who are homeless, poor and marginalized in Chicago. Volunteers work directly with those who are homeless, providing hospitality and services at our Soup Kitchen and Shelter sites. This is an opportunity for volunteers who wish to help people who are homeless with respect and compassion. This setting offers volunteers the opportunity to develop relationships with our guests and encourages volunteers to examine their own values and develop their personal strengths in a concrete lived reality. franciscanoutreachvolunteers.org

Homeless Outreach, Soup Kitchen, Shelter

Term of Service: July – July | Priority Deadline: March 1 | Age Requirement: 19-25

• ] Franciscan Volunteer Ministry:
Camden, NJ | Philadelphia, PA | Wilmington, DE

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry provides a setting for volunteers to grow in faith, love and hope by serving the poor and working for social justice. We aim to foster Gospel-based communities as a witness to our faith through prayer and a simple lifestyle. We encourage our volunteers as lay people to come to full stature in the Catholic Church by working with Franciscan Friars and Sisters in ministry. We provide a setting where gifts and talents are exchanged with the people of God in a loving and joyful Franciscan spirit, always being aware of how much we can learn from and are blessed by those who are poor and marginalized. franciscanvolunteerministry.org

Soup Kitchen, Education, Community Organizing, Migrant Families, Prisons, Pastoral/PCIA, HIV/AIDS

Term of Service: August – June | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Age Requirement: Over 18

• ] Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain:
Greater Philadelphia area

Franciscan Volunteers are lay women and men who commit to a year of service sharing in the spirit of the charism and mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Living simply in community, with a focus on social justice, spirituality, and the Franciscan Tradition, volunteers grow in the spirit of the Gospel as lived by St. Francis and Clare of Assisi. osfphila.org/franciscanvolunteers

Farming, Immigration, Community Outreach, Hospitality, Social Services, Corporate Social Responsibility

Term of Service: September – June | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Language Requirement: Spanish can be helpful | Age Requirement: 21+

• ] FrancisCorps:
Syracuse, NY

One year experience for young adults that is grounded in the spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi. Volunteers live in community where they eat, pray, love and share their lives with one another every day. This experience of Christ in community is what inspires them to reach out in Gospel service to the poor and marginalized. Volunteers are supported by regular and direct contact with Franciscan Friars and Sisters. franciscorps.org

Health Care, Education, Homelessness, Refugee Services, Hospice, “At Risk” Youth Ministry, Disabled Adults

Term of Service: August – end of July | Priority Deadline: March 1 | Age Requirement: 21-25

• ] Tau Volunteer Program:
Milwaukee, WI | St. Charles, IL | El Paso, TX

*For women only. One year experience for young adults that is grounded in the spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi. Volunteers live in community where they eat, pray, love and share their lives with one another every day. This experience of Christ in community is what inspires them to reach out in Gospel service to the poor and marginalized. Volunteers are supported by regular and direct contact with Franciscan Friars and Sisters. sssf.org

Homeless Shelter, Primary and Middle Schools for At-Risk Students, Outreach/Human Services, Healthcare/Elder Care, Community Organizing, Meal Program

Term of Service: 3 - 12 Months (with additional considered) | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Language Requirement: English, Spanish at some sites | Age Requirement: 21-55

• ] Volunteers in Mission:
Reading, PA

Volunteers in Mission, VIM, is a ministry program in which men and women work with and among poor and marginalized people. Our volunteers commit themselves to the values of service, global justice, and spiritual growth in a faith community sharing the charism of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters. bernardinevolunteers.org

Education, Community Outreach, Health Care, Outreach to the Elderly and Sick, Immigration Assistance, ESL, GED

Term of Service: August - June | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Language Requirement: English, Spanish | Accepts Married Couples


International
• ] Cap Corps East:
Papua New Guinea

Cap Corps East offers men and women the opportunity to work in direct service with the poor while living a simple lifestyle in community with other volunteers. The spirit and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi will be central to this experience of community and service. capcorpseast.com

Ministries: Teaching, Diocesan Administrative Work

Term of Service: 1-2 years | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Age Requirement: 21 | Accepts Married Couples

• ] Franciscan Mission Service:
Bolivia | Guatemala | Jamaica | Uganda

Franciscan Mission Service provides lay women and men the opportunity to serve abroad supported by the Franciscan family. Long-term international missioners follow the call to walk with the impoverished and oppressed people of the world in the tradition of Saints Francis and Clare for a minimum of two years.

Bolivia: Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips provide participants with a 12-day opportunity to visit service sites and learn about issues of peace, justice, and poverty.  franciscanmissionservice.org

Education, Health Care, Pastoral Work, Legal, Agriculture, Prison Ministry, Social Services, Community Organizing, Art, Music, Sports

Term of Service: 2 years | Priority Deadline: January 15 | Age Requirement: 22-65 | Language Requirement: Spanish (Bolivia only) | Accepts Married Couples

• ] FrancisCorps:
Costa Rica

One year experience for young adults that is grounded in the spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi. Volunteers live in community where they eat, pray, love and share their lives with one another every day. This experience of Christ in community is what inspires them to reach out in Gospel service to the poor and marginalized. Volunteers are supported by regular and direct contact with Franciscan Friars and Sisters. franciscorps.org

Senior Care, “At Risk” Families, Addiction

Term of Service: August – end of July | Priority Deadline: March 1 | Age Requirement: 21-25 | Language Requirement: Spanish

• ] Volunteers In Mission:
Dominican Republic

Volunteers in Mission, VIM, is a ministry program in which men and women work with and among poor and marginalized people. Our volunteers commit themselves to the values of service, global justice, and spiritual growth in a faith community sharing the charism of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters. bernardinevolunteers.org

Education, Community Outreach, Health Care, Outreach to the Elderly and Sick, Immigration Assistance, ESL, GED

Term of Service: August - June | Priority Deadline: Rolling | Language Requirement: English, Spanish | Accepts Married Couples