Find the Program for You!
 

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. 

 

 

Domestic Programs

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, Homeless Outreach Term of Service: 1 year Priority Deadline: February 15 Age Requirement: 21-30 Language Requirement: Spanish needed for some domestic placements

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, Homeless Outreach

Term of Service: 1 year
Priority Deadline: February 15
Age Requirement: 21-30
Language Requirement: Spanish needed for some domestic placements

Cap Corps East

Cleveland, OH
Washington, D.C.

The Friars of the Province of St. Mary of the Capuchin Order seek volunteers who desire to deepen their lives through spiritual direction and intentional community living. In our 25th year of operation, volunteers assist youth groups and prepare and give retreats to youth and adults in the metro NY and greater Hudson Valley areas. Participants can complete a second year of service and obtain an M.A. in Theology and Ministry through the Boston College Summer and Online Program. Please contact us for more details.  cyfm.org Youth Ministry, Youth Retreat Ministry Term of Service: 1 or 2 year. August-July Priority Deadline: May 1 Age Requirement: Over 21

The Friars of the Province of St. Mary of the Capuchin Order seek volunteers who desire to deepen their lives through spiritual direction and intentional community living. In our 25th year of operation, volunteers assist youth groups and prepare and give retreats to youth and adults in the metro NY and greater Hudson Valley areas. Participants can complete a second year of service and obtain an M.A. in Theology and Ministry through the Boston College Summer and Online Program. Please contact us for more details. 

cyfm.org

Youth Ministry, Youth Retreat Ministry

Term of Service: 1 or 2 year. August-July
Priority Deadline: May 1
Age Requirement: Over 21

Cap Corps New York

Garrison, NY

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

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

Change A Heart

Pittsburgh, PA

Two-month summer experience for young men to live with and minister alongside the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Ministries focus upon bringing about healing and reconciliation in our world according to the vision of St. Francis: “to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”  atonementfriars.org Homelessness, Chemical Addiction Term of Service: Mid-June to Mid-August Priority Deadline: March 31 Age Requirement: Men from 19 – 29

Two-month summer experience for young men to live with and minister alongside the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Ministries focus upon bringing about healing and reconciliation in our world according to the vision of St. Francis: “to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” 

atonementfriars.org

Homelessness, Chemical Addiction

Term of Service: Mid-June to Mid-August
Priority Deadline: March 31
Age Requirement: Men from 19 – 29

An 11 month program for young adults (between the ages of 21-30) 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. Long-term placements include: social service agencies, homeless services, ESL education, rehabilitation services, child care, food shelf, parish ministry, Hispanic outreach, senior services, etc.    fcvonline.org Refugee Services, Youth Programming, Education, Community Organizing Term of Service: August-July   Priority Deadline: Rolling Age Requirement: 21-30 Language Requirement: Spanish needed for some domestic placements

An 11 month program for young adults (between the ages of 21-30) 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. Long-term placements include: social service agencies, homeless services, ESL education, rehabilitation services, child care, food shelf, parish ministry, Hispanic outreach, senior services, etc.   

fcvonline.org

Refugee Services, Youth Programming, Education, Community Organizing

Term of Service: August-July  
Priority Deadline: Rolling
Age Requirement: 21-30
Language Requirement: Spanish needed for some domestic placements

Franciscan Mission Service’s DC Service Corps Program equips compassionate young adults to become future nonprofit servant leaders. Participants address issues of poverty and injustice through a year of service with local nonprofits in Washington, DC. Volunteers live simply in intentional community and integrate the Franciscan values into their daily lives. Volunteers also receive leadership training and faith formation to further develop their skills and gifts as they serve in their various ministries. Depending on their interests and professional goals, volunteers have the opportunity to work directly with marginalized populations through organizations that meet specific community needs or to work at FMS headquarters providing critical support for overseas and domestic programs.    The Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trip to Washington, DC is a week-long opportunity for groups to learn about urban poverty and advocacy in the US.  franciscanmissionservice.org Administrative, Communications, Development, Programming, Youth Education, Homelessness Ministry, Refugee Services Term of Service: 13 months   Priority Deadline: Rolling Age Requirement: 21 - 35

Franciscan Mission Service’s DC Service Corps Program equips compassionate young adults to become future nonprofit servant leaders. Participants address issues of poverty and injustice through a year of service with local nonprofits in Washington, DC. Volunteers live simply in intentional community and integrate the Franciscan values into their daily lives. Volunteers also receive leadership training and faith formation to further develop their skills and gifts as they serve in their various ministries. Depending on their interests and professional goals, volunteers have the opportunity to work directly with marginalized populations through organizations that meet specific community needs or to work at FMS headquarters providing critical support for overseas and domestic programs.   

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

 franciscanmissionservice.org

Administrative, Communications, Development, Programming, Youth Education, Homelessness Ministry, Refugee Services

Term of Service: 13 months  
Priority Deadline: Rolling
Age Requirement: 21 - 35

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 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 is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province which 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/Food Ministry, Education, Community Organizing, Migrant Families, Prisons, Pastoral Outreach, RCIA/Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, LGBT Ministry Term of Service: August – July Priority Deadline: Rolling Age Requirement: Over 18

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province which 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/Food Ministry, Education, Community Organizing, Migrant Families, Prisons, Pastoral Outreach, RCIA/Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, LGBT Ministry

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

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry

Camden, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Silver Spring, MD

Franciscan Volunteers are lay women and men who commit to a year of service sharing in 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. With a special emphasis on an integral ecology ministry sites focus on both the needs of the people and the Earth.  osfphila.org/franciscanvolunteers Farming, Immigration & Diversity, Community Outreach, Hospitality, Social Services, Corporate Social Responsibility Term of Service: August – June Priority Deadline: Rolling Language Requirement: Spanish can be helpful Age Requirement: 21+ 

Franciscan Volunteers are lay women and men who commit to a year of service sharing in 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. With a special emphasis on an integral ecology ministry sites focus on both the needs of the people and the Earth. 

osfphila.org/franciscanvolunteers

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

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

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

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

FrancisCorps

Syracuse, NY

 

 

*For women only.  The Tau Volunteer Program empowers women 21 years and older to share their gifts through service, community, and spirituality. Inspired by St. Francis and St. Clare Tau Volunteers serve those on the margins of society, those in unjust situations, especially the poor. Tau Volunteers are part of an enriching life experience that aims to create a global community of women who will bring peace and justice to the world. Volunteers live in community with our sisters and other volunteers, are provided full room and board, stipends, local expenses, and health insurance. There are ample opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.  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: 12+ months, up to 2 years Priority Deadline: Rolling   Language Requirement: English, Spanish at some sites Age Requirement: at least 21, up to retirement age Education requirement: post-grad, or comparable life experience

*For women only. 
The Tau Volunteer Program empowers women 21 years and older to share their gifts through service, community, and spirituality. Inspired by St. Francis and St. Clare Tau Volunteers serve those on the margins of society, those in unjust situations, especially the poor. Tau Volunteers are part of an enriching life experience that aims to create a global community of women who will bring peace and justice to the world. Volunteers live in community with our sisters and other volunteers, are provided full room and board, stipends, local expenses, and health insurance. There are ample opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. 

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: 12+ months, up to 2 years
Priority Deadline: Rolling  
Language Requirement: English, Spanish at some sites
Age Requirement: at least 21, up to retirement age
Education requirement: post-grad, or comparable life experience

Tau Volunteer Program

Milwaukee, WI
St. Charles, IL
El Paso, TX

 
 

International Programs

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

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

Cap Corps East

Papua New Guinea

A two-month summer experience for young men to live with and minister alongside the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Volunteers take a three week course in Rome on interfaith and interreligious dialogue. Then they teach what they learned at Catholic parishes back in North America. atonementfriars.org Interfaith and Interreligious Dialogue Term of Service: Mid-June to Mid-August Priority Deadline: March 31 Age Requirement: Men from 19-29

A two-month summer experience for young men to live with and minister alongside the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Volunteers take a three week course in Rome on interfaith and interreligious dialogue. Then they teach what they learned at Catholic parishes back in North America.

atonementfriars.org

Interfaith and Interreligious Dialogue

Term of Service: Mid-June to Mid-August
Priority Deadline: March 31
Age Requirement: Men from 19-29

Franciscan Mission Service’s Overseas Lay Mission Program provides lay women and men the opportunity to walk in solidarity with communities around the world that are marginalized and oppressed. Missioners serve for two or more years alongside community members, assisting with locally-run ministries that strive to cultivate peace, justice, and hope. FMS believes in the wisdom of economically poor communities and in the fundamental dignity of every individual. Following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare, missioners take a posture of humility and engage in a relationship-focused approach to mission that focuses on presence, learning and cross-cultural companionship. franciscanmissionservice.org Bolivia and Guatemala: Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips provide participants with a 10-14-day opportunity to visit service sites and learn about various social justice and poverty issues.  Education, Health Care, Pastoral Work, Legal, Sustainable Agriculture, Prison Ministry, Social Services, Community Organizing, Art, Music, Sports Term of Service: 2 years or more   Priority Deadline: January 1 Final Deadline: April 1 Age Requirement: 22-65 Accepts Married Couples

Franciscan Mission Service’s Overseas Lay Mission Program provides lay women and men the opportunity to walk in solidarity with communities around the world that are marginalized and oppressed. Missioners serve for two or more years alongside community members, assisting with locally-run ministries that strive to cultivate peace, justice, and hope. FMS believes in the wisdom of economically poor communities and in the fundamental dignity of every individual. Following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare, missioners take a posture of humility and engage in a relationship-focused approach to mission that focuses on presence, learning and cross-cultural companionship.

franciscanmissionservice.org

Bolivia and Guatemala: Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips provide participants with a 10-14-day opportunity to visit service sites and learn about various social justice and poverty issues. 

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

Term of Service: 2 years or more  
Priority Deadline: January 1
Final Deadline: April 1
Age Requirement: 22-65
Accepts Married Couples

Franciscan Mission Service

Bolivia
Guatemala
Jamaica

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

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

FrancisCorps

Costa Rica