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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, 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 NY:
Garrison, NY

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

• ] 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 At-One-Ment Mission Project:
Garrison, NY

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

• ] Franciscan Community Volunteers:
St. Cloud, MN

Is 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.  

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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:
Washington, DC

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:
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:
Silver Spring, MD | Philadelphia, PA | Hartford, CT

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 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 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+

• ] 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. 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: 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


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 At-One-Ment Mission Project:
Rome, Italy

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:
Bolivia | Guatemala | Jamaica

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

• ] 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