Assumption Mission Associates

Goal of Program

Provide an opportunity for men and women to live in the spirit of community, faith, solidarity, and service through a one to two-year commitment to the poor and marginalized. St. Marie Eugenie, foundress of the Religious of the Assumption, invites us to experience this work for the common good: Love never remains idle: it makes us creative and impels us to heed all the appeals of the world and to find new ways of answering them. With that in mind, our ministry sites focus on the needs of the immigrant community and our ecological efforts to be protectors of the environment. The mission of AMA today, as it began over 50 years ago, remains the same and continues to enrich the lives of volunteers, religious, and those served.

Type of Placement

Teaching, ministry to and advocacy for migrants, urban/community gardening, community development, Hispanic ministry and parish ministry, religious education, youth ministry, youth programs, literacy and ESL programs, mentoring, homeless, refugee work, advocacy.

Service Area

Massachusetts, New Mexico, England, Philippines. Please visit our website for specific information on each location.

Service Length

One to two years, renewable.

Program Size

Typically 6 or fewer volunteers


Women and men. Application, references, personal interview, medical certificate, college degree, conversation with counselor, self-evaluation. $10 application fee.

Financial Arrangements

Housing, and $400.00 monthly stipend. End of service award of $2000.00! Health Insurance if needed and help with loan deferment. Travel to/from orientation and to/from mission site is the responsibility of volunteer. International volunteers also are responsible for visa fees. Free gym access in Worcester, MA.

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in community with other volunteers in Worcester, MA, Chaparral, NM and England. In the Philippines, AMA volunteers can live in a community of sisters or volunteers, depending on placement. Communities of the Religious of the Assumption are within close proximity (sometimes next door, sometimes across town) to where volunteers live in all placements.


Orientation program. On-going formation. On-site training. Local support of Assumption Sisters and lay friends. Monthly check-ins with director while at mission site. Debriefing.

Application Deadline

Rolling Application Process September through May. Priority deadline February 1st, Final Deadline May 1st. Preference given to those applications received first.


Sandy Piwko


16 Vineyard St.
Worcester, 01603
Phone: 508 767-1356


[email protected]


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