Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps (Cap Corps)

Goal of Program

The Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps 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 is central to this experience of community and service.

Type of Placement

Cap Corps Volunteers work in a wide variety of positions including: homeless outreach, health care (emergency room, clinics), community organizing, education (early childhood, elementary, high school), employment & housing services, parish outreach, food and donation distribution, refugee resettlement, immigration services, and social services. Spanish skills are needed for some placements.

Service Area

Cleveland, OH; Washington, DC; Papua New Guinea.

Service Length

One year, renewable (domestic); 2 years (Papua New Guinea), renewable.

Program Size

6-8 volunteers, three to five per location.

Requirements

Men & women, ages 21 years and older. College grad or high school grad with 3 years of work experience. Application/references/interview/medical exam. Desire and adaptability for living in community.

Financial Arrangements

Room & board, personal and community stipend, medical insurance, service site transportation, loan deferment, year end financial award

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in community with other volunteers

Training

Week long orientation, three retreats, weekly community nights, onsite training at service sites. International volunteers have three weeks(+) of orientation.

Application Deadline

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled; Priority Placement Applications due February 15th

Start Date

August 2021

Contact:

Margaret McIntyre Stacy

Address

16700 Southland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Phone: 202 246-8704

Email:

[email protected]

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Affiliation

Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Roman Catholic

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