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, mental health center), 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.


Men and women. Single and married without dependents. Ages 21 years and older. College graduate or high school graduate with three years of work experience. Application, references, interview, medical exam. Desire and adaptability for living in community. Orientation in August.

Financial Arrangements

Room and board, personal and community stipend, medical insurance, transportation to and from work site, loan deferment, year end award

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in community with other volunteers.


One week of orientation for domestic volunteers to get to know each other, to explore application of the Gospel in the world with the insights of Capuchin Franciscan spirituality, and to address issues arising from community living as well as from serving in racially and culturally diverse ministries. There will be ongoing interaction with the Friars throughout the year. International volunteers have at least three weeks of orientation that highlights the realities of international living.

Application Deadline

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

Start Date

August 2020


Margaret McIntyre Stacy


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


[email protected]


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