Christ the King Service Corps

Goal of Program

CKSC is a parish-centered year of service created by and for our Detroit neighborhood, instilling hope and creating a brighter future for our city and its residents. Our parish and neighborhood focus is unique among service corps, and gives you the perfect stage for a place-based year where you are not just a member of your intentional community, but of a diverse parish community as well. You become an ambassador for Detroit, as you experience the richness of the city at an unprecedented time in its history. As a smaller program, our community has unparalleled resources to give the personal touch to your year of service.

Type of Placement

Facilitating nutrition, local farming, and food entrepreneurship in one of Detroit's largest food deserts; teaching in one of the city's four remaining Catholic elementary schools; community organizing with faith-based groups; social work with seniors and at-risk youth; community outreach; soup kitchen direct service; homeless youth ministry; asset building; and more! The needs of our community our many and are constantly evolving.

Service Area

Detroit, Michigan.

Service Length

One-year terms run mid-August through the end of July. Mid-Term applications will also be considered. Renewable for up to three years.

Program Size

6-11 volunteers.


Must be at least 21 years of age and a college graduate (or equivalent professional experience or training).

Financial Arrangements

Stipend, health insurance, access to community car, room and board, internet, help deferring student loans. Upon completion of the service year, volunteers receive a $1,500 education stipend.

Living Arrangements

Volunteers will live in community supporting each other, having fun, cultivating faith, cooking meals, and performing chores in a house next to Christ the King Catholic Church which is walking distance to several grocery stores, a public library, a historic (and affordable!) movie theater, and other great amenities. Opportunities for faith sharing and spiritual growth will be available both within the CKSC community and Christ the King Parish.


One to two weeks of job-specific training in August. Volunteer support and mentoring throughout the year. Orientation to surrounding community. Spiritual development opportunities. Fall and Spring Retreats.

Application Deadline

Priority Application deadline January 1. (Apply early to get access to the most placement options!). Rolling application until full.

Start Date


John Baran


Detroit, MI 48219
Phone: 313 506-4059


[email protected]


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