Holy Family Service Corps

Goal of Program

Holy Family Service Corps exists to engage dedicated young people for one or two years in vital service to families and children in need. By fostering growth in faith and living in community we hope to make a difference in our world. Holy Family Service Corps, a ministry of Holy Family Institute, and in collaroration with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Service placements locations are at Nazareth Prep High School, Holy Family Specialized Learning, Holy Family Institute and the Community at Holy Family Manor in Pittsburgh. We seek one-year and two-year of service volunteers. Serve a Nazareth Year in one of our social service programs and receive and education award. Teaching Fellows attend classes at Duquesne University in person or online as required, to earn a master’s degree in special education, secondary education, MAT, MSW or Theology, tuition-free while teaching in one of our school. Social Service Fellows attend school at Carlow to earn a MSW while serving in our In-home services program.

Type of Placement

The Nazareth Year members work in education support, elder care, refugee care services, social services, youth mentoring, or family support services. Volunteer placements will be made based on individual interests, skills, and the organizational needs. Teaching fellows serve in an education setting- either STEM setting with underserved students or special education setting with those with social and behavioral support needs. MSW social service fellows serve in social service, in-home setting with the poor and marginalized families.

Service Area

Greater Pittsburgh, PA Region

Service Length

The Nazareth year is an 11 month program (mid-August to mid-July);Fellowship term can be a 1 or 2 year commitment determined by the educational program at their selected college.

Program Size

Teaching Fellowship program: maximum of 4 fellows per year. Social Service Fellows 3 per year.Nazareth Year members: 2 volunteers per year in Pittsburgh.


Females or males 21, college degree in area of service or work experience, good mental and physical health, live simply, comfortable in Catholic faith-sharing environment, sense of humor, enthusiasm.

Financial Arrangements

Each member is provided community housing, a personal stipend and a food stipend. Transportation and health insurance provided if needed.

Living Arrangements

Community living with private bedroom, shared common areas, and bathrooms.


One-week orientation and ongoing professional development provided through the ministry service sites. On the job training will be provided..

Application Deadline

July 10th with some flexibility. Earlier is preferable.

Start Date

Generally early to mid August.


Lynn Guerra


8235 Ohio River Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Phone: 412-766-9020 x1304


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