Humility of Mary Volunteer Service
Affiliation:Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Goal of Program:The Humility of Mary Program provides an opportunity for young adult women and men who feel a call to serve with immigrants and underserved populations through education, advocacy, social outreach, housing. HM Volunteers values simple living, opportunities for spiritual and personal growth, and desire to serve with and in the tradition of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. The program includes community living and shared reflection on the experience of service, and strives to foster a lifelong commitment to Gospel values and to bringing more abundant life to God's people, especially the poor.
Type of Placement:Long-term: working with immigrants and underserved populations in social work, community outreach, women's issues, farming, legal aide, literacy projects, education, inner city neighborhood ministry, parish ministry/outreach, health care, refugee ministry, immigrant border ministry, health care. Short term opportunities varies depending on availability.
Service Area:Cleveland, Youngstown, Akron, Lorain and Canton, OH; Villa Maria, PA; and Miami and Immokalee, FL.
Service Length:One year, renewable upon approval for second year of service. Three to six month summer volunteer.
Requirements:Long-term: College graduates (or 21 years old) and older. Short-term: College students (or 18 years old) and older.
Financial Arrangement:Long-term: Room and board, transportation, medical insurance if needed, small stipend. Short-term: Varies by site.
Living Arrangements:Long-term: Housing provided for community living with other volunteers. Number of volunteers living together varies each year depending on site placement and availability. Short term: housing availability varies.
Program Size:11-12 month long-term volunteers; short-term volunteers vary.
Training:Long-term: Orientation, introduction to Humility of Mary Community and training usually at designated site. Mid-year retreat. Regional retreats. Short-term: Training provided at site.
Application Deadline:April 1st for priority applications; Applications will be accepted after April 1st to fill remaining positions through June. Placement sites confirmed in June. Orientation in August and service begins September and ends in July.