Marist Volunteer Community
Affiliation:Marist Brothers of the United States
Goal of Program:Hospitality ministry to high school and young adults while hosting retreats and other youth ministries.
Type of Placement:In the winter months we provide and host high school retreats, Outdoor Adventure programs and youth ministry events. In the summer our main retreat house becomes the Mid-Hudson Valley Camp and strives to reach out to the most neglected populations including special needs and inner-city kids.
Service Area:High Schools, colleges, and parishes in the New York-New Jersey metro area and Hudson Valley.
Service Length:One year beginning the first week of September.
Requirements:Men and women, at least 21 years old, some college, willing to participate in the life of the Marist community, definite interest in working with high school and college students.
Financial Arrangement:Room and board, small stipend, health insurance coverage, and some transportation.
Living Arrangements:Live with a Marist or volunteer community
Program Size:Two volunteers
Training:On-site training from directors: program orientation and training in youth ministry and the use of materials and equipment for presentations.