Notre Dame Mission Volunteers
Affiliation:Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and AmeriCorps
Goal of Program:Notre Dame Mission Volunteers (Notre Dame-AmeriCorps and -International) work to empower the economically disadvantaged and oppressed through education and personal hands-on support. Our program holistically aims to strengthen the community through their families; every person has an important role to play.
Type of Placement:Service opportunities include tutoring (K-12, GED, ESL); after school programs; conflict resolution; parent effectiveness; adult literacy. Educational service may be in conjunction with social services, volunteer coordination, migrant workers, counseling, and environmental agencies. International placements may also include agricultural or pastoral work.
Service Area:Domestic placements are available in Apopka, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Bend, OR; Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Dayton, OH; Hartford, CT; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Rochester, NY; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; Watsonville, CA and Wilmington, DE. International placements are available in Haiti and Nicaragua.
Service Length:Members commit to serve full-time for 11 months to one year.
Requirements:Individuals ages 21 and older, college degree and/or work experience.
Financial Arrangement:Domestic: $12,530 living allowance, health insurance, $5,775 AmeriCorps education award upon completion of 1,700 hours and full term of service (2016-2017 figures). Child care benefits and forbearance of eligible student loans, if applicable. International: Housing, health insurance, personal stipend, travel costs.
Living Arrangements:Community living is available in select domestic cities. Housing is provided for international members.
Program Size:495 domestic AmeriCorps members in over 20 cities nationwide, and 2-4 international volunteers (2015-2016 program year).
Training:Domestic members: one-week orientation in September, on-site training, national training/retreat in February, and biweekly local training meetings. Additional retreats and workshops offered throughout the year. International members: One week orientation in Baltimore prior to departure, on-site training, and additional opportunities throughout the year.
Application Deadline:Rolling. Domestic applications open in February for service beginning September 1.