Precious Blood Volunteers
Affiliation:Missionaries of the Precious Blood-Kansas City Province (www.preciousbloodkc.org)
Goal of Program:Precious Blood Volunteers will help you grow in your faith and discern your life calling while you serve those living in poverty.
Type of Placement:Our volunteers serve at: Bishop Sullivan Center- You can assist people in their efforts to secure employment, provide for their families, and secure a brighter future. You would have the opportunity to gain experience in social work and volunteer management. KC CARE Clinic- You can work with health care professionals in service to patients who are not able to afford health insurance. If you are interested in learning about the health care profession and have a passion for caring for the sick you would find KC CARE Clinic a great place to serve. Cristo Rey High School - If you have an interest in Catholic education this is a fantastic placement. Cristo Rey can use a volunteer who wants to work with high school students and is open to anyone with a college degree. Volunteers with training in STEM fields are given highest priority for this placement. Legal Aid of Western Missouri- Work as part of a team with lawyers and paralegals advocating on behalf of people living in public housing in Kansas City, Missouri. Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago, Illinois- You will be working with people in a community affected by violence , and reaching out in mission to the wider Church, working for healing and reconciliation in both. Occasional placements available at St. Paul's Catholic Church on the Navajo Nation and in parish ministry in St. Joseph and Sedalia, Mo.
Service Area:Kansas City, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois
Service Length:Precious Blood Volunteers commit to six months to one year of service with a possibility of a second year.
Requirements:Precious Blood Volunteers are people over the age of 18 who have a desire to grow in their faith while serving people living in poverty. Preference is given to candidates who have training or education that matches with the needs of our placements.
Financial Arrangement:Precious Blood Volunteers are provided an education award, housing, meals, a living allowance, health insurance, transportation reimbursements and assistance in obtaining student loan deferments.
Living Arrangements:Precious Blood Volunteers have a fully furnished private bedroom and live in community with other volunteers and Precious Blood priests, brothers, or sisters. You will share meals, prayer, and friendship with members of the Precious Blood community throughout your service experience.
Program Size:3-10 volunteers per year.
Training:We have a one week orientation to the program and is followed up with orientation at your service placement, a mid-year retreat, monthly spirituality/justice nights and other community gatherings.
Application Deadline:Preference is given to applications received before March 15. After March 15 applications are accepted on a rolling basis depending on our open available positions.
Current Urgent Opportunities
Serving as a Precious Blood Volunteer will give you the opportunity to walk with people who have been cast aside because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, illness, immigration status or income level. You will serve others at placements in restorative justice, legal aid, health care, education, or social services in Kansas City and Chicago. You will walk with Jesus by sharing in the joys and sufferings of the people you are working with. You will pray, work, and learn with lay people and religious in community while living a simple lifestyle that reflects hospitality, reconciliation, and common prayer. Your experiences as a Precious Blood Volunteer will challenge and deepen your relationship with Jesus. You will have daily opportunities to pray and talk about your faith journey with others. You receive a monthly stipend, room, board, transportation costs, and an education award at the end of your service. Learn more about how you can serve as a Precious Blood Volunteer go to preciousbloodvolunteers.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.