Redeemer Ministry Corps
Goal of Program:Redeemer Ministry Corps is a long-term volunteer program that seeks to provide a caring, comforting and healing presence to vulnerable populations through service in healthcare, social work and environmental care. Volunteers live together in community and serve full-time in ministries of the Sisters of the Redeemer.
Type of Placement:Long-term: Nurse/Nurse's Aide, Patient Care Assistant, Hospice and Bereavement Ministry, Home Health Care, Community Health Liaison, Pastoral Care, Oncology Support and Outreach, Elder Care, Housing Issues/Poverty Relief, Social Work/Case Manager, Teacher/Teaching Assistant, Environmental Advocate/Garden Coordinator, Outreach to Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Short-term: Summer Garden Internship
Service Area:Urban and suburban Philadelphia
Service Length:Long-term: RMC service year program is 11 months, renewable, beginning in late-August. Short-term: The Summer Garden Internship is a three-week long service experience.
Requirements:Long-term: Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteers are women and men who desire to make a difference in the lives of others, live in a communal setting and have the opportunity to foster their faith life, develop friendships and live a simple lifestyle. College education preferred or equivalent experience. Some positions require CPR certification. Short-term: Summer Garden Intern applicants are 18 years or older. Love of nature and some garden experience are a plus. The application process includes recommendations and an interview. Documents and deadline for applying can be found on our website.
Financial Arrangement:Long-term: Room and board, medical insurance, monthly stipend, community vehicles provided, assistance with travel home at end of service year. Assistance with loan forbearance/deferment.
Living Arrangements:Long-term: Volunteers live in community with other volunteers. They join the Sisters of the Redeemer for community meals and prayer twice a week. Short-term: Summer Garden Interns and alternative spring break groups are provided housing, meals, and eat in community.
Program Size:Long-term: RMC hosts up to 5 volunteers each year. Short-term: Up to 5 Summer Garden Interns are accepted each summer.
Training:Long-term: One-week orientation program, workshops and reflection days, professional development, supervision, retreats. Three day debriefing program.
Application Deadline:Long-term: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 5th. If positions are still available after this date, late applications may still be accepted.