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  • Stipend
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  • Loan Deferment/Forbearance
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  • In community with other volunteers
  • In community with religious
  • In community with former volunteers
  • With local people
  • Alone
  • At placement site

Annunciation House

To provide an experience of service, accompaniment and solidarity with the poor in the border communities of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. The work is focused to responding to the undocumented, immigrants, and refugees. The ministry consists in the sharing of one's life through the operation of several houses of hospitality; advocacy on behalf of the poor in migration; and awareness and immersion experiences. The hospitality offered in several large houses includes everything from food, shelter, clothing and social needs to networking with immigration asylum counselors and lawyers. Annunciation House is sustained by individual contributions and donations, and by an all-volunteer staff. For the volunteers, service at Annunciation House is a way of being and living at a particular time in one's life. The work is your life and the living is your work. It is important for volunteers to realize that there must be an openness to doing whatever there is to be done and serving wherever one is needed.

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Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance Loan Deferment/Forbearance In community with other volunteers At placement site

Location

El Paso, TX and Juarez, Mexico

Bethlehem Farm

Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic Community in Appalachia that transforms lives through service with the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices. We invite volunteers to join us in living the Gospel cornerstones of service, prayer, simplicity, and community.

Features

Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance Transportation Loan Deferment/Forbearance

Location

Summers County, West Virginia and surrounding counties. Appalachia.

Casa de Esperanza

Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities.

Features

Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance In community with other volunteers At placement site

Location

Houston, TX

Casa Juan Diego

Volunteers, both men and women, work with immigrants and refugees to provide shelter, food, transportation, medical and dental services, and English classes. Women volunteers also work with Spanish-speaking battered and/or homeless women and children. Being at Casa Juan Diego is similar to being in Latin America. Most guests speak only Spanish, although refugees from other countries are received as well. Volunteers are encouraged to respond as a community to the needs of the refugees that come to Casa Juan Diego as well as the undocumented who live in Houston. The hours are long but the work is gratifying. Faith commitment is important.

Features

Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance

Location

Houston, TX

Center for FaithJustice

At the Center for FaithJustice our mission is to inspire the next generation of leaders by creating programs that educate for justice in the Catholic tradition. Our programs, LeaderworX and the FaithJustice Fellowship, are rooted in the passage, "Faith without works is dead" (James 2:26). They strive to bring together faith and works. LeaderworX is a summer of service offering an integrated experience of prayer, active service, communal living, social justice education, ministry training, and leadership development. The Fellowship is a year of service opportunity that offers fellows a full time work placement with a faith-based non-profit in Central New Jersey, along with spiritual direction and professional development all while living in intentional community. Both programs allow participants to thoughtfully discern their vocation.

Features

Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance Transportation

Location

For LeaderworX: New Jersey, Philadelphia, and West Virginia. For the Fellowship: Trenton, NJ.

Christian Appalachian Project

Based in Eastern Kentucky, Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) strives to meet both the immediate needs of persons living in poverty and empower residents to achieve long-term goals. CAP serves people in need (children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities) in Eastern Kentucky. CAP Volunteers commit to the pillars of Service, Community, and Spirituality and/or personal reflection. CAP offers a strong cultural experience, an assortment of service placements, distinctive community living, an interdenominational Christian environment, and a flexible time commitment.

Features

Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance Transportation Loan Deferment/Forbearance In community with other volunteers Alone

Location

Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky.

Encuentro Volunteer Program

Encuentro Volunteer Program provides service opportunities for single women seeking to put their time and talents to the service of others in marginalized and disadvantaged communities. In the spirit of the Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit, the program embraces and promotes the culture of encounter while seeking to build right relationships through service, community life, and spirituality. Through their work in diverse service projects in the areas of evangelization and human promotion, volunteers contribute to more just living conditions for the poor while gaining valuable experience in faith based service.

Features

Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance Transportation In community with other volunteers In community with religious

Location

Long term: Birmingham, Alabama and Eutaw, Alabama; Los Angeles, California; Short term: La Descubierta, Independencia, Dominican Republic; Alabama, and California

Felician Volunteers in Mission

Felician Volunteers in Mission (VIM) is an international venture of laity with Felician Sisters to cooperate with Christ in the spiritual renewal of the world. Volunteers live in a Catholic community environment, serving others without discrimination and challenging unjust structures, in solidarity with our poor and marginalized brothers and sisters. Volunteers minister and live simply in right relationship with one another and creation. Our ministries are characterized by compassion, mercy, and joy in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and Blessed Mary Angela, foundress of the Felician Sisters.

Features

Room and Board Transportation Loan Deferment/Forbearance In community with other volunteers In community with religious At placement site

Location

Haiti, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North West Territories Canada

Glenmary Volunteer Program

The Glenmary Volunteer program at Joppa Mountain, Tennessee is a retreat-like, mission immersion program for high school, college-age and adult volunteer groups to experience the mission and ministry of the Glenmary Home Missioners. Our mission is to give participants a firsthand experience of missionary service. Each week-long session is a retreat-like mission immersion blending the values of service, culture, prayer, reflection and sharing in an environment of simple living. It is the goal of the program to connect people with God, help them find Christ in others, and teach them to serve others first and put themselves second. Glenmary's long-term volunteers act as a catalyst to volunteer groups serving with Glenmary's Group Volunteer Program on Joppa Mountain and to those living in Tennessee's Grainger and Union counties. They not only help serve the needs of the materially needy living in these counties, but also the needs of the volunteers serving at Joppa Mountain.

Features

Room and Board Stipend Medical Insurance Transportation Loan Deferment/Forbearance

Location

Grainger and Union Counties in Tennessee

Holy Spirit Lay Missionary Program

The goal of the Holy Spirit Lay Missionary Program is to invite lay persons to discover, utilize and affirm their gifts and skills while reaching out to and serving people in need according to the charism of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit and nurtured by their spirituality.

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Location

Chicago Metropolitan Area