Founded by 5 women religious communities in 1985, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates on four core issues – abolition of the death penalty, human trafficking, comprehensive immigration reform, and peace and non-violence. The center coordinates speaker panels, core issue committees, and community dialogues as well as provides opportunities for education and advocacy to school groups, churches, and community members. A volunteer is needed as a justice and peace associate. The volunteer will research and prepare educational materials on the core issues, plan events, programs, rallies, and prayer services, and interface with various collaborating groups.
This full-time volunteer position is available through Mercy Volunteer Corps. Mercy Volunteer Corps (MVC) is a full-time lay volunteer program offering placements in the continental U.S. and Guyana, South America. We invite women and men to compassionate service with people who are economically poor or marginalized in our society. MVC calls volunteers to service characterized by mutuality, respect, and compassion. Rather than “giving to, and doing for,” service with MVC is about the mutual empowerment of volunteers and clients, both giving and receiving, and advocating with instead of for the people they encounter daily in their service.”
Volunteers have the opportunity to embrace service, a simple lifestyle in community, and personal and communal spiritual growth. Mercy Volunteers receive housing, medical insurance, transportation, food and personal stipends, professional development, retreat opportunities, and are eligible for student loan deferment.
This opportunity is open to ALL MAJORS. Service placements include positions in nursing, teaching, social work, health care administration, case management, and more.