Volunteer opportunity description
Covenant House Faith Community offers the opportunity for college graduates to serve homeless youth full time at a Covenant House Crisis Center, while living in an intentional community with other volunteers. Program members serve for 12 months, 40 hours per week, and gain invaluable skills while working at one of North America's premier service providers to homeless youth. We are currently accepting applications for our August 2012 start date!
Application Deadline: June 30th, 2012
Applicants must attend a 4-day Orientation (interview weekend) and one-week Formation (training) prior to beginning service.
Orientation Dates: July 10-12 ; July 18 -20
APPLY HERE: http://www.jotform.com/11025204705
Covenant House Faith Community offers the following opportunities for volunteers:
Service: Covenant House gives hope and healing to homeless youth, providing 24/7 crisis care and on-going support for young people in need of a safe haven. Most volunteers serve in our Crisis Centers as Resident Advisors, Youth Advisors, or Case Managers; while others may serve in our Rights of Passage program or other support positions. Everyone receives training for their service placement and have regular scheduled shifts at Covenant House. A year serving at Covenant House is terrific way to get your foot in the door of a major international service provider!
Community: Community living provides the support and encouragement necessary for individuals to face the daily challenges of serving homeless youth with energy and joy. Faith Community volunteers have the opportunity to live in an intentional community, sharing a house with 3-5 other Faith Community volunteers.
All volunteers share household responsibilities and participate in community activities and leadership.
Prayer/Reflection: Prayer/reflection can deepen our understanding of the value of serving others, can give us insight into our personal faith or life journeys, and can be a source of strength for each day. Faith Community volunteers have the opportunity to share time in prayer/reflection together as a community for 30 minutes per day, six days per week. People of all or no faith backgrounds and religious traditions are welcomed and respected.
Faith Community volunteers are currently serving at Covenant House Crisis Centers in New York, NY--at Covenant House New York
- Bachelor's degree
- U.S or Canadian citizen
- The desire to help New York City homeless youth!
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times