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 Service Opportunities

​Below are service opportunities that may be of interest to young adults:

Mercy Volunteer Corps 

Mercy Volunteer Corps (MVC), a program sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, invites lay women and men to compassionate service with people who are economically poor or marginalized. MVC places volunteers at sites in the U.S. for a one year commitment, and in Guyana, South America, for a two year commitment. Volunteers embrace compassionate service, social justice, spirituality, and a simple lifestyle in community. All living expenses are provided including housing, stipends, medical insurance, and transportation.
For more information, contact:
1-800-294-4261  phone

City Year - Los Angeles

City Year is a 10-month service opportunity for young adults under age 25. Corps members serve in schools full time as tutors, mentors, and leaders of after-school programs. Members may serve locally in Los Angeles or in cities across the U.S., and receive a stipend and other benefits as well as an education award to use toward college or for paying off student loans.
For more information, contact:
Bert Rivera, Recruitment Manager 
213 596 5906  phone

St. Joseph Worker Program

Meet the pioneer group of 3 St. Joseph Workers in Los Angeles. This 5 minute video gives a glimpse of move in day, August 10, 2013, Westchester, CA, and the service oriented Workers at their placement sites: teacher's aid, food pantry support staff and early childhood educator at a homeless shelter. Interested in giving a year of service with folks on the margins in L.A.? Check out the web links below or at the end of the video.


LeaderworX is a unique opportunity for young adults to serve those in need, talk about social justice issues, be formed in faith, and live in Christian community. The program provides spiritual formation, leadership training, and discernment opportunities, as well as ongoing support and tools for one to grow throughout the summer and beyond. In addition to formation weeks, community members spend the bulk of their summer helping to facilitate our ServiceworX and JusticeworX youth ministry programs. ServiceworX is our week-long day program for junior high students, and JusticeworX is our week-long sleep-away program (in Trenton, Philadelphia, and/or Appalachia) for high school students.

Other organizations with service opportnities for young adults

The Catholic Volunteer Network publishes the online RESPONSE Directory, which allows you to search all volunteer opportunities offered by their 200 member programs. You can search by type of placement; region, state, or country; length of service; financial arrangements; living arrangements; size of program; and participation in the AmeriCorps Education Awards Program (AEAP).

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