Partners in Service

Partners in Service

Partners in ServiceThe United Church of Christ's Partners in Service program helps increase the service capacity of the partner host organizations and provides leadership development and the opportunity for  volunteers to use gifts and skills.  Volunteers serve full-time for periods of 2 – 12 months with a host and participate in networking activities with other Partners in Service volunteers. Open for adults of all ages.

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Reference Form

Partners in Service Program Overview (PDF)

Partners in Service Program

Partners in Service Program Description
Three-Way Partnership Agreement
Covenant & Commissioning Service

Partners in Service Host Site Listing By State

District of Columbia
New Mexico
West Virginia

Partners in Service Host Site Listing By Area of Focus

Affordable Housing
Back Bay Mission, MS

Disabilities Ministries
Camp Courageous, IA
Innisfree, VA

Disaster Recovery
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Food Sustainability
Heifer International Learning Center (Heifer Ranch)  AR
Heifer International Learning Center (Heifer Farm), MA
Bethlehem Farm, WV

Homeless Services
Christ House, DC
La Puente Home, Inc., CO
Meeting Ground, MD
Open Door Community, GA
Religious Coalition for Emergency Needs, MD

Immigration Issues and Refugee Resettlement
Humane Borders, AZ
Border Links, AZ
CWS Immigration & Refugee Program, PA
Jubilee Partners, GA

Mental Health Care Support
Gould Farm, MA
Plymouth House of Healing, WA

Prisoner Visitation
Alderson Hospitality House, WV

Social and Economic Justice
Direct Action & Research Training Network Faith & Action for Strength Together (FAST), FL
Direct Action & Research Training Network Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation, & Empowerment (ICARE), FL
Koinonia Partners, GA
Urban Spirit, KY

Youth Support
Uspiritus, KY
Menaul School, NM
The Neighborhood Academy, PA

Outdoor Ministries/Camp & Conference Settings
Outdoor Ministries - UCC
Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center, IA
Silver Lake Camp & Conference Center, CT
Slumber Falls Camp & Retreat Center UCC, TX
United Church Camps, WI

International Volunteers Serving in the USA through EDYN, EKiR & Global Ministries Partners
Back Bay Mission, MS
Camp Courageous, IA
CWS Immigration & Refugee Program, PA
Every Child's Hope (ECH), MO
Gould Farm, MA
Heifer International Learning Center (Heifer Ranch), AR  
Innisfree, VA
La Puente Home, Inc., CO
Religious Coalition for Emergency Needs, MD
Tabor Lutheran Church, PA
Uspiritus, KY


A Christian Ministry in the National Parks

Mission:  places individuals in U.S. national parks to lead worship and fellowship activities in the parks. 

Volunteer Position:  Participants work with park concessionaires while leading worship and Bible study in the setting of the national park.  

Contact: ACMNP - Phone: 207.865.6852 or 800.786.3450; Fax: 207. 865.6852; (

Period:  Summer

Housing:  Live with other summer national park employees in dormitory style housing

Age:  18-30 years

Prisoner Visitation and Support

Mission:  nationwide visitation ministry to federal and military prisoners. The focus is on prisoners who do not ordinarily receive visits from family and friends, want or need supportive human contact, are in solitary confinement, or are serving long sentences.   (

Volunteer:  Trained PVS volunteer visitors offer friendship and a listening ear to help prisoners prepare to assume a useful place in society.

Contact: Eric Corson, PVS; 1501 Cherry St.; Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: 215.241.7117; e-mail:  

Informational DVD:  available to borrow.  Call 866.822.8224 ext. 3214.

Contact Info

Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115