The 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.
Applications submitted after June 20, 2015 will be considered beginning September 2015 for 2016 placements.
Partners in Service Host Site Listing (By State)
Partners in Service Host Site Listing (By Area of Focus)
Back Bay Mission, MS
Meeting Ground, MD
Alderson Hospitality House, WV
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
La Puente Home, Inc., CO
Religious Coalition for Emergency Needs, MD
Tabor Lutheran Church, PA
ECUMENICAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
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; (www.acmnp.com)
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. (www.prisonervisitation.org).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Informational DVD: available to borrow. Call 866.822.8224 ext. 3214.