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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Applications submitted after June 20, 2015 will be considered beginning September 2015 for 2016 placements.

Reference Form

PDF Copy of Partners in Service

Partners in Service Program

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

Affordable Housing
Back Bay Mission, MS

Disabilities Ministries
Camp Courageous, IA
Innisfree, VA

Disaster Recovery

Food Sustainability
Heifer International Learning Center (Heifer Ranch)  AR

Homeless Services  
Meeting Ground, MD

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

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

Prisoner Visitation
Alderson Hospitality House, WV

Youth Support
Uspiritus, KY
Menaul School, NM
Neighborhood Academy

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

 Service Site Listing (By State)

District of Columbia
Massachusetts Mississippi
New Mexico
West Virginia



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