Young Adult Volunteer Program
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people (ages 19–30) in sites across the United States and around the world. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation. Alongside this work, volunteers explore the meaning of their Christian faith and accountability to their neighbors in the community with peers and mentors.
The YAV year occurs from August to August.
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is a faith-based year of service around the world and in the United States. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in community with peers and mentors. YAV, a one year service opportunity for young adults (ages 19-30) occurs during the academic year from August to August.
All YAVs participate in a mutual discernment process to be placed at a specific site for the year, attend a program-wide Orientation Event, receive on-site orientation at each site, practice vocational discernment throughout the year, and integrate the whole experience at a program-wide Transition Retreat after a completed year of service.
Program benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options throughout the duration of the service year.
Serve for one year accompanying local people of faith both in the United States and at sites around the world.
Meet regularly for faith-development, vocation and deep-reflection practices.
Work with mentors to explore and grow in their expression of their Christian faith.
Engage in addressing root causes of poverty and reconciliation in their site-context.
Encourage a young adult you know to apply today!