U.S. PLACEMENT

Baltimore, MD

Nicknamed the Charm City, Baltimore is a diverse city with a lot of culture and history to be explored! From historic Fells Point to the infamous Hampden neighborhood, you’ll come to find the uniqueness of the city. The Baltimore community is also fortunate to have a thriving Mercy spirit. The volunteers reside in Lauraville, which is a neighborhood just 5 miles away from downtown… READ MORE

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati offers big city attractions with the small-town flavor of street fairs, festivals, and open markets. Cincinnati’s German heritage is alive in its microbreweries and historic architecture. The city’s greatest asset is its people – friendly and welcoming! Despite these riches, inequality and poverty persists. The Mercy community strives to address these social ills in traditional and innovative… READ MORE

Detroit, MI

Rich in cultural and racial diversity, Detroit contains a notable network of peace and justice advocates and service providers. The city also includes creative Mercy ministries with support from Mercy Associates, Companions, Sisters, and MVC alumni. Mercy Volunteers live in a renovated hundred year old home across from historic Clark Park in a community-oriented and socially-conscious neighborhood… READ MORE

New York City, NY

The Big Apple boasts of great cultural and recreational experiences that are not to be missed! Our NYC Mercy Volunteers enjoy outdoor festivals and movie nights in the city’s many parks during the warmer months and museums, cultural events, and the spectacular Christmas and New Year activities during the colder months. Volunteers live in their own apartment on the top floor… READ MORE 

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is rich in both its history and its diversity. Best known for its neighborhoods, historical richness, pop-up gardens, events, and food, Philadelphia is a major East Coast tourist destination. Volunteers live on the second and third floor of a residential home in the Manayunk section of the city within walking distance to great restaurants, art galleries, and many outdoor festivals… READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA

Situated between 3 rivers, Pittsburgh is the official “City of Bridges,” housing a total of 446 bridges in the city, and miles of riverfront trails. The rolling hills offer a beautiful landscape with everything that a big city can offer while maintaining a friendly hometown atmosphere. The many different neighborhoods offer rich pockets of culture and a diverse community. Hearing the common… READ MORE

Sacramento, CA

Located in the Great Central Valley, Sacramento, CA, is the state capital and nicknamed the City of Trees. Situated at the confluence of two beautiful rivers, this city provides easy access to many other delightful attractions. San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite are all close by! The climate in Sacramento ranges from mild winters to gorgeous springs, hot summers, and amazing falls with trees of many colors… READ MORE

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, steep hills, dense fog, cable cars and great weather. This densely populated city is full of exciting culture and things to do. Volunteers live in an apartment located in the Richmond District steps away from Golden Gate Park. They utilize public transportation to access their ministries and the downtown area… READ MORE

Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia is a charming, southern city located on the Georgia coast. With a pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah has many visitors all year. In addition to the quaint cobblestone streets, this city provides a temperate climate and diverse attractions. Savannah is within 30 minutes of scenic Tybee Island, located on the Atlantic Ocean, but you don’t need to… READ MORE

St. Michaels, AZ

Located on the Navajo Nation in the northeast corner of Arizona, St. Michaels is a rugged city and one of our more isolated communities. Living on the Navajo reservation will offer you a more rural experience, and provides different opportunities to observe cultural events. A community car is provided, but usage is limited. At an elevation of about 6,800 feet, don’t expect it to be hot all year round… READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENT

Georgetown, Guyana (South America)

Guyana is located in northern South America, east of Venezuela and west of Suriname. Georgetown’s climate is tropical as it sits below sea level and lies just 7º N of the Equator. Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America and relates a great deal politically and economically with the Caribbean nations. Recent decades of economic decline find it among the most impoverished nations in the Western Hemisphere. The volunteers live together in an apartment in Georgetown, the capital city. The apartment is furnished with essentials and provides a simple yet comfortable home for the volunteers. It is located near local bus routes, as volunteers rely on the local mini-buses for their primary transportation needs.

Language: English
Commitment: 1 year
Ministries: Education, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Care, Arts, Music, Dance, and Sports