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The Application For The 2024-2025 Volunteer Year Is Now Available!

Thank you for your interest in serving with Mercy Volunteer Corps!

This page contains the full application packet and links to the online application and reference form for Mercy Volunteer Corps as well as important information about deadlines and start dates.

If you need to access this information at a later time, you can do so by bookmarking this page or by visiting mercyvolunteers.org/application. If you have trouble opening the documents, please contact Keri at KeriGardner@mercyvolunteers.org or 215.346.6643.

Application Materials

Application Deadlines

Mercy Volunteer Corps accepts applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by January 22.

The final deadline for international and short-term summer placement is March 22. The preferred deadline for U.S. placement is March 22. The final deadline for U.S. placement is June 22. Submit your application early for priority in selecting your service site and city!

Start Dates

U.S. Placements: The one-year, full-time commitment begins August 6, 2024.

International Placements: Volunteers serving in Guyana also attend cross-cultural training held online in late July.

Short-Term Summer Placements: Volunteers serving at Mercy Ecospirituality Center and Adelante ARISE will begin late May/early June, 2024.

Medical Forms

U.S. Placements: Please email your medical forms following acceptance to Marie Schultz-Stebel at MarieSchultz@mercyvolunteers.org.

International Placements: Please email your medical forms at the time that you submit your application to Mercy Volunteer Corps. Email your forms to Keri Gardner KeriGardner@MercyVolunteers.org.

Short-Term Summer Placements: Please email your medical forms following acceptance to Marie Schultz-Stebel at MarieSchultz@mercyvolunteers.org.

If you prefer to mail your medical forms, please send to:
Mercy Volunteer Corps
1012 N. Bethlehem Pike
Suite I
Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

MVC is excited to announce an additional benefit that will be offered for the upcoming 2024-2025 volunteer year! Those serving in one of our US locations will be eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The award can be used to repay qualifying student loans, such as subsidized and unsubsidized loans backed by the federal government, or for future educational expenses at eligible schools. Currently the amount of the award is $6895 for 1700 hours of service. Volunteers will also be eligible for loan forbearance during their year with MVC. For more information about the education award, click here.

Other Resources

Congratulations on taking the first step toward an extraordinary experience! If you have any questions about the application process or Mercy Volunteer Corps, please do not hesitate to reach out to Andrea at AndreaHaller@mercyvolunteers.org or 215.346.6643.

DEIB Statement: Mercy Volunteer Corps, in alignment with our mission statement, denounces all forms of hatred and oppression. We commit to dismantling racism and acting against systems which marginalize, dehumanize, disenfranchise, and oppress. With full support of the staff, Board of Directors, and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, MVC commits to be an anti-racist institution and to foster a sense of belonging that leads to a just and peaceful world community and the liberation of all beings.

EEO Statement: Mercy Volunteer Corps does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or belief, gender identity or expression, age, ability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. In addition, to ensure full equality of opportunity in all operations and activities of MVC, every person who is employed by, volunteers with, or is associated in any capacity with MVC shall be selected under fair procedures that provide equitable opportunities to all people.

Read our full statement and learn more here.

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