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We are accepting applications to volunteer in summer 2024 at our two short-term locations: Mercy Ecospirituality Center in Benson, Vermont and ARISE Adelante in Alamo, Texas. The priority deadline is January 22 and the final deadline is March 22. A full position description for Mercy Ecospirituality Center can be found here. A position description for ARISE can be found here.

All questions should be directed to MVC staff member Andrea Haller at Follow these three steps to apply:

  1. Complete and submit the online application form below.
  2. Email both of your references the link to the online reference form found here.
  3. Following your acceptance, download the medical form here and submit it via email to


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    Mercy Volunteer Corps desires to partner with individuals who are committed to personal reflection and discernment in preparing to serve as a Mercy Volunteer. With this commitment in mind, we ask you to please share more about yourself in the following written responses.

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    List below the two references whom you've asked to complete this form. These individuals should include: 1) a person who knows you in a supervisory capacity from a professional/volunteer role and 2) a peer or friend. Please do not ask relatives.

    I understand that securing a placement with Mercy Volunteer Corps is contingent upon a medical examination by a physician and a criminal background check performed by Mercy Volunteer Corps. I also understand that having medical insurance is a requirement of the program and I will be medically insured during the term of service. My typed name or signature attests that the enclosed information is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. While this application places no binding obligation on me or Mercy Volunteer Corps, it does indicate a serious intention on my part to join Mercy Volunteer Corps.
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