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Mercy Volunteer Corps offers professional placements in each of the following cities

U.S. PLACEMENT

Baltimore, MD

Nicknamed the Charm City, Baltimore is a diverse city with a rich 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, a neighborhood just 5 miles away from downtown. In one of our… READ MORE

Cincinnati, OH

Situated on rolling hills on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati offers big city attractions with the small-town flavor of street fairs, festivals, and open markets. You’ll find lots to do in the city’s extensive park system, award-winning museums, top-rated public library system, world-class arts attractions as well as professional and college sports venues. Cincinnati’s German heritage is alive in its microbreweriesREAD MORE

Detroit, MI

Rich in diversity, Detroit contains a notable network of peace and justice advocates and service providers. The Mercy presence is strong in Detroit including active ministries, Sisters of Mercy, Associates, Companions, and MVC alumni. Mercy Volunteers live on the Eastside of Detroit not far from Belle Isle and Pingree Park. Volunteers can expect to build rich relationships and grow to love the old motor city. There are extensive opportunities for… READ MORE

New York City, NY

The Big Apple boasts of 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 an apartment in a diverse neighborhoodREAD MORE 

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is rich in both its history and its diversity. Best known for its neighborhoods, historical sites, pop-up gardens, events, and food, Philadelphia is a popular East Coast 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, parks, galleries, and many outdoor festivalsREAD 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

Savannah, GA

Savannah is a charming southern city located on the Georgia coast. The Sisters of Mercy have ministered here since 1845 and sponsor healthcare facilities, various outreach agencies, and a high school. With a pedestrian-friendly layout, innovative urban design, and various parks, volunteers can enjoy a leisurely stroll in downtown Savannah. The city provides diverse attractions and is known for St. Patrick’sREAD 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 on the northern coast of South America, between Venezuela and Suriname, and is known as the land of many waters. The climate is tropical as it sits below sea level and lies just 7º N of the Equator. Known for its cultural and biodiversity, Guyana is a Caribbean nation and the only English-speaking country in South America. Due to recent decades of economic decline and high emigration rates, Guyana is now among the most impoverished nations in the Western Hemisphere. The volunteers live together in a house in Georgetown, the capital city. The home is furnished with essentials and is simple yet comfortable. It is located near local mini bus routes, open air markets, and the sea wall.

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

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