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


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 with a network of ministries, Sisters of Mercy, Associates, Companions, and MVC alumni. Mercy Volunteers live in a community-oriented and socially-conscious neighborhood known as southwest Detroit’s Mexican Town, within walking distance… 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

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 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


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

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