Looking for a professional placement to use your social services skills?
MVC OFFERS SOCIAL SERVICES PLACEMENTS IN THE USA AND SOUTH AMERICA.
Mercy Volunteers serving in the social services field are placed in community outreach centers, hospitals, and schools. Social services experience is available for homeless outreach, immigration and refugee services, social justice initiatives, foster care youth, and elderly care.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews are set up in an applicant’s geographical area. Submit your application by January 18th for priority in selecting your service site and city!
“My volunteer position at Mary House opened my eyes to a different world and opened my heart to all individuals there. During my year of service, I witnessed first-hand how unjust the world could be, especially to the most vulnerable among us. I was present at two funerals, saw the effects of abuse, and watched drugs destroy a person. I also helped people recover from homelessness and was present when two of my women earned their sobriety chips. I walked with my women and lent my ear to them and they blessed me with their stories. In this way and others, I have lived Mercy. This year has changed me in so many ways. I am no longer blind to life on the streets and this new knowledge has opened my heart to those suffering from homelessness.”
-Shannon Chisholm ’14: Sacramento
Mercy Volunteer Corps offers
Mercy Volunteers serving in the social services field gain professional experience at reputable organizations across the U.S. and South America. Each of these positions is supported by a site supervisor who ensures that our volunteer is gaining professional experience and is fully immersed in their service site. After their year of service, a significant number of our volunteers are offered full-time positions at their service sites! To view our service sites by city please click here.
CAPUCHIN SOUP KITCHEN and EARTHWORKS & SERVICES CENTER: Detroit
Environment: A volunteer is needed to serve at both an organic farm focusing on food justice and education and at a food, clothing, and services center.
COMMUNITY & HOME SUPPORTS:
Homelessness: A volunteer is needed as a housing specialist to meet with clients to assess their housing needs and assist with addressing any barriers they may have to attain stable housing and independent living.
Homelessness: A volunteer is needed as a case aide/outreach worker, providing outreach services to homeless individuals on the street and assessing and providing services to those who come to the office.
Homelessness: A volunteer is needed as a resident services coordinator facilitating and implementing programs that will address residents’ needs, engaging community partners to assist in meeting these needs, and advocating for residents.
LOAVES & FISHES:
Homelessness: One volunteer is needed to serve at Maryhouse, a daytime hospitality and resource center for homeless women and children. A second volunteer is needed in Friendship Park to serve as a Service Center Coordinator providing survival services to the homeless.
Homelessness: Two volunteers are needed to serve, one at Quinn Cottages and one at Serna Village, as personal development coaches, encouraging participants to accomplish personal goals and life skills.
PITTSBURGH MERCY HEALTH:
Homelessness: A volunteer is needed as an outreach specialist to support individuals experiencing homelessness or who are near homelessness in connecting with resources.
Seniors: One volunteer is needed to work as an activities coordinator in the long-term care and independent living units for the elderly population.
MERCY RESIDENTIAL CARE:
Guyana, South America
Seniors: One volunteer is needed to serve as an activities coordinator, working with staff to design and implement social activities based on the interests of the residents.
MERCY RETIREMENT AND CARE CENTER: San Francisco
Seniors: A volunteer is needed for the Mercy Brown Bag program to distribute bags of groceries to seniors living on fixed incomes and to lead activities for the residents and isolated seniors.
MERCY NEIGHBORHOOD MINISTRIES:
Seniors: A volunteer is needed as a senior services program assistant to assist with senior center activities and to manage the food pantry.
New York City
Youth: Two volunteers are needed to serve as the assistants to the youth development coordinator for the housing program, assisting youth ages 14-21 with educational and employment opportunities.
ACCULTURATION FOR JUSTICE, ACCESS, AND PEACE OUTREACH: Pittsburgh
Refugees: One volunteer will provide case management to clients to increase the capacities of refugee families to become self-sufficient. Another volunteer will be a case manager focused on employment and support services.
CATHOLIC MIGRATION SERVICES:
New York City
Immigration: Two volunteers are needed as 1) immigration specialist, interviewing potential clients and preparing immigration-related applications; 2) workers rights’ counselor, answering calls to a hotline for immigrant workers. Spanish Fluency Required.
NATIONALITIES SERVICE CENTER:
Immigration & Refugees: A volunteer is needed to serve as a health access liaison who conducts outreach, education, connection to primary care and preventive services and provides general health access supports.
ST. MARY’S COMMUNITY CENTER: Savannah
Community Outreach: A volunteer is needed as a program assistant, assisting clients in completing applications for public benefits, assisting the lead teacher in the preschool, and distributing food and planning social activities for seniors.
INTERCOMMUNITY JUSTICE AND PEACE CENTER: Cincinnati
Community Outreach: A volunteer is needed as an assistant to the program manager to assist in planning and facilitating program tasks, committee meetings, and events focused on the core issues.
SOCIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTES:
Community Outreach: A volunteer will work as a program assistant within the Institutes’ Women of Spirit Institute and Center for Community-Engaged Learning.
Community Outreach: A volunteer will serve as a member of the hospitality team, support the Street Ministry Retreats, accompany individuals who seek housing and supportive services, and help organize major events at the center.
THE HEALING WELL:
Community Outreach: A volunteer is needed to join the Healing WELL team in creating a beautiful, warm, and nurturing space where participants can experience the healing power of mindfulness and acquire tools for growth.
ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER SOURCE PROGRAM: Savannah
Community Outreach: A volunteer is needed as a community outreach worker, providing companionship to the members and fostering social connections for the member in the community.
WITNESS TO INNOCENCE:
Community Outreach: A volunteer is needed to maintain supportive resources, attend in-person membership events, write op-ed pieces, and assist with data-entry for this non-profit to support exonerated death row survivors.
Are you ready to volunteer in the social services field?
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MVC staff members are here to answer all of your questions and help find a placement that matches your skills and professional goals. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Recruitment Coordinator Danielle at DanielleDaguio@mercyvolunteers.org with all of your questions!
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