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 20th 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.
CATHERINE’S CUPBOARD: Philadelphia
Food Insecurity: A volunteer is needed as a program assistant to help intake and track donations, sort food deliveries, facilitate students’ use of the pantry, advertise the pantry, and assist with data collection.
WITNESS TO INNOCENCE:
Advocacy: A volunteer is needed to create and write op-ed pieces, newsletters and website content; maintain a database of supportive resources; attend and help plan membership events.
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: The volunteer will serve as an advocate by engaging in homemaking and community building by welcoming new guests, accompany guests to various appointments, and advocating for women and children experiencing a housing crisis.
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: A volunteer is needed to serve as a personal development coach, encouraging participants through a variety of creative approaches to accomplish personal goals and life skills.
CASA DE PAZ:
Community Outreach: A volunteer will foster a welcoming and orderly home environment and facilitate the implementation of trauma-informed interventions, groups and activities.
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 and quality of life activities based on the interests of the residents.
ST. SUZANNE CODY ROUGE COMMUNITY CENTER: Detroit
Environment: A volunteer will serve to support the center’s administration and green programs for sustainability, education, and advocacy.
CATHOLIC MIGRATION SERVICES:
New York City
Immigration: Two volunteers are needed as legal assistants to conduct client intakes in Spanish and English to assess the client’s eligibility for legal relief under the supervision of legal staff. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is required.
NATIONALITIES SERVICE CENTER:
Food Insecurity: A volunteer is needed to serve as a food access liaison. The volunteer will staff and promote the on-site food pantry, receive food deliveries, and build partnerships to obtain additional pantry items.
ST. MARY’S COMMUNITY CENTER: Savannah
Community Outreach: A volunteer is needed as a center assistant to welcome clients, provide guidance for public benefits applications, facilitate job searches and edit resumes, organize the monthly eye clinic, and assist with tax preparation.
Food Insecurity: A volunteer is needed to serve as a Community Program Manager, overseeing the development and implementation of all programs, including working with volunteers, planning new programs and recruiting community members.
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 Andrea at ContactUs@mercyvolunteers.org with all of your questions!
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