Jesuit Volunteer Corps places 250 volunteers per year in domestic and international service locations to work full-time for justice and peace. JVC's mission is to integrate Christian faith by working and living among the poor and marginalized, by living simply and in community with other JVs, and by examining the causes of social injustice.
Sponsored by Mennonite and Brethren in Christ denominations in the US and Canada,Mennonite Central Committee seeks to demonstrate God's love by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster. International and domestic placements focus on the transformative nature of peace, justice, and the dignity of all people. For additional domestic placements, see Mennonite Voluntary Service.
A program of the United States government, Peace Corps sponsors volunteers in 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.
The mission of Lutheran Volunteer Corps is to be a community of faith that unites people to work for peace with justice. LVC partners with 100 social justice organizations and ministries in twelve cities in the US. Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people, deepen their spirituality, and encourage simple, sustainable living.
A ministry of the Church of the Brethren, Brethren Volunteer Service invites volunteers to share God's love through acts of service. Major BVS goals are advocating justice, working for peace, serving basic human needs, and caring for creation.
A program of the United States government, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities each year to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Volunteers tutor disadvantaged youth, fight illiteracy, improve health services, build affordable housing, clean parks and streams, operate after-school programs, perform disaster relief, and build organizational capacity.
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is one of the Twin Cities' largest private providers of social services, working to strengthen families and reduce poverty in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area. With a diverse range of programs, Catholic Charities helps tens of thousands of people annually, regardless of faith. Click on the link to find a listing of current volunteer opportunities.