Long Term Service Opportunities


Last updated December 9, 2021

Listed below are some international and domestic long term service opportunities. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all of the opportunities that exist. If you are interested in other opportunities or talking with someone about service discernment please contact Madeline Hill at mhill@aggiecatholic.org

 
 
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Fidesco USA

Fidesco recruits, trains, and sends teams of volunteers to under-served areas of the world for one or two year missions. Our teams offer their professional skills to the needy, fostering full human development regardless of religion, ethnicity, or culture. Volunteers may participate as individuals, couples, or families, and are sent in teams. Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the new volunteers will join those already in the field taking their skill sets to serve the poor. Reach out to us about the Summer 2022 departure. Questions? Email info@fidescousa.org

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Net Ministry

NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 175 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with NET. They travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 34,000 retreats and ministered to more than 2.1 million young Catholics.

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House of Brigid

The House of Brigid invites recent college graduates to live as an intentional lay community for one year, dedicating themselves to the service of the Irish Catholic Church and to spiritual and personal formation. The ministry includes a variety of liturgical and catechetical responsibilities. House Fellows plan Masses, direct choirs, support the catechesis of school children and adults, prepare and offer retreats, and bring their ministry to the greater Irish Church through workshops and radio programs. Applications open in November to be submitted by January for the following August start.

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Augustinian Volunteers

AVs serve in parochial schools as teachers, coaches, tutors, mentors, and teacher aids; in high schools and colleges as campus ministers; and in social services as case managers, legal aids, advocates, nurses, and in a variety of other roles. Following the example of the Augustinian Friars, all AVs live in community with 2 to 5 of their peers. During the volunteer’s experience, community life is a means of giving and receiving support. The domestic experience begins at the end of August.

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Farm of the Child

Farm of the Child USA is a Catholic, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Finca del Niño HONDURAS, a non-profit mission modeled on the Holy Family that educates, protects, and promotes healing and spiritual formation for orphaned and abandoned children, and families in the local community. There are summer (10 weeks) and 16-month missionary opportunities.

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Vincentian Mission Corps

The VMC is looking for a new group of volunteers to commit to our mission of living and working in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. VMC Volunteers serve in a variety of areas in St. Louis and San Francisco: education, healthcare, public health, disability services, environmental service, and other areas of direct service.

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Amigos de Jesus

Amigos de Jesús is a home for abandoned, abused and impoverished children in rural Honduras. Located on 200 acres of rural farmland, the property consists of 13 homes for children, residences for our staff and volunteers, our school, chapel and working farm. Amigos de Jesús volunteers work and live alongside our Honduran staff and children. They contribute to the transformation of each of our children with their energy, creativity, commitment, teamwork and unconditional love for our children. They have summer and long-term service opportunities. February 1 is the deadline for the July start.

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Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through 6 years old who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our residential neighborhood by our Hands of Hope House Parents.  Our House Parents, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service.  Applicants wishing to complete shorter service are considered on a case by case basis. We accept and process applications on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline.

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Cristo Rey Jesuit

Houston Volunteer Service Corps

We are looking for compassionate, committed, and competent recent college graduates who desire to assist in the formation of young men and women for others. The VSC program is an 11-month commitment in which Volunteers will live simply in a faith-based community while serving the school in various capacities. The Volunteer will also receive faith and educational formation in the Jesuit-Ignatian tradition. Applications open in October for the 2022-23 school year.

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Good Shepherd Volunteers

GSV is a one-year full-time volunteer program that serves women, children, and adolescents affected by poverty, violence, and neglect in the US. GSV has placements in a variety of social service organizations where volunteers work side-by-side with experienced social workers, counselors, and educators. Placements are located in Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.

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Ablaze Ministries Internships

This program is ideal for someone who is interested in growing in their faith, who wants to learn more about parish life or youth ministry, and/or is looking for a great community to be on mission with. Our interns always leave having grown in their prayer, in their ministry skill set, and as more radical witnesses to their Catholic faith. They are also support raised, so they give each participant a look into the life of a missionary who has a team of people sending them to serve.

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Maggie’s Place

Maggie’s Place provides life-changing programs and services for pregnant and parenting women and their children by offering a warm and welcoming community, a safe place to live and learn, and on-going services to help them become self-sufficient.  You can apply online now! Or if you have questions email americorps@maggiesplace.org.

Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

Since its founding in 1993, the Alliance for Catholic Education has been committed to sustaining, strengthening, and transforming Catholic schools. Each year, the ACE Teaching Fellows program welcomes approximately 90 talented, faith-filled college graduates to enter formation as beginning teachers. Over the course of two summers and two academic years, ACE teachers earn a cost-free Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame and eligibility for state teaching licensure. Our teachers also live in small communities of 4-8 members, all across the country, and together share the many joys and challenges of early teaching. To apply or find out more, visit ace.nd.edu/teach!

Seton Teaching Fellows

This program is a one-to-two year, full-time teaching fellowship for recent college graduates committed to our mission—to helping underserved children whose families cannot afford a Catholic education make it to college and heaven. Fellows are faith-filled and hard-working leaders who are Christ-centered models of virtue, have a heart for serving the poor, and want to help transform communities in need. Fellows help the students and families they serve as well as their peers to know, love, and serve Christ and His Church. Fellows immerse themselves in the community in which they serve--embracing solidarity and simplicity in their mission and way of life. At the same time, they participate in their own holistic formation by accompanying, developing, and challenging each other, striving to serve with the mind, heart, and spirit of Christ the Teacher.

We’re looking for dynamic, faith-filled missionaries who love working with kids and are passionate about serving the poor. We’re looking for selfless leaders who feel called to further the mission of the New Evangelization while living in intentional faith communities.

Spiritus

We believe more than ever that we need to equip young adults to lead young souls to Jesus and His Church. We are looking for Catholics, between 20-29 years old, who want to inspire the faith of thousands of youth. From mid-August to mid-May, SPIRITUS missionaries live in community by gender and travel to schools and parishes giving retreats and programs to Catholic youth in grades 2nd-12th. SPIRITUS also provides lodging, food, a monthly allowance, and health insurance. There is also the opportunity for advancement after the first year. This is an awesome opportunity to serve our Lord in the New Evangelization and help the next generation of Catholics truly encounter Jesus.