Formed: 1977 Established: 1977
This page last updated:5/4/2011
Covenant House Faith Community
New York, New York,
Atlantic City, New Jersey,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
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Covenant House is a crisis center that provides comprehensive services to homeless and runaway youth under the age of 21.
Faith Community is a full-time volunteer program where people can come for six or twelve months to serve the youth of Covenant House. Placement is available in New York, New York; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Detroit, MI; and Anchorage, AK.
Faith Community offers the opportunities of SERVICE, COMMUNITY, and PRAYER/REFLECTION.
SERVICE: Volunteers serve 40 hours per week at Covenant House in regularly scheduled shifts. Volunteers receive training for their service placements and are asked to be open to serving at any site and in any role where Covenant House has the greatest need.
COMMUNITY: Volunteers live in a community setting with typically four to six people per house. Volunteers are diverse in all respects, and range in age from just out of college to retired. Living a simple, healthy, and respectful lifestyle is a focus within our community.
PRAYER/REFLECTION: Volunteers have the opportunity to spend time in daily communal prayer/reflection 30 minutes per day, six days per week. People from all or no faith backgrounds and religious traditions are welcomed and respected.
Faith Community is looking for individuals who are over the age of 21; have a college degree or commensurate life experience; are emotionally mature and in good health; are open, flexible, joyful; are willing to serve at any site and in any position most needed; and are willing to share their volunteer stories with Covenant House.
Benefits provided to volunteers are room and board, a small weekly stipend, medical and dental insurance, vacation time and a vacation stipend, a severance stipend, community retreats, and the opportunity for AmeriCorps Educational Awards.
For more information or an application, please contact Faith Community Administration by email or by phone at 212-727-4081.
This page last updated:5/4/2011
Visitors Not Accepted
(Visitors are welcome during scheduled Orientations)
Visitor Process: Visitors are welcome while in the process of applying to serve at Covenant House Faith Community. Applications can be found at our website, or email Paula Rote at the address listed above for more information about visiting Covenant House Faith Community.
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
By the community leader
(Leadership roles and responsibilities are divided among community members.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Some decisions defer to Site Resource Persons and Faith Community Administration)
Labor and Money
(Volunteer service only; Living stipend provided by administration)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Deferable student loan debt only.)
(40 hrs/week volunteer at Covenant House)
Land and Buildings
Number of Residences:
(1 house per community site in FL, NJ, NY, MI and AK.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
(At least once per week for Community Night)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Alcohol used for special occasions only.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Members meet for 30 minutes of prayer/reflection as a community, six days per week.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Roman Catholic
:: Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
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