Last updated: May 4, 2011 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Covenant House Faith Community
(New York, New York, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 1977
- Start Living Together: 1977
- Visitors accepted: No
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.covenanthouse.org/faithcommunity
- Contact Name: Faith Community Administration
- Phone: 212-727-4081
5 Penn Plaza
New York, New York, 10001
Visitors accepted: No
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.
Open to new Members: Yes
Serve Homeless Youth!
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.