Young Adult Volunteers commit to serving a minimum of one year in the U.S. or Internationally at one of our sites. YAVs have the opportunity to volunteer alongside local partners, engaging in work and conversation around issues that address poverty, reconciliation, and what it means to share the hope of Christ through service. This blog is a chance to stay updated on what is happening in the life of the YAV program, whether that is with our current volunteers, our abundance of alum, the YAV office, or our YAV partners. The conversations and tough issues that we spend countless hours talking about as YAV’s don’t end when the year does; welcome to the conversation! If you have more questions, feel free to email.
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CPJ Training/Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015
We're glad you're interested in attending Advocacy Training Day and Ecumenical Advocacy Days through the YAV office. We are offering scholarships to 8 YAV Alum who would like to attend EAD 2015. The YAV office will cover your registration and your housing (location TBA) for this event. You will be responsible for your own travel along with a $20 check to secure your place.
Please fill out all sections of the form below. We will contact you regarding your form within a week of receiving it.
The date for Advocacy Training Day is April 17, Ecumenical Advocacy Days will be from April 17-April 20. All 8 YAVA will be expected to stay throughout.
New York City
National YAV Site Coordinator
Implementation of the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program in New York City and promotion of the YAV program overall. The site coordinator is the point person for all communication and oversight of the volunteers, placements, local partners, and local board relationships.
Hours: 20 hours on average with fluxes in calendar according to need
Essential position tasks and responsibilities:
Dancing in the Hurricane by Megan McCarty, YAVA-Miami
“You can dance in a hurricane, but only if you’re standing in the eye.”
“Let love be genuine; hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection. Do not lag in passion, be ardent in spirit, and serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of others; extend hospitality to strangers.”
The first time I ever experienced a hurricane was during my YAV year in Miami. My site placement got news of Hurricane Bonnie ...
Northern Ireland/Scotland shared site:
In 2015/2016, our YAVs will be part of a shared site in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Individuals will live and serve in either Belfast, Northern Ireland or Glasgow, Scotland. Volunteers will live and serve with local churches and community projects to address the societal divisions and economic concerns in each of their local communities. As a shared site, this year the volunteers in Glasgow and Belfast will share two retreat times - one in Ireland and one in Scotland, and also be able to visit each other’s local communities and placement sites. The Northern ...
Unbiased and Impartial Commerce.
Transparency and respect.
Seeking equity and developing sustainability.
I can’t convince anybody that they should buy Fair Trade products. I can’t rewire people’s brains so that they acknowledge, understand, and internalize the dire economic situation of the majority of our sisters and brothers in the world. I can’t force people to change. I can only tell my story. I can only attest to the need for change. I can only plead that you listen.
I am sure that you have heard or seen over and ...