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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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YAV Stories Published Online:

     Along the Border: PCUSA News Service

     Emma Randles (Austin): Grassroots Leadership

     Becca Messman (Guatemala): Outlook

     Colleen Earp (NOLA): Unbound

     Lives Set on New ‘Routes’: Unbound

     Dan Bohnker (Little Rock): PDA 

     Abby Miller (Peru): YAV Blog

     Joy and Han in Korea: PCUSA News Service

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May 27, 2014

YAVocate Training 2014

YAVocate Training 2014

Young Adult Volunteer Program

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico


The Young Adult Volunteer office is excited to invite 15 currently serving YAVs (2013-2014) to partner in a recruitment training session in September immediately following Transition Retreat (Transition Dates are 9/25-9/28). This opportunity would involve a commitment of full participation in both the training and being a regional recruiter in their home areas. The incentive for being a YAVocate is the opportunity to share your story as a YAV, and to help others know more about our great program. There may also ...

May 19, 2014

Part of A Legacy: Celebrating Twenty Years of Presbyterian Church (USA) Young Adult Volunteers Serving and Learning in Northern Ireland


May 4, 2014

Search for New Boston Food Justice YAV Site Coordinator

BOSTON YAV SITE COORDINATOR Our Board seeks a qualified site coordinator whose combination of knowledge and experience with food justice issues is informed by faith and action. Our ideal candidate will have supervisory and mentoring experience, community organizing and advocacy background, and academic work in areas related to food justice and sustainable living. Experience living in a faith community is also preferred. The position begins August 1 with our 2014-2015 group of YAVs arriving at the end of August. Our program year runs September 1-August 31 and is now in its very successful first year with a program of 4 ...