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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. YAV’s 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! 

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August 2, 2014

When the YAV Year Ends - A Site Coordinator's Perspective

by Hyeyoung Lee, Korea YAV Site Co-Coordinator

 

My 17-month-old son, Sahn, and I like to go for a walk during the day. The other day when we were walking he decided to lead me to a place, so I just followed him. He stopped in front of the YAV house which is about 100 steps away from our house and pointed at the gate as if he is saying that he wants to hang out with the YAVs. It would have been no problem if it was two weeks ago, but it is not possible now because they all left ...

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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 ...

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April 29, 2014

Welcome to A Year of Service!

Welcome to the new blog dedicated to the Young Adult Volunteer program. We hope that this blog is a place where you can read more about the program as a whole, as well as a place where alum and friends of the program can visit and guest post. While coming up with ideas for this blog, it made sense for the name to be the unofficial motto of the program: "A Year of Service...for a Lifetime of Change." People have come to know this motto in relationship with the YAV program, using it to describe, in a nutshell, what ...

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