Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Applications are Live!

The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people (ages 19–30) in sites across the United States and around the world. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation. Alongside this work, volunteers explore the meaning of their Christian faith and accountability to their neighbors in the community with peers and mentors.The YAV year occurs from August to August.

The deadline to apply for an international site is March 1st, and June 1st for national sites. The first round of placements will take place in early March for those who have already submitted an application, and other placement calls will follow. Find out more about the application process or apply here. Or you can contact Deidre Allen at or call her at 502-381-8564.

Benefits during the year of service, in-person, include a regular stipend, housing, all program-related transportation costs covered and student-loan assistance.

We also invite young adults to engage in world issues, commit to self-reflection, listen to those who are being marginalized and learn in a new way . This is an exciting invitation to “a year of service for a lifetime of change.”