Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Volunteer for one year in Guyana, South America with Mercy Volunteer Corps. Mercy Volunteers serve in professional placements, live together in community in the capital of Georgetown, and receive benefits like monthly stipends and student loan deferment! MVC has four service sites in Guyana. Volunteers are invited to serve at one or two sites based on their skills and interests and the needs of the site. International volunteers attend three retreats throughout the year and a re-entry retreat in the United States after completion of their year of service. Volunteers serve for one year in an International placement with an opportunity to renew for a second year.
Volunteers begin with a collaborative cross-cultural orientation in late July prior to the Mercy Volunteer Corps Orientation in August. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline for applications is January 18th and the final deadline is March 1st.
After screening, applicants for international placement will be phone interviewed and then travel for a personal interview as part of a discernment weekend. The weekend provides a prayerful retreat setting where candidates can share together in discerning their call to international service. Discernment Weekend will be held March 22-24, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
How To Apply
To learn more about this opportunity in Guyana, visit: https://www.mercyvolunteers.org/volunteer/international-program/