Franciscan Mission Service

Activities: 
Overseas ministry placements vary by needs of the local community but may include: teaching/tutoring, pastoral ministry, social work (with survivors of abuse, torture), community development, and sustainable agriculture. The domestic NonProfit Servant Leadership Program is in Washington, D.C. and includes 1) the 13-month Office Associates track (communications, programming, event planning, development) and 2) the 12-month DC Service Corps positions (peace education, refugee services, youth outreach and homelessness ministry).
Contact:
Emily Norton
202-832-1762
Commitment: 
2 years international; 12-13 months domestic; short-term mission trips
Overview: 
Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) offers both international and domestic opportunities for long-term service, responding to the call to walk in solidarity with people who are poor, oppressed, or marginalized. Lay Missioners serve 2+ years in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Jamaica. FMS volunteers have served in over 20 countries and additional sites are being actively pursued. For those who are drawn to service within the United States, FMS offers two distinct paths within its Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program. Young adults who want to gain valuable experience in a nonprofit setting can serve at FMS Headquarters as Office Associates for 13 months, while those who prefer direct service with marginalized populations can serve as members of the D.C. Service Corps. All domestic volunteers live in community in the heart of "Little Rome," near Catholic University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
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Upcoming Events

November 2019

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Leadership Formation Workshop | Storytelling for Change
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Labor RAPS | The Just Wage Initiative: Unveiling an Online Tool
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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ISSLP Interview Day
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)
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Lupe Under the Sun
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Panel Discussion: Open Wide our Hearts
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

December 2019

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Deadline: Romero Days 2020 Paper Proposal
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 11:45pm

February 2020

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Application Close: SSLP 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (All day)

March 2020

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