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

September 2021

26
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

October 2021

01
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Refugees
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
04
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person Only)
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
05
What to do with my Ph.D.? Community Engagement Career Paths
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
05
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
07
The Social
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
12
Information Session | Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
13
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
25
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

November 2021

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Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Higgins Labor CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

December 2021

03
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
03
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm