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

January 2019

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Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
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2019 Social Concerns Fair
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

March 2019

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Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

April 2019

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Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

June 2019

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Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)