Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Is a young adult you know looking for something to do?

GraceWorks Community: The Bishop's Young Adult Initiative

Young adults (age 18-30) are invited to commit one year to serving as volunteers with GraceWorks Community: The Bishop's Young Adult Initiative for the Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Participants work full-time at local non-profit organizations, engaging in direct service and advocacy with persons who are poor and marginalized, while living together in intentional community. Volunteers will be placed for service in Cheyenne, Wyoming, from August 2006 to July 2007. We are still accepting volunteer applications for this year.

Young adult participants will share a house and a simple lifestyle during their year of service. GraceWorks Community provides housing, health insurance, a food and travel allowance, a monthly living stipend, and access to an AmeriCorps education award at the end of the year. Volunteers come together each week to reflect on the work in which they are engaged and the gifts and challenges of community life, while local congregations provide hospitality and support. In keeping with Wesleyan tradition, volunteers are encouraged to make connections between spiritual growth and "social holiness" as they learn skills for servant leadership in church and community.

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