Seattle Service Corps
Are you, or is someone you know, looking for a life-changing year of formation, community, social justice and service? Check out the Seattle Service Corps! Based at St. Mark’s Cathedral, the corps is entering its third successful year. Corps members live together on the cathedral campus in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood while volunteering 32 hours a week at a partner church, mission or non-profit. One day a week is set aside as community day – a time for faith formation, honing life-skills and building intentional community. All living costs (including room and board) are covered and corps members receive a monthly stipend.
Applicants are typically college graduates, aged 21 to 29, who are not only looking to enhance life skills and brush up their resume, but who are open to the transformational experience of living in intentional community. What does that mean? Intentional Community is a spiritual practice of “staying in the room” to name and celebrate life’s joys and challenges with fellow corps members. Equipped with support, training and resources, corps members cultivate a rule of life that is unique to them and provides a framework for living together. The program year also has built in opportunities for retreats and bonding experiences where members can relax and have fun.
Recent corps graduates are headed places (Yale Divinity School and Virginia Theological Seminary to name but two), but their forward journey is built on the learned practice of presence and “showing up”. During the 32 volunteer service hours, corps members “show up” to work for Social Justice at program partners such as the ones linked below.
For more information on applying and for any questions at all, please contact:
Seattle Service Corps Director