Develop your programming skills by planning and coordinating activities for patients at Christ House, a short-term respite facility for people experiencing homelessness with acute medical needs. Create programming that provides opportunities for community-building, creative expression, positive social interaction, leisure, education, and diversion, all as a means to enhance the quality of patients' lives and further their recovery.
Transform your passion for justice into concrete action by assisting with Franciscan Action Network's many advocacy efforts including racial justice, climate, migration, democracy and voting rights, and economic justice. Gain hands-on experience in advocacy work in the nation's capital by making calls or visits to government or congressional offices; assisting with communications, outreach, and events; and building and maintaining the organization's national partnerships.
Case Management Assistant
Gain case management skills by working on a team to support patients experiencing homelessness. Learn to navigate legal and social services such as Medicaid and Social Security to ensure that all patients have equal access to healthcare and benefits. Accompany patients to case management appointments and advocate for them at government and community agencies, all while working on a collaborative team.
Use your writing, marketing and graphic design skills to raise awareness about FMS' ministries and the ways volunteers and missioners are living a ministry of presence in the United States and abroad. By creating print and digital marketing/fundraising materials for FMS, editing blog posts, managing social media platforms, designing our website, and assisting with grants, you will hone your creative skills in a nonprofit setting and fill your portfolio--both with meaningful work and meaningful experiences.
Support a Catholic nonprofit while learning about donor relationships, fundraising initiatives, grant writing, and other essential facets of nonprofit management. Manage donor databases and incoming donations; process invoices and purchases; and research new donor opportunities.
High School Corporate Work Study Program Assistant
Use your passion for working with young adults to empower and enable under-resourced high school students to succeed in the professional workplace while preparing for college with Christian values essential for successful and fulfilling lives. Engage with students during morning check-ins; facilitate transportation to/from students’ workplaces; and evaluate students’ workplace performance.
International Protection Team Member
Assist refugees and asylum-seekers by listening to their stories and connecting them with legal resources though UNHCR's refugee and asylum-seeker hotline. Grow in your understanding of local and international influences on migration by serving alongside experienced human rights advocates. Strong Spanish skills preferred.
New Client Associate
Help improve the lives of clients and witness the impact of food and nutrition on those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Support new clients as you listen to their unique stories and provide orientations to Food and Friends’ services. Carry out first-day deliveries to new clients and assist with special programs while compassionately building relationships with diverse populations.
Peace Team Program Associate
Build the world you want to see by facilitating educational nonviolence workshops for children and adults in a variety of contexts: schools, community centers, churches, camps, shelters, jails, and refugee camps. Work within a team of practitioners who are committed to building a culture of peace through concrete tools and practices.
Gain valuable professional experience by making a difference in the world supporting Catholic international and U.S. mission programs. Assist in volunteer recruitment; manage our missioner Formation program; oversee scheduling and coordination of FMS guest house; and support missioners overseas.
Respite Care Assistant
Grow in your clinical skills by providing basic medical care to patients and working on a dedicated team offering medical assistance to men experiencing homelessness. Measure and record vital signs, assist patients with activities of daily living, and support patients in attending scheduled meetings and meals.
Services Access Team Member
Accompany men experiencing homelessness in underserved communities within the shadow of the US Capitol. Serve low-income families through a 4-day-a-week food pantry; welcome individuals to the Center and connect them to services that meet their needs; and collaborate with staff to support case management and social media efforts.