Washington, District of Columbia
The Washington, DC YAV site offers an opportunity to experience service and community life while living in the nation’s capital. Volunteers will serve beside the poor and low-income residents of DC—and will have the unique opportunity to engage issues such as poverty, hunger, and homelessness on the policy level. YAVs will seek and give witness to God’s activity in the city, and in their lives, as they learn practices to sustain a lifetime of justice-seeking.
Volunteers will be expected to live as a community and draft a covenant for their common life. Practices of simple living, prayer, and spiritual reflection will be explored weekly with the site coordinator. The YAVs will cook together, explore the city together, retreat together, and find emotional and spiritual support from placement mentors, local spiritual leaders, YAV alum, and the site coordinator.
- The Office of Public Witness for the PC(USA)
- The Pilgrimage at the Church of the Pilgrims
- Washington Seminar Center at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
- NEXT Church