Catholic Franciscan Volunteer Service Experience for Post-Graduate Young Adults| Costa Rica & New York


How to Apply:

Begin the Application Form

Send this link to 3 Personal References

Send this link to your Spiritual Reference


Apply Early, Get a Decision Early! Prior to February 1 applications are reviewed as they arrive.

February 1 for Early Action

March 31 for General Decision

May 1 for Late Decision

After May 1 please call 315.426.0481 or e-mail to verify that we have spaces open.

Step One:

The Application Form: You fill this out online. It involves basic information about yourself and some simple questions.

Step Two:

The Personal Reference Form: You send a link to this form to 3 people who know you well and they complete it online. Personal References are people who know you well and they can be friends, teachers, counselors, etc. It’s best to have a variety of people.

The Spiritual Reference Form: You send a link to this form to one person who knows about your spiritual faith journey. Ideally it would be a member of the clergy, chaplain, or chaplaincy team member. Remember we’re not looking for perfect saints… at least not yet!  Although most of our volunteers are Catholic at various points on their journey, we are looking especially for people who are real and open to grow.  Please give your reference the freedom to answer the questions as honestly as possible.

Step Three:

The Interview: After we’ve received your application and references  we will reach out to you and schedule an interview (usually over Skype).  In preparation for this interview we will send you some short answer questions for you to complete.  After the interview is complete we will get you a decision a few days later!

Step Four:

Facebook: We will need your Facebook password to get a sense of your profile, past behavior and suitability to be a FrancisCorps volunteer. Ha, Ha, just kidding! Way too creepy!

Step Five:

The Rest:  After your application has been accepted the final step is to gather the remaining documents to finalize your acceptance.  They include:

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  • A current high quality digital photo of yourself that you will upload
  • Copy/Scan of your Birth Certificate
  • Copy/Scan of your Passport Photo Page
  • Copy/Scan of your Driver’s License
  • Official Transcript
  • Health Assessment Form
  • Drug Screening/Background Check (we will help you through this process)

Once these last few elements have arrived and are confirmed, you’re in!  Welcome to FrancisCorps!

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