Apply Early, Get a Decision Early! Applications received before January 31 are reviewed as they arrive. We begin reviewing applications in September and you can get a decision in as little as a few weeks after you apply!
General Deadline April 1: Applications received after January 31 will be reviewed at this time.
After April 1: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis based on availability. We usually receive some late applications and may accept volunteers into the summer. It’s always worth asking if we are still accepting new volunteers!
Welcome to the application for FrancisCorps! It’s totally online and is as easy as 1-2-3! This application process is not about judging you or us but rather finding the right fit where you can have a great experience of community and service to the poor. We are so excited to begin this journey with you! Before you start the application process, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page, which will provide more information on the program. If you have any questions along the way feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315.426.0481.
Here is all you need to become a FrancisCorps volunteer:
Application Form: You fill this out online. It involves basic information about yourself and some simple questions and should only take about 5 to 10 minutes to fill out. You can expect to hear from us a few days after your application is submitted regarding the next steps in the process.
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.
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.
Pre-Interview Questions: In preparation for your interview we will ask you to complete a few short answer questions to help both you as well as us prepare for your interview.
Interview: After we’ve received and reviewed your application, references, and pre-interview questions, we will reach out to you and schedule an interview. After the interview is complete we will get you a decision shortly thereafter, usually in a few days!