FAQs Archive - FrancisCorps

What are the benefits?

A comfortable home to live in (with WiFi!), rent and utility costs included, A monthly community stipend for food and supplies ($100/volunteer/month), A small monthly personal stipend for personal expenses ($100/volunteer/month), Transportation to and from your service site, No fundraising requirement, Medical insurance provided by the work placement site (volunteers may elect to maintain their…


What are the expectations?

As a FrancisCorps volunteer you will commit to: One year (end of July – end of June) of serving, praying and living in community in Syracuse, NY, Eat at least one meal as a community together, daily, Pray together some form of prayer as a community together, daily, Be available to one another to share…


Where will I live?

The volunteer house is located in the Syracuse, NY neighborhood called the Northside. You’ll live in a cozy and fully furnished house consisting of 8 bedrooms (you’ll get your own room!), two bathrooms, a dining room, communal living space, a prayer space, a kitchen, basement with washer and dryer, and an upstairs porch. The house…


Where will I serve?

The selection of where your service experience will take place is one of mutual decision making and we do not simply place you at a site. Instead we ask you where and in what environment you feel God is calling you to serve. Your preferences in terms of service sites are considered as well as what we…


What will happen to student loans?

Volunteers can apply for a deferment of their student loans. This does not eliminate the loan, but rather postpones the payment. Depending on the provider, loans can be deferred for doing volunteer work or even more simply for reason of economic hardship. If requested, FrancisCorps can write a letter stating your participation in the program,…


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