Our community is in need of full-time, female volunteers to serve for a one-year commitment beginning summer, 2013. On the job training will be provided as well as room and board, health insurance and a $350 monthly stipend. Volunteers are also eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of the service year. For more information on volunteer positions, please contact Stacey Novak at 602-262-5555 or email@example.com.
Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for expectant women who wish to achieve their goals in a dignified atmosphere. Following Catholic Social Teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. We challenge each other to strive toward personal growth, to welcome the gift of every person that enters our door, and to promote positive social change.
In this way, we celebrate and provide for the next generation.
The Maggie’s Place MissionCorps is the hands and feet of this mission. We commit a year of our lives – and sometimes more – to the mothers and families, to the upkeep of the homes, and to an intentional community life. We commit to love, serve, and grow…hoping to change the world, one small act of love at a time.
What does this type of service look like?
To support the MissionCorps in their service, Maggie's Place provides:
- Committing to a year or summer (minimum of 8 weeks) of service, with possibility of renewal after a year
- Living in community with pregnant women, new moms, newborns and other Corps Members
- Participating in community functions (celebrations, fundraisers, meetings, retreats, etc.)
- Providing house coverage (answering the phone, welcoming visitors, etc.)
- Acting as a contact person (providing one-on-one support and guidance to a mom)
- Assuming administrative duties (i.e. volunteer coordination, donation management, household operations, speaking presentations, etc.)
- Challenging yourself to deeply embrace the mission and core values of the community
- Challenging yourself to grow in communication, conflict management, leadership, organization, responsibility and professional skills
- Room and board
- Health insurance (year-long commitments only)
- Monthly living stipend
- Possible student loan deferment (contact us for more information)
- Access to community vehicles
- Monthly professional training
- Monthly spiritual formation
- A Eucharistic Chapel in each home
- Cute babies and a dynamic community life¬¬
- The chance to touch the lives of others, helping in the present while providing for the future
We are currently accepting applications for July 2013 and January 2014 start dates. For questions or more information, contact Stacey Novak, The MissionCorps Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 602-262-5555.
In their own words…
A Letter from an Alumni MissionCorps Member:
It’s been an amazing two years and it went by so fast! I remember being this shy, timid, awkward, standoffish, weird girl with huge glasses when I first arrived and now I don’t even recognize myself anymore. It’s fascinating to look back and see how much I have changed and grown.
I feel very honored and blessed to be given the opportunity to serve at Maggie’s Place. I thank God for choosing me to serve here even though sometimes I felt like I didn’t deserve it. Living in community has challenged me to grow, to love, to forgive, to sacrifice, to be vulnerable, to be present, to lead, to be humble, and to just come out of my shell and be the person I’m called to be knowing that people would love me always. I feel like a part of me has truly come alive through service. I’ve learned a lot about myself during this 2 year journey and came to realize what I value most in my life: family & friends, my faith, and a life of service.
I will always remember the profound impact Maggie’s Place has had on my personal development. Each and every person I have met here has inspired me and I truly admire everyone in this community and the work you do.
Some memories/things I will take with me from this experience are:
1. Deepened faith in God and trusting him to lead me in all areas of my life.
2.Meeting such amazing young ladies - I just can’t imagine my life without them. I thank God for their friendship and for showing me what true friendship is.
3. Serving the moms and being with them through all their difficulties. Motivating them to achieve their goals and improve their circumstances. Most of all I will miss the babies and the births.
Thanks again for the opportunity to live in community and serve. I will truly miss it and all of you.