MissionCorps are expected to embrace and uphold the mission and core values of the community. They should be in robust physical, mental, and emotional health, and be able to lift and carry at least 30lbs, hold babies, respond to emergencies in the home, and operate a vehicle. They must be at least 21 years old with a college degree or equivalent life experience. Training will be provided. Duties include:
- Living in community with pregnant women, new moms, newborns and other MissionCorps for one full year, with the option to recommit for another year
- Participating in community functions, including celebrations, house retreats and weekly house meetings
- Providing daytime and overnight house coverage by answering the phone, welcoming visitors, offering tours, receiving donations and responding to the duty of the moment
- Providing one-on-one support and accountability to 1-2 moms at a time as a contact person
- Transporting moms and babies to and from Maggie’s Place events, classes, workshops, appointments or job interviews when needed
- Assuming one of the following administrative roles to keep the homes running smoothly: House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Donations Coordinator, Programs Coordinator or House Operations Coordinator
During their time at Maggie’s Place, MissionCorps will be challenged to grow and to do hard things. Mediating conflicts, being a role model for the moms, and witnessing heartbreak in many forms are all things a MissionCorps will likely experience. At the same time, she will be there for moments of profound joy, personal growth, laughter, and peace. Through it all, Maggie’s Place is here to support and encourage by providing the necessary tools to “do small things with great love.”
Each day begins with Morning Prayer at 8:45am. Depending on their position in the home, MissionCorps might fill their day with tasks like sorting donations, babysitting, providing a ride for a mom to a doctor’s appointment or job interview, being on duty or holding a volunteer orientation. Work stops briefly at 3pm for a Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Evenings might include playing games or watching a movie with the moms, checking emails, making dinner, going for a walk, being on duty overnight or catching an evening Mass. The day usually concludes with Evening Prayer at 8:45pm.
This benefits of the MissionCorps position include the following:
- Living stipend – $550 per month
- Room and board
- Health insurance
- One weekly day off
- 24 vacation days and three retreat days per year
- Gym membership
- Annual community retreat
- Access to community vehicles
- Regular professional training
- Regular spiritual formation
- Group and individual counseling
- Chapel in each home and community prayer
Summer Immersion Program
In addition to our MissionCorps program, we offer the option of doing a summer of service for women who are still in school or are looking for more short-term service. Summer Immersion volunteers live in the homes with the moms, babies, and MissionCorps Members, and assist us with the busy summer season. Many return to do a year of service later.
The summer commitment is for 8-12 weeks between May and September. Exact dates are flexible to your schedule. Applicants must be at least 20 years of age at the time of service. Benefits include a stipend, room and board, and one weekly day off.
The main responsibilities of Summer Immersion volunteers include living in community with pregnant women, new moms, newborns, and MissionCorps Members; participating in community functions; providing daytime and overnight house coverage; and assisting with managing donations and house operations.
UPDATE: Applications for Summer Immersion 2017 have closed. Applications will open for Summer 2018 on January 1, 2018.
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