Service Resources

Service Organizations

Colleague under Peace Corps Senegal signFinding a service organization is like getting married for a year or more-- you ought to know what you're getting into.

Whether you go through a 'placement' organization that focuses on volunteer care and training, or do research to find a direct connection, there are as many styles of work and settings as there are volunteers to fill them.

Below is a list of service organizations, most of them places Krista Colleagues have served.  You can link to Krista Colleague bio page to learn about their experience, and potentially contact them with questions. 

You're considering a wonderful and very important choice. We hope you find these resources helpful.

AGROS INTERNATIONAL
Vision: Agros exists to restore hope and opportunity to the world's poor. Mission: Our mission is to see rural poor families own agricultural land, attain economic self-sufficiency, realize their God-given potential, and pass on to future generations the values and resources that enable them to flourish. Agros Core Values: -Follow in the ways of Jesus -Foster Relationships -Facilitate Participation. At this time, Agros International no longer places long-term service volunteers. For short term placements, visit: https://www.agros.org/Join-Us/Volunteer
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Tags: Central America, Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Intercultural Development, Environment, Poverty: Urban US & International, Community

AMERICORPS
The AmeriCorps Pledge: I will get things done for America—to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier. I will bring Americans together to strengthen communities. Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground. Faced with adversity, I will persevere. I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond. I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done. 800.942.2677
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Tags: Pacific Northwest, North America, Urban America, Intercultural Development, Community, Healthcare, Environment, Homelessness, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Poverty: Urban US & International, Global Citizenship, Education, Peace & Reconciliation, Arts & Culture

ATHLETES IN ACTION
Athletes in Action was founded in 1966 by David Hannah, who desired to build on society's great love of sports and utilize the platform given to the athletes to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Mission: One World To Reach, One Language of Sport, One Message of Victory.
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Tags: Asia, Europe, North America, Urban America, Faith/Theological Exploration

BREAD OF LIFE
Bread of Life Mission exists to break the cycle of homelessness in men's and women's lives through a Christ-centered complete recovery model that thrives in a culture of family whose members include volunteers, board members, businesses and churches. 206.682.3579
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Tags: Pacific Northwest, Urban America, Homelessness, Poverty: Urban US & International, Community

CURE INTERNATIONAL
CURE International transforms the lives of disabled children and their families in the developing world through medical and spiritual healing, serving all by establishing specialty teaching hospitals, building partnerships, and advocating for these children. 717.730.6706
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Tags: Africa, South America, Central America, Developing Nations, Faith/Theological Exploration, Healthcare, Community

CATHOLIC VOLUNTEERS IN FLORIDA
Catholic Volunteers in Florida is dedicated to providing people the opportunity to live out their faith by serving those with the greatest need. Catholic Volunteers work towards justice and peace, positively transforming the communities they serve as well as themselves.
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Tags: North America, Urban America

COME LET'S DANCE
Come, Let’s Dance exists to empower and inspire African children and their communities through the hands-on implementation of education, medical care, family style living, personalized relief, and the creation of self-sustaining agricultural and business ventures. By empowering at-risk African youth and their communities, we enable a generation of leaders who will take the hand of their Africa and dance into a stable, hopeful future.
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Tags: Africa, Developing Nations

CREATION CARE STUDIES PROGRAM
The Creation Care Study program is a high-caliber academic semester abroad connecting Christian faith with the most complex, urgent global issues of the coming decades. We offer two programs during both fall and spring semesters: one in Belize, Central America and one in New Zealand. Adventurous students embrace new intellectual and spiritual challenges while experiencing the unparalleled learning opportunities of tropical rainforests, mountain streams, and coral reefs. 530.865.9601
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Tags: Pacific Islands, Central America, Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Environment

CUP OF COOL WATER
Mission: At Cup of Cool Water our mission is to empower youth to become wholehearted followers of Christ and to exit street life, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we hope to build healthy relationships and provide services, and disciple street youth. 509.747.6686
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Tags: Pacific Northwest, Urban America, Education, Poverty: Urban US & International, Community

EARTH MINISTRY
Earth Ministry is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging people of faith in environmental stewardship. Earth Ministry works in partnership with individuals and congregations to respond to this great moral challenge through education, modeling sustainable lifestyle choices, and organizing for social change through environmental advocacy. Mission: To inspire and mobilize the Christian community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future. 206-632-2426
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Tags: Pacific Northwest, North America, Environmental Projects, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Environment, Community

EARTHCORPS
EarthCorps' mission is to build global community through local environmental service. EarthCorps envisions a global community of young environmental leaders and engaged citizens working to build strong local communities that support healthy habitats. EarthCorps' programs bring together young people from the USA and around the world to work, learn and grow. Our efforts unite best practices in environmental restoration with a community-based approach to service, education and action. Together with a global network of partners, volunteers and friends, EarthCorps restores key ecological sites around the Puget Sound region and around the world. 206.322.9296 x101
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Tags: Pacific Northwest, North America, Environmental Projects

ENGINEERING MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
EMI's vision for glorifying God by offering hope to the spiritually and physically poor stems out of a strategic plan to mobilize design professionals to minister to the less fortunate in developing nations.We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus by helping others change their world — through the development of hospitals, schools, orphanages, bridges, water supplies, electricity and more. Our commitment is to enrich the lives of those who give and those who receive. 719.633.2078
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Tags: Asia, Africa, Oceania, South America, Central America, Developing Nations

ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL
Enterprise Development is a faith-based organization dedicated to empowering the working poor to free themselves from poverty. Through our partnerships with local Christian microfinance institutions all over the developing world, we provide small loans, business training, mentorship and microenterprise services to help people living in poverty establish their own businesses. By supporting our clients, you enable them to provide for their families with dignity and send their children to school. 240.396.1146.
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Tags: Asia, Africa, North America, Central America, Developing Nations, Business, Poverty: Urban US & International

EPISCOPAL SERVICE CORPS
The mission of Episcopal Service Corps is to develop and support a national network of intentional communities in the Episcopal Church. Our communities are marked by young adults: serving others in solidarity, promoting justice in community, deepening spiritual awareness and vocational discernment, and living simply in intentional Christian community.
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Tags: North America, Environmental Projects, Urban America, Arts & Culture, Education, Faith/Theological Exploration, Environment

EPISCOPAL YOUNG ADULT SERVICE CORPS
The program intends to bring young adults into the life of the Anglican Communion and into the daily work of a particular communities; yet it also intends to bring the resources of the church into the lives of younger people as they explore down what paths their faith may be leading them. The emphases of YASC include cultural engagement, spiritual commitment, and vocational reflection - lived out together in a work of service. 800.334.7626
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Tags: South America, Central America, Developing Nations, Urban America, Intercultural Development, Faith/Theological Exploration, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life