Service Resources

Resources For A Life Of Service

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Beth Kalinga shakes hands with woman in a ceremonyFew things in life are as meaningful as opening yourself to mutual transformation as you serve another person. Yet serving well requires equipping yourself with the attitudes and principles of global citizenship. We have designed this section to serve as a companion both for those who lead young adults as they serve and process service, but also for passionate young people who are considering taking an important step toward a volunteer term. We offer resources, articles, tip sheets, and links to service organizations, as well as Krista Foundation specific resources.

The resources and organizations will continue to grow over the next few months as we bring this website more fully to life!

Ready To Serve?

Nathan Brouwer wears traditional attire with friend in The GambiaYou're considering taking a big step. Considering a volunteer term of 9 months to 3 years. You've been wrestling with questions about who you are and what really matters in the world. Your life is ahead of you, but you're on the verge of taking the plunge--pushing back against the voices of convention and making a statement about who you want to be in the world.

We are here to help you in your journey. As a mentoring community of young adults committed to service, we want to both honor the uniqueness of your own quest, but also equip you with a few time-tested ideas to navigate choosing a good fit organization, and preparing your mind and body for intercultural immersion.

Frequently Asked Questions

FEATURED QUESTION: Do I get to choose my assignment/ type of work/ location?
This varies by organization, but most ask for your specific input on preferred placement. Those organizations that have suggested deadlines, such as Jesuit Volunteer Corps state that applicants who meet or precede the deadline have a greater ...
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Service Organizations

FEATURED ORGANIZATION
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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Find Krista Colleagues who have served with AmeriCorps.

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Quotations

Featured Quote

Rainer Maria Rilke
...I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

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Tools: Articles, Books, etc.

Featured Tool

FOOD AND FAITH:
Justice, Joy and Daily Bread
By Michael Schut (editor)
This is a compilation of articles from well known authors and theologians. It highlights a broad array of topics related to our food. From the challenges of industrialized food, to the sacredness of a shared meal. Krista Colleagues recently formed a group and read and discussed this book chapter by chapter. The study/discussion guide in the back of the book is particularly helpful. Here's to 'justice, joy, and daily bread.'
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Krista Foundation Services

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Krista Foundation provides intentional spaces and resources for young leaders to think and act globally and locally. Over the past decade we have seen how our strategic support and development has empowered creative young American leaders to 'live the questions' of global citizenship as they engage and navigate these questions in their personal choices and faith traditions, their professional vocations, and their broader community activism.

As our capacity grows, we will have greater ability to take advantage of opportunities to partner with universities, service organizations, and other community groups promote the resources and intentional spaces for healthy service, healthy debriefing, and developing a lifelong ethic of service.

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The Global Citizen Journal

Volume 5: Special Edition
Special Edition includes new and 'best-of' articles, designed with curriculum questions for small groups, classrooms, and service volunteer community discussions.
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