About Trinity Volunteer Corps
Trinity Volunteer Corps, a ministry of Trinity Church, located in Washington, DC, offers young adults an experience of living in intentional Christian community while working full-time with social service agencies that serve the poor. TVC provides an opportunity to learn more about poverty and advocacy for the poor. The program also provides an unique multi-cultural experience and understanding of community and social justice and a chance to explore personal growth through spiritual practices and awareness.
The program year at TVC involves weekly gathering for formation and reflection, 3-5 retreats per year, and a engagement with Trinity Church, a diverse, cross-cultural congregation with a rich worship experience and outreach ministries.
Furthermore, participants will have an opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award if they so choose. TVC is an eleven month program that begins in late August and ends in July.
Trinity Volunteer Corps has an open application and admission process. However, strong preferences are given to applicants who apply before March 15, 2012.
Applications to the Trinity Volunteer Corps are processed through a common application at the Episcopal Service Corps. Apply online at the Episcopal Service Corps website.
Agencies which TVC volunteers may work with include:
Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys
Capital Area Food Bank
Christian Communities Group Homes
Episcopal Center for Children
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
For more information please contact us at: TVC@Trinitychurchdc.org
Contact: The Reverend Canon John Harmon
7005 Piney Branch Road, NW, Washington, DC 20012
Age Range: Four or more years of post high school experience or a college degree
Medical Insurance Coverage: Yes.
Type of housing provided: House adjacent to Trinity Episcopal Church, TVC's sponsor. Volunteers have their own private bedroom and share community living space.
Hours per week: 40 hours at placement
Transportation provided: Stipend for local mass transport
Type of work/volunteer placements: Social Service Agencies
Parish Context: Trinity Episcopal Church, a diverse, cross-cultural community where volunteers are active members
Location: Washington, D.C.
Student Loan Deferment: AmeriCorps, up to $4,725 educational award available and deferred student loans
Community Life: Volunteers live in intentional Christian Community and meet several times weekly for spiritual formation and vocational discernment
Stipend: $300 per month
Length of Program: Eleven months (September through July)
Relocation allowance: Yes