WHO: JSC welcomes single young adults between the ages of 21 and 28 who are college graduates or young adults with comparable experience. Applicants should desire a year to serve others and to explore the spiritual questions that bring meaning to life.
WHAT: We are a nonprofit, faith-based organization with a philosophy resting on the foundations of Servant Leadership, Social Justice, Intentional Community Living, and Spiritual Formation. Although JSC is an affiliate of the Episcopal Service Corps, we welcome young people from any faith background.
WHERE: Johnson Service Corps operates two houses, one each in Durham and in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Our Partner Organizations are within driving distance of these communities. While cars are allowed, they are not necessary for all placements during a given service year. Several of our Corps Members are close enough to their Partner Organizations that they walk to work, and the local bus system can also be an option.
WHEN: Corps members commit to living intentionally and discerning their life’s calling from mid-August until July 31 of the following year.
WHY: Corps members join us for a variety of reasons. Some are looking to start a career in nonprofits. Others are interested in an experiential gap-year before applying to graduate school or have a deep desire to live more intentionally in community. Sometimes they are a few years removed from college, disillusioned by their career, and looking for a change. Ultimately a year with JSC is about going on an inward/outward journey of listening to and responding to one’s “call” to participate in God’s dream of justice and peace for the world.
HOW: A service year is a time of simple, intentional living. Corps Members receive a monthly stipend of $250 as well as housing, a shared food budget, and health insurance if they need it. Each CM works 32 hours per week for their nonprofit Partner Organization, takes part in additional trainings on servant leadership, racial equity, social justice, and professional development, and is expected to engage in the local faith community of their choosing.
Applications open November 1, 2020 through the Episcopal Service Corps website.