JSC welcomes young adults between the ages of 21 and 28 who have graduated from college or have comparable life experience.
Johnson Service Corps operates two houses, one each in Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro. While some of our partner organization placements require corps members to have a car, you do not need one in order to participate in JSC. Several of our partner organizations are close enough to our houses that corps members are able to walk or take public transit.
JSC is an affiliate of the Episcopal Service Corps (ESC), but you do not need to be Episcopalian or even Christian to apply. However, we do require that you are open to spirituality and become involved in the life of a local faith community of your choosing. You will apply on the ESC website. Just be sure to select Johnson Service Corps on page 3 of the application form.
A service year is a time of simple, intentional living. JSC will provide you with housing (rent and utilities), a shared grocery budget, health insurance should you need it, and a personal monthly stipend of $250. Each corps member volunteers 32 hours per week at one of our nonprofit partner organizations and takes part in weekly trainings on spiritual formation, servant leadership, vocational discernment, racial equity, and other social justice topics.
Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro are two corners of an area in North Carolina known as the Research Triangle. The state’s capital, Raleigh, is the third point of the triangle. The region is regularly rated as one of the best places to live in the United States based on cost of living, a growing job market, and people’s desire to live here. There is a reason that so many of our alum decide to continue to call this area home after their time with JSC. With rich college rivalries, thriving entrepreneurship, and a vibrant arts scene the Triangle has something to offer everyone.