A faith-based residential internship program for young adults, ages 21-31, the Lawrence House Service Corps is a member community of the Episcopal Service Corps. Live in an intentional, progressive Christian community, sponsored by All Saints’ Episcopal Church in South Hadley; participate full-time in social justice work in the surrounding area; engage in spiritual formation and vocational discernment; receive room, board and a modest monthly stipend; serve God and others; change the world.
A year living intentionally, working to change the world! The Lawrence House Service Corps is designed to enable young adults to engage in living a life that matters, learning to connect their spiritual lives with work that makes a difference in the world. The LHSC program will cover interns’ living expenses and give them a year of practical experience. Interns will engage in the life of the community, the parish, and the world around them, developing spiritual disciplines to support them in a lifetime of service. Current agency placements include work with inner-city youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke; addressing housing insecurity through Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity; interfaith campus ministry through Five College Common Cup; supporting immigrants seeking sanctuary through Pioneer Valley Workers Center. Other placements are being developed, including work in the areas of environmental stewardship and justice, food insecurity, and inner-city parish ministry.
The program runs annually early September (with a late-August move in) through June. We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider each application as it arrives. Occasionally there is an opportunity to join the program midyear in January, so applications will be considered during the program year as well.
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