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Long-Term Service Positions

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices (including one in Harrisonburg, VA).

Americorps members train volunteers, tutor and mentor at-risk youth, build housing, clean up rivers and streams, help seniors live independently, provide emergency and long-term assistance to victims of natural disasters, and meet other community needs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (BBBSHR) is a nonprofit agency serving at-risk youth in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our mission is to make a positive, measurable difference in the lives of children by promoting self-esteem, expanding awareness of life’s opportunities, and providing education, guidance, and support through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. We are seeking an Americorps*VISTA Volunteer to provide enrollment and match support for our Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, an initiative that pairs children of prisoners with caring adult mentors.

Brethren Volunteer Service
Brethren Volunteer Service is persons giving their time and skills to help a world in need. It is a way for people to work at issues greater than themselves, recognizing that their efforts may not immediately solve deep-rooted problems, but can be part of on-going work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.

Catholic Network of Volunteer Service
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS), challenged by the message of the Gospel, promotes and assists member programs serving in the United States and throughout the world. We are a resource for people who are discerning a call to volunteer service, are in service, or have returned from service.

Christian Appalachian Project
Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is a non-profit, interdenominational service organization that seeks to help in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support.

Cross Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions is a not-for-profit international volunteer organization that operates volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand. Our programs offer a unique opportunity for participants to work side-by-side with local people, on locally designed and driven projects. Our volunteer programs are designed to facilitate hands-on service and cultural exchange in the aim of fostering cultural understanding. As an international volunteer, you will participate in meaningful community development and gain a whole new perspective of the world.

Diocese of Orlando
In 1983 the Diocese of Orlando, Florida and San Juan de La Maguana, Dominican Republic entered into a convenient relationship of sisterhood. This relationship calls forth a giving and receiving on behalf of both dioceses, and provides for its people who come from different cultures, church experiences and economic realities the opportunity to discover the riches of each other's worth, dignity and God-given potential. It is within this context that the Diocese of Orlando sends long-term lay missioners to share in the lives of the people of our Sister Diocese of San Juan de La Managua.

Heifer Project International
Heifer Project International offers hungry families around the world a way to feed themselves and become self-reliant.

I.A.E.S.T.E provides students at institutions of higher education with technical experience abroad relative to their studies in the broadest sense.

Jesuit Volunteers
Jesuit Volunteers serve the homeless, the unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. JVC has become the largest Catholic lay volunteer program in the country.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Lutheran Volunteer Corps: Since 1979, more than 1,200 men and women have joined the Lutheran Volunteer Corps to work for justice, live in intentional community, and simplify their lifestyle, while exploring their spirituality. Grassroots, community-based agencies across the country count on Lutheran Volunteers to provide essential services in the areas of education, public safety, human needs, and the environment. Many programs offer the opportunity for hands-on direct service while others involve coordination, development and management of projects.

Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. MCC reflects the biblical call to care for the hungry and thirsty, the stranger, the sick and those in prison.

Mickey Leland - Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows Program
The Mickey Leland - Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows Program is a year-long fellowship that trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger. The program provides twenty participants with a broad understanding of the problem of hunger, the skills necessary to contribute to a solution, and the personal experience that puts faces and names to these issues.

Peace Corps
Peace Corps was created to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

SCI International Voluntary Service
SCI-IVS attempts to promote greater understanding and tolerance throughout the world through practical measures such as short term and long term volunteer exchanges among all nations and peoples.

Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides high school students, college students and others with meaningful conservation service internships and volunteer opportunities in our National Parks, Forests and other public lands. All SCA positions are expense-paid and tuition-free. Conservation internships range from three up to twelve months in over 50 disciplines.

Teach for America
The Teach for America national corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Since 1990, we have focused the leadership and passion of some of our nation's most talented graduating seniors on expanding educational opportunity for our nation's most disadvantaged students. During their two-year commitments, corps members have a powerful impact on their students' lives and on the schools in which they teach. After their two years, Teach For America alumni bring their unique perspective and experience to every sector of professional life, where they remain lifelong advocates for making an excellent education available to all children. This is a paid position and corps members receive full health benefits. For more information contact An Mina,

United Nations Volunteers
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program was created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states. It is unique within the UN family and as an international volunteer undertaking. It reports to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and works through UNDP's country offices around the world.

Vincentian Service Corps
The Vincentian Service Corps is for men and women who want to give one year of their lives to serve the poor, live in community with other Corps members, and experience a simple lifestyle.