We are a year-long service program often described as a local Peace Corps with a spirituality component. Young adults (typically recent college graduates) live in Buffalo, NY from August to August and focus on four Core Values: Community, Simplicity, Social Justice and Spirituality.
While engaging in full-time, direct service work at non-profit agencies with individuals and families who are in need, young adults find the opportunity to "discover their light" - to use their education, talents, and life experiences in meaningful, practical ways.
In the process, some volunteers refine personal talents, interests and skills. Others discover gifts new to them, and may decide on a new career path. Either way, this year can impact their decisions for years to come, and hopefully, for the rest of their lives.
The Service Corps, a program of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, supports its volunteers with a strong network of staff and advisory board members, former volunteers, agency supervisors and community resources, all of which encourage volunteers to grow into their "light," thereby "igniting it in others."
As Dr. Martin Luther King put it: "Everyone can be great... because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."
Come! Discover your light and ignite it in others!
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