The Westmoreland Service Corps (WSC) offers five young adults an opportunity for year-long meaningful service, simple living and spiritual growth in intentional community. WSC fellows tackle challenging societal issues through work in health care, social services, social justice, legal aid and immigrant rights agencies in eleven-month placements in the Washington, DC area. A dedicated community counselor encourages and supports individual spiritual growth and exploration of values.
WSC has a history of changing lives ... of those who serve and those who benefit from their involvement. Partner agencies may include:
Action in Montgomery (AIM)
Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (CAIR)
Community of Hope
L'Arche Greater Washington
Pan American Development Foundation
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
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Apply now! Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Note: We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 program. Applicants encouraged to apply by March 1, 2021.
Due to safety precautions related to the pandemic, interviews will be conducted by video.
Commuting allowance, health insurance and $650 personal monthly stipend for food and personal expenses provided through agency placement.
Housing, utilities provided by church for a modest monthly rent.
Roundtrip travel to Washington, DC covered for candidate interviews with agency placements and WSC board members.
One trip home financially supported during year of service.
Annual and/or sick leave follows practice of agency where volunteer serves.
Training provided on-the-job by employing service agencies, which typically have a great deal of experience integrating several new members each year.
Participation encouraged in annual DC-based Ecumenical Advocacy training and activities.
WSC board members assigned as mentors to provide support.
Service area: Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, DC
Service length: 11 months (Aug. 1 through June 30)
Program size: 5 fellows per year
Residents of the house agree to and follow COVID precautions to help ensure their health and safety.
WSC fellows live together in a furnished house on DC-MD border with easy access to bus and metro lines in the Washington, DC area.
Private bedrooms, shared bathrooms.
Shared cleaning responsibilities; shared cooking encouraged.
Community meetings are required one evening each week with a community counselor who provides support for community living, exploration of values, and adaptation to new work environment.
Three retreats per year with WSC board members and community counselor.
If you're a college senior, a recent graduate or someone still discerning a calling or career — and you have a passion for social justice and an interest in helping others — we encourage you to consider Westmoreland Service Corps.