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The Young Adult Volunteer Program (YAV) provides an opportunity for young adults, age 18-30, to serve in communities of need for a year, practice simple living in intentional community, and participate in meaningful vocational discernment. The YAV program is open to any person of faith or good will who wants to partner with the Presbyterian Church to provide valuable community service and learn in a community of volunteers and experienced mentors.

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Immigration and Envelopes by Grace

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Immigration and Envelopes Envelopes and Immigration After two weeks of orientation, I have now started work at BorderLinks, an educational non-profit in Tucson.  I’d like to tell you about something that happened this week. I had been on the clock for 30 minutes when one of my co-workers told me that […]


James, YAV year # TWO!

Friday, August 22, 2014 Summer Blessings and Upcoming Second Year of YAV First of all when I decided that I was going to do a second year of YAV after previously thinking that graduate school was the next best step for me, it was taking a step towards the unknown of following my passion for […]


Allie: Life Week 2

Tucson Week 2 Week 1 of Work Hanbyeol and I began working at CHRPA on Wednesday. We are the only two YAVs with the same work site. So grateful for her sense of humor and her eagerness to learn. She is from South Korea and is in America for her very first time. A usual […]


Meet Grace!

August 26- 272014 YAV Orientation When I first arrived at Young Adult Volunteer orientation, I wasn’t sure what I had gotten myself into.  Surrounded by “cradle Presbyterians” (Presbyterians since birth) who all seemed to have gone to Montreat conference center every year, wear Chacos (outdoorsy sandals), and be comfortable speaking openly about their faith, I […]


Meet Emily…

Bound for Tucson! Greetings from Tucson, AZ! I arrived a week ago in Tucson after a week-long Young Adult Volunteer Orientation with my 72 fellow volunteers at the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY! We spent the week discussing socio-economic and racial privilege, cross-cultural experiences, the political implications of Jesus’ ministry, sexism, mission and the PC(USA) partnerships with […]