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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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DO JUSTICE, don’t just “love it” by Emily

 I am so excited for being part of a church that stands for justice in this world. I am so excited to be part of a church who refuses to stand back and let the world just “do its thing” while people are being hurt, emotionally and verbally harassed, murdered, raped, persecuted, put-down and humiliated. […]


Peak Picacho! by Emily

From left to right: Grace, Hanbyeol, Abby, Allie, Wes, Josh & Joshua! All of us are serving at the following organizations & non-profits in Tucson: Borderlinks, CHRPA (Community Home Repair Project of Arizona), Iskashitaa Refugee Network and Primavera. Photo Courtesy: Emily Oshinskie This past MLK Day, some of my housemates (fellow YAVs) and I as […]


Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. by Grace Posted: 19 Jan 2015 08:48 AM PST Happy Martin Luther King Junior Day! In honor of the faithful activist Martin Luther King, Jr., I would like to share a call and response text I read atSaint Mark’s Presbyterian Church yesterday.  I found Martin’s quotes to be both touching […]


Posadas and Immigration by James

Sunday, January 11, 2015 Posadas and Immigration Feliz Año Nuevo (Happy New Year) and I hope all had a great Holiday season. I would like to again thank everyone who have generously supported me, the YAV Tucson Borderlands program and Frontera de Cristo over my time on the border. One of the things I am […]


The Compost King! by Emily

Every month – when my housemates and I divide up our chores – I tend to volunteer more quickly for taking out the compost. There is something extremely meditative, relaxing and relieving in turning a compost pile. (Yes, maybe because it is because one of my strongest learning styles is “the naturalistic learner.” However, I’d […]