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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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Welcoming our new YAVs!! Blog post from Allie

Tuesday, August 26, 2014   The Beginning Hello from T U C S O N!!!   I am so excited to be here with my dear housemates + our chickens I had an amazing week at orientation last week at Stony Point Retreat Center in New York where I got to meet roughly 80 of […]


Kathryn’s final reflections as a YAV

Thursday, July 31, 2014 Loteria, Piñatas, y Abrazos Hi friends,   It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Sometimes inspiration comes in waves! Don’t worry, another post with a YAV Year in Photos, 2014 Edition is coming your way soon. It’s pretty crazy looking back at the YAV Year in Review (The 2013 Portion!) as I sit […]


YAV Sunday at Southside Presbyterian

  Kathryn, Stephanie (YAV Alum), Amy Beth, and Heather Each year the Tucson Borderlands YAVs take time to reflect on their experience as Young Adult Volunteers, and sometimes share their experiences through stories and sermons at churches. This is a link to the audio of the sermon shared by Kathryn, Amy Beth and Heather at […]


This is the Body, Broken for Us- Alison Wood

 June 15, 2014 by Alison Wood In the Communion service, there has always been one part that is my particular favorite. At the church I attend now, it happens right at the end of the meal. When the elders have returned the elements to the table, after they have eaten the bread and drunk the […]


Sanctuary Update by Kathryn

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Sanctuary Update: Petition the Obama Administration to Close Daniel’s Case!   Good morning, friends! Today is a high of 106 here in Tucson. 106. Fifty degrees hotter than the high in the Grand Canyon where we YAVs retreated to last weekend – it even sleeted on us for a few minutes. […]