WHAT'S INVOLVED

Community garden
Community garden

Growing food for the needy in Worcester

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Assumption Center Garden
Assumption Center Garden

Great open space in the city of Worcester. Semillas de Vida community garden.

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Youth programs
Youth programs

Assumption Center youth programs

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Most of the placements offered by AMA involve teaching of some sort (elementary, secondary, language classes, mentoring, tutoring), youth work, parish ministry, Hispanic ministry, community work, advocacy, or health care.  However, through our Assumption sister organizations and other collaborating mission partners, we are flexible in finding projects that match the skills and gifts that AMA applicants have to share.

Applicants should consider the following list of skills needed when discerning an AMA year of service:

  • Knowledge of the language of the host country

  • Experience working with youth

  • Creative, computer, and/or people skills

  • Willingness to learn new skills

  • Professional qualifications - teachers especially!

  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), where applicable

  • An ability to work alone and in a team; self-motivation and direction

  • An ability to adapt and integrate into new cultures and ways of living

  • Willingness to grow in faith

  • Comfort in working alongside vowed religious

  • Lots of enthusiasm, energy, and commitment!

  • Interest in peace and justice issues and empowering the poor

*After considering this list, please refer to the requirements for application. The process of applying usually takes about a month. Applications and acceptances for sites are taken on a first-come, first-served basis until all positions are filled.*

Program Specifications:

  • Terms of Service: One to two years (renewable).

  • Requirements: Please see Apply Now! Page

  • Benefits: Monthly stipend of $400.00. Room and board. Volunteers usually live in a faith community. Medical insurance if needed. Help with student loan deferment. In Worcester, access to the gym facilities at Assumption University.                            $2000.00 End of Service Award!

  • Training: Mandatory 3-day orientation program in Worcester, MA. Ongoing formation through the Religious of the Assumption. End-of-year retreat program and re-orientation program offered for returning volunteers.