Episcopal Service Corps

Episcopal Service Corps is a network of local programs offering fellowship and leadership development opportunities that match young leaders with mission-based non-profit organizations, schools, and churches.

A year of service through ESC is an opportunity to gain hands on experience by serving in a non-profit organization, create life-long relationships by living in intentional community, and grow by exploring ancient and modern spiritual practices. Corps members serve full-time in their own site placement and commit to ongoing leadership training, spiritual practice and reflection with the other fellows in the program. Corps members also live in community, sharing regular meals and time for spiritual practice together.

During a #ServiceYear, Corps members serve through ESC for a variety of reasons. Some are looking to start a career in nonprofits. Others are interested in an experiential gap-year before applying to graduate school or have a deep desire to live more intentionally in community. Our Corps members range in age from 21-32.

Corps members are selected from a pool of applicants from a diverse range of racial, economic, geographic, and religious backgrounds. Something every deployed Corps member has in common: a demonstrated deep commitment to working for social justice.

Corps member benefits include a living stipend, food stipend, health coverage, housing, transportation, and extensive leadership training. Programs across the Episcopal Service Corps network are now recruiting applicants for the 2022-2023 #ServiceYear, which begins summer 2022.

Episcopal Service Corps values and celebrates diversity in all of God’s creation, strives to build programs reflective of Beloved Community, and commits to creating affirming space for all, particularly BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ persons. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or ability.

Click here to visit the website for Episcopal Service Corps.

ESC #ServiceYear application is now open. Click here to apply today

Still discerning your call to service? Click here to take the ESC Discernment Quiz.

Click here for an interactive map to find out more about programs participating in the Episcopal Service Corps network.

Episcopal Service Corps

Wendy Johnson