Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all volunteer placements are filled or until mid-July. The priority deadline for applications is January 18th. Many of the questions on the application do not determine acceptance in the program, but help in determining appropriate placement in Franciscan Volunteer Ministry (FVM). Please fill out the application as completely as possible. If a question is not applicable, please write N/A.
Once an application is submitted, the FVM staff will determine if an applicant should move on to the interview phase of the process. The FVM staff will also contact the three references listed in the application with a link to fill out a recommendation form. References will have two weeks to fill out the form. The FVM Staff will update you as we receive the reference forms. Once all the references are received, we invite our applicants to come and do a site visit and interview in person. Applicants can come to any of our current sites (Durham, NC; Philadelphia, PA; or Silver Spring, MD). During a site visit, applicants get a chance to experience the ministry at that site, talk to current FVMs, take part in prayer, see where the volunteers live, interact with the Franciscan Friars, interview, and more.
We understand that not everybody can make it to one of our sites to interview in person. If that is the case, we would move forward and schedule interviews over the phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to submit a paper copy of the application, please feel e-mail the FVM Associate Director ([email protected]).