The Faith Community was founded in 1977 by a group of young Christians hoping to radically live out the mission of Covenant House in service to youth in crisis. Today, Faith Community members come from all over the United States and Canada to serve for a year at one of five Covenant House sites. These Faith Community members endeavor to use the gifts they have been given in service to others.
Serve youth at Covenant House
The majority of Faith Community members serve in our Crisis Centers as Resident Advisors, Youth Advisors, or Case Managers; while others may serve in our Rights of Passage program, medical services, outreach, pastoral ministry, administration, or other support positions. Volunteers receive training for their service placements, and serve 40 hours per week in regularly scheduled shifts. Placement for Faith Community members is available in New York City, NY; Ft Lauderdale, FL; Atlantic City, NJ; Detroit, MI; and Anchorage, AK.
Live in Community
Faith Community members are very diverse in all respects. They come from all over the country, and range in age from just out of college to retired. Faith Community members commit to simple and healthy living, with an emphasis on respecting themselves, all those around them, and the environment. All members share household responsibilities. Members participate in community activities, including a designated weekly Community Night, which is a time for growth and fellowship.
Share in daily Prayer/Reflection
The opportunity for daily communal and personal prayer/reflection offers the strength for Faith Community members to live and serve together. Members typically take turns leading the prayer/reflection time, which is at least 30 minutes per day, six days per week. Prayer/reflection times may be early in the day or in the evening to accommodate members’ service schedules. Our community is rooted in our Catholic-Christian heritage; and, people of all or no faith backgrounds and religious traditions are both welcomed and respected.
Faith Community Volunteer Qualifications
- Be 21 years of age.
- Be able to pass a state and federal background check, which includes fingerprinting.
- Be able to work well with Covenant House Alaska staff.
- Hold at least a Bachelor Degree.
- Successfully complete an application process, interview and training. You can find the application here.