Are you 21 to 30 years old? Are you ready for an experience that will transform your life? Do you want to be a part of what God is doing in the world? Do you want to experience diverse cultures, make a spiritual commitment, and reflect on your vocational possibilities? If your answer is "Yes!" then you are ready to work with the Young Adult Service Corps in a one-year assignment. Applicants must have a high degree of maturity and possess a faith commitment, the willingness to be a humble guest, and the ability to be an authentic companion. The Young Adult Service Corps brings young adults into the life of the worldwide Anglican Communion and into the daily work of a local community. At the same time, it brings the gifts and resources of the church into the lives of young adults as they explore their own faith journeys.


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April 18, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office for Global Partnerships] Katie Young, Doug and Jenny Knight are three Young Adult Service Corps volunteers from the Episcopal Church working in Japan this year and I met them in Tokyo on my way to attend the second Anglican Peace Conference in Okinawa. I was also able to meet with Katie’s older brother Mike, and his wife Natalie. Mike had previously served as a YASC...
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October 4, 2011
After spending a year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer teaching Xhosa children in Grahamstown, South Africa, Travis Shields, 23, has decided to change the course of his life. Rather than pursue a Ph.D. in medical physics, he's decided to study medicine with the hope of one day again serving in a missionary capacity, he said. Shields was one of 12 YASC volunteers, each recently...
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November 5, 2009
A missionary's life can be full of surprises. When Mike Young, 24, of Abilene, Texas, signed up with the Young Adult Services Corps (YASC) as an Episcopal Church missionary, the last thing he expected was to be sent to First-World-known-for-high-development-and-electronics Japan, he said. But because of his interest in sustainability and food production, he found himself working as a farmhand...
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November 5, 2008
Twenty-six-year-old Jesse Zink considers himself a missionary; just not a traditional one. "I have no interest in thumping the Bible over any poor people's heads in the middle of nowhere," he said during a recent visit to the Episcopal Church Center in New York. God's work is "about reconciliation and bringing people together and to God," he said, but with the...
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October 31, 2008
I had just left the subway on my way back to the office in New York when a young man stopped me on the sidewalk. His name is Jesse Zink, and he turned out to be a YASC volunteer, soon to be on his way back to South Africa. YASC, Young Adult Service Corps, sent him to Mthatha (em-ta'-ta), where, he told me, learning to "be" rather than "do" is the hardest part. He actually...