Service Resources

Resources For A Life Of Service

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Beth Kalinga shakes hands with woman in a ceremonyFew things in life are as meaningful as opening yourself to mutual transformation as you serve another person. Yet serving well requires equipping yourself with the attitudes and principles of global citizenship. We have designed this section to serve as a companion both for those who lead young adults as they serve and process service, but also for passionate young people who are considering taking an important step toward a volunteer term. We offer resources, articles, tip sheets, and links to service organizations, as well as Krista Foundation specific resources.

The resources and organizations will continue to grow over the next few months as we bring this website more fully to life!

Ready To Serve?

Nathan Brouwer wears traditional attire with friend in The GambiaYou're considering taking a big step. Considering a volunteer term of 9 months to 3 years. You've been wrestling with questions about who you are and what really matters in the world. Your life is ahead of you, but you're on the verge of taking the plunge--pushing back against the voices of convention and making a statement about who you want to be in the world.

We are here to help you in your journey. As a mentoring community of young adults committed to service, we want to both honor the uniqueness of your own quest, but also equip you with a few time-tested ideas to navigate choosing a good fit organization, and preparing your mind and body for intercultural immersion.

Frequently Asked Questions

FEATURED QUESTION: Do I get to choose my assignment/ type of work/ location?
This varies by organization, but most ask for your specific input on preferred placement. Those organizations that have suggested deadlines, such as Jesuit Volunteer Corps state that applicants who meet or precede the deadline have a greater ...
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Service Organizations

FEATURED ORGANIZATION
Mennonite Central Committee
MCC seeks to demonstrate GodÂ’s love by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression and natural disaster. MCC serves as a channel for interchange by building mutually transformative relationships. MCC strives for peace, justice, and the dignity of all people by sharing our experiences, resources, and faith in Jesus Christ. (717) 859-1151

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Find Krista Colleagues who have served with Mennonite Central Committee.

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Quotations

Featured Quote

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

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Tools: Articles, Books, etc.

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HEART WORK
By David James Duncan
Text of the Keynote Address given by noted author and activist David James Duncan at the 2003 annual Krista Foundation Conference, Clearwater Lodge, Davis Lake, Washington. Duncan is a father, a fly fisher, a practitioner of what he calls "direct, small-scale compassion/activism," and the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, and the nonfiction collection My Story as Told by Water.
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Krista Foundation Services

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Krista Foundation provides intentional spaces and resources for young leaders to think and act globally and locally. Over the past decade we have seen how our strategic support and development has empowered creative young American leaders to 'live the questions' of global citizenship as they engage and navigate these questions in their personal choices and faith traditions, their professional vocations, and their broader community activism.

As our capacity grows, we will have greater ability to take advantage of opportunities to partner with universities, service organizations, and other community groups promote the resources and intentional spaces for healthy service, healthy debriefing, and developing a lifelong ethic of service.

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The Global Citizen Journal

Volume 5: Special Edition
Special Edition includes new and 'best-of' articles, designed with curriculum questions for small groups, classrooms, and service volunteer community discussions.
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