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“Create in me a clean heart, O God.” —Ps. 51:10

How do I apply?



2015 - 2016 YAV Application Deadlines

Round 1: 
National Only, December 1, 2014

Round 2:
International and National, February 1, 2015
Discernment Event 3/12/15 - 3/15/15

Round 3 (Final Round): 
National Only, May 1, 2015


YAV Application Checklist

Printable Checklist

Information Sheet
Personal & Church Information, Education, Employment [Please make sure your contact info is correct, and
your email address will be valid for the next year.]

Reflection Questions (1000 Character limit on all essay questions)
- What has led you to apply for service with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Why do you feel that the Young Adult Volunteer program is the right fit for you?
- Describe an area of your life in which you have recently grown in your Christian faith. How did you see God at work in the process?
- Describe an experience you have had with a person or group from another race, religion, culture or country. What did you learn from that experience? What, if any, impact did that experience have on your life?

(Returning YAVs have different essay questions)

Download, Complete, Scan, and Upload:

  • Worshiping Body Endorsement Form
  • Sexual Misconduct Form

Two References Required
First year applicants: Pastoral, Professional (Personal reference is optional)
Returning YAVs: Site Coordinator, Work placement supervisor

Name, phone number, and email for each, along with type of relationship
Do not list family members as a reference
Personal reference is optional

You will be emailed each time one of your references complete their form.  If you have not received
such email, please know that your references are not complete.
You will be able to check back on
your application dashboard to see if your references have completed the form. Please contact
Bridgette Lewis or 888-728-7228 x5274 if you need assistance with your
reference forms or other parts of your application.

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  • Contact the Young Adult Volunteer Office (800) 728-7228, x5024 or if you have any questions.


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  • Naomi - YAV is a full time service opportunity. A small portion of the costs is expected to be raised by the volunteer ($3000 national and $4000 international). Email me at if you would like more information. by Lydia Kim PC(USA) Staff on 01/04/2014 at 11:42 p.m.

  • is this a missionary opportunity? What I mean is is this full time service for God? Is it funded by donations? Id like more information :) by Naomi Stewart on 12/09/2013 at 1:39 p.m.

  • Hi, is there one deadline for all locations? If not, what would the deadline be for the Peru location? by Tara on 12/29/2012 at 11:02 p.m.

  • I am interested in volunteer in Homestead, Florida, I have the opportunity to apply for the 2012-2013? by Ivette on 02/07/2012 at 11:45 a.m.

  • George--the deadline to apply for Hollywood and all other U.S. sites for the 2011/12 year is April 20, 2011. by Essie Buxton on 04/07/2011 at 9:04 a.m.

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