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“Nothing will be impossible with God.” —Luke 1:37

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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

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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  (Pastoral, Professional)
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.


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



  • What is the application deadline for the Hollywood YAV site? by George on 04/05/2011 at 11:57 a.m.

  • Kendra--we look forward to working with you, and thank you for being open to God's call. by Essie Buxton on 01/25/2011 at 1:44 p.m.

  • I am looking to volunteer during the 2011-2012 time and am currently looking into the Northern Ireland location. However, I am open to wherever God calls me to serve. by Kendra Heimbuck on 07/21/2010 at 6:30 p.m.

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