Cap Corps Volunteers

The Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps (Cap Corps Midwest) is an intentional community of full-time volunteers who live simply, practice Franciscan spirituality and examine issues of social justice through reflection and action.

Each Cap Corps volunteer

  • Serves 40 hours/week at a community-based organization, parish or school for one year-18 month long commitment
  • Engages a healthy spirituality with other volunteers and Capuchins through prayer, retreats, spiritual direction and fellowship.
  • Explores social justice and Catholic Social Teaching with colleagues, community members and Capuchins.
  • Lives a simple and sustainable lifestyle focused on personal growth and wellness, sensitive to the flourishing of all God’s creation.
  • Practices intentionality in the community – within the Cap Corps house and in the larger neighborhood/city by sharing food, reflection, time and commitment to right relationships.

Cap Corps supports its volunteers by:

  • Providing the volunteers' basic physical/financial needs (housing, food, health care, transportation, possible student loan deferment or forbearance)
  • Offering orientation and three retreats throughout the year to encourage the deepening of spirituality and commitment to social justice.
  • Connecting volunteers to the network of Capuchin Franciscans and their partners in ministry who are attending to basic human needs and promoting justice for all creation.

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