Are you interested in learning more about the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteers Program? Perhaps you want to become a YAV? Do you want to know what constitutes the typical YAV experience? If any of these statements applies to you, then you are in luck. As the application cycle for the YAV Program’s 2015-2016 year is upon us, I have put together a list of some of the websites detailing the program and the experiences of current and former YAVs. This is not a comprehensive list, and it does have a certain focus on my YAV site of San Antonio, Texas. Nevertheless, I hope these resources will inform you even more about YAVs and the YAV Program—who we are, where we serve, what we do, and why we have chosen this path.
For information on the YAV Program:
For more information on other YAVs’ experiences:
- Abby Evans: Abby is a current San Antonio YAV.
- Caroline Tonarely: Caroline is a current YAV in San Antonio. She also has a mini guide for new YAVs that is suited particularly to those going to San Antonio, but that is relevant to all new and returning YAVs.
- Mallory Tober: Mallory is a second-year YAV serving in San Antonio, so her first YAV year’s experience in the Philippines also is detailed on her blog.
- Tori Hollingsworth: Tori is a current YAV in San Antonio.
Information on the DOOR Network
- The DOOR Network is the Mennonite-based volunteer organization that runs the YAV Program in San Antonio (DOOR calls the program “Dwell”).
As always, if you have any questions or comments about the YAV Program, please leave me a comment and I will be happy to respond!
A very Happy New Year and joyous, healthful, and safe 2015 to all!