Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
Go to http://www.ucc.org/volunteer_yasc to apply.
How do I make sure that my application is for the Justice Leadership Program - Pacific Northwest?
When you visit http://www.ucc.org/volunteer_yasc and begin your application, make sure to choose Seattle as your first choice. If you choose Seattle as your first choice, you will be prioritized for the Justice Leadership Program, space permitting.
When is the application deadline?
February 15, 2017 for priority applications. Applications are processed as they arrive. Rolling applications thereafter.
Whom should I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions about the Justice Leadership Program in particular, contact Claire West (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Outreach Coordinator.
If you have questions about the National Young Adult Service Communities Program, or about the application process, contact Mary Schaller Blaufuss (email@example.com), Executive for Volunteer Ministries in the National Office by email or at (216) 736-3214. You can also call her toll-free at (866) 822-8224 ext.3214
What is the United Church of Christ?
Believing that "God is still speaking," the United Church of Christ is a progressive, Christian denomination that has a tradition of extravagant welcome and prophetic action for peace, justice, and inclusion. We believe that, "no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
In 1972, the United Church of Christ was the first denomination to ordain an openly gay minister, Rev. William R. Johnson. The United Church of Christ elected the first African-American leader of an integrated denomination in 1976, the Rev. Joseph H. Evans. In 2005, the United Church of Christ voted as a whole body to support Marriage Equality for same-sex couples. In 2013, The UCC voted to become the first denomination to pledge to divest from fossil fuels.
Do I need to be a member of the UCC to participate?
No. Interns do not need to be members of the UCC or other religious community, but must be interested in participating in weekly spiritual reflection and in the life and worship of a UCC faith community.
The Justice Leadership Program/Young Adult Service Communities do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
What are past Social Justice Interns doing now?
Please check out the Interns & Alumni page to find out!