You can serve for six months to a year. We give preference to applicants who are looking for a year of service.
Our past volunteers have talked about this being the part of the Precious Blood Volunteers program that caused the most apprehension. In the end many of our volunteers have talked about what a blessing it was to live with people experienced in community living and available for support. Before entering into a living situation with [...]
Our current placements are all in Kansas City, Missouri. You will live at Gaspar Mission House (5521 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110), which is located between Rockhurst University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City and just up a staircase from St. Francis Xavier Church (Kansas City’s Jesuit parish).
Gaspar Mission House is fully furnished so you do not need to bring any bath towels, sheets, pillows, etc. You will need to bring personal toiletries and any items that you would like to have as décor in your rooms. As far as clothes are concerned you do need to prepare for four seasons. You [...]
During your volunteer experience you will find support from your community, the Precious Blood membership, and your supervisors at your placement. We have spiritual direction available, monthly reflections, and spirituality/justice nights. Our Center facility is available upon request for personal retreats or renewal. See Why Precious Blood Volunteers for more information. Additionally, the director, Tim [...]
You will receive a $200 a month stipend, room, board, a bus pass, and reimbursement for transportation to orientation and your placement. See Why Precious Blood Volunteers for more information.
You will need to contact your lender for the appropriate forms. Volunteers usually are able to claim a hardship deferment. The Precious Blood Volunteers office will provide a letter to your lender with information your financial situation, your term of service and the type of work you are doing.