What is YASC?

YASC stands for the Young Adult Service Corps – a program for Episcopalians ages 21-30 who are interested in exploring their faith and serving in communities around the world.

YASCers work to build relationships around the Anglican Communion and to serve our local host dioceses, not to convert anybody. Let me repeat that – our mission is NOT to convert people to the Episcopal Church. The purpose of my work is build trust, promote understanding, and foster respect among people of all faiths. It is to “walk in love as Christ loved us.”

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

John 20:21

All YASC placements are made at the request of a diocesan bishop of a diocese within the Anglican Communion. Placements are based upon the skills, gifts, and interests of the young adult and the desires of our partners around the Communion.

In the last few years, YASC volunteers have served in Costa Rica, England, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and Tanzania. I will be the first YASCer to go to Oman.

For more information, or to apply to the Young Adult Service Corps, please visit www.episcopalchurch.org/yasc or contact Elizabeth Boe, Mission Personnel Officer at eboe@episcopalchurch.org.