What is OVC?

Our Mission

To develop and equip Orthodox young adults to lead lives of faithful service for Church and world.

OVC achieves its mission through four activities: Immersive service with the most vulnerable, formation in faith and leadership, cultivation of community, and engagement in the Church through a 10-month residential program. 

Our Vision

A national movement of Orthodox young adults leading transformative service for Church and world.

Live your Faith in Transformative Encounters


Work four days per week at a local nonprofit organization


Join seminar one day per week in Orthodox formation & leadership


Live, learn, and pray in a house with other Corps Members


OVC will help connect you to Orthodox parishes eager to welcome you

OVC is a pan-Orthodox national program that invites young adults from across the country to a year of service. Starting in fall 2024, we will run our program in two locations: Pittsburgh and Boston!

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Corps Members & Communities

We grow in relationship. OVC is a web of relationships-of giving & receiving, learning & sharing, serving & being served.