ABOUT USWhat is OVC?
To develop and equip Orthodox young adults to lead lives of faithful service for Church and world.
- Connect Corps Members with neighbors in need, a faith community, and one another
- Provide the mentorship and training Corps Members need to develop skills, serve well, and grow personally and spiritually
- Pair Corps Members with partners that will help them to explore and express their call to serve God and others
A national movement of Orthodox young adults is leading transformative service for Church and world.
We grow in relationship. OVC is a web of relationships-of giving & receiving, learning & sharing, serving & being served.
We Immerse Corps Members in Transformative Encounters
Work four days per week at a local nonprofit organization
Service is a calling of and witness to our faith
Solidarity means learning from others as we seek to love our neighbors
Seminar one day per week in Orthodox formation & leadership
We must grow head and heart as we serve
Staff, church leaders, professionals, and mentors will contribute to seminars
Live, learn, and pray in a house with other Corps Members
We are challenged and formed in community
Grow by sharing meals, establishing house norms, praying together, and serving one another
OVC will help connect you to Orthodox parishes eager to welcome you
The Body of Christ is our lifeline and hospital
It depends on your gifts and those of the parish; get involved and the opportunities will come