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Sycamore House Service Corps

Episcopal Service Corps
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Corps members work 32-35 hours at a community agency (that varies based on interest and skills), and spend one day a week dedicated to vocational, and leadership development. Members also become involved with the Harrisburg community.

Service Activities

A broad range of activities in a variety of service agencies. Examples of activities that corps members would complete on a day to day basis might include case management, health and nutrition education, instructing a preschool classroom, assisting with a crisis helpline, and leading a school workshop on environmental justice, among other possibilities.

Community Need Addressed

Our positions assist the partner agencies that we work with in providing a broader range of services they would not otherwise be able to provide without our corps members. Our corps members help support agencies that address community needs including education, crisis management, homelessness, environmental justice, healthcare, and more.

Position Outcomes

Our corps members finish a year of service with a broader understanding of social issues and a stronger sense of self. Agencies where corps members are placed will increase their capacity to address needs such as community and non-profit development, education, homelessness, and refugee services.


Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Housing is provided, health care is provided as needed, as well as a monthly stipend. House members receive a food allowance that is deposited into a shared food budget. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is also accessible that covers services such as counseling.

Skills you will gain

Self awareness, communication, leadership, leading small groups, public speaking, conflict resolution

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Drive decision making, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Private School, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 6

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