Hope Volunteer Community Application Form

Thank you for applying to join the Hope Volunteer Community at Mariandale!

As you begin your application, please note the following:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024.
  • The program is an 11-month program, beginning the third week of August and ending in mid-July of the following year; one can apply to renew their participation for a second year.
  • If accepted, you must live at the Hope Volunteer Community at the Center at Mariandale in Ossining, NY.
  • You must commit to 15-20 hours a week of service in the community.
  • You are permitted to pursue a higher education degree, as long as it is determined that your weekday and weekend availability allow you ample time for community commitments.

A completed application includes:

  • Completion of this form
  • A resume (you will have an opportunity to upload your resume in the online application).
  • Academic transcripts (you will have an opportunity to upload a transcript file in the online application).
  • Names and emails for three references: personal, professional, and spiritual.
  • Academic transcripts

Hope Volunteer Community at Mariandale Application 2024-2025

Please fill out this form, then click the Submit button at the end of the form. You will need to complete the application in one session, so please review the questions first and prepare responses in advance, if you wish to.

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Hope Volunteer Applicant Information

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General Questions

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Hope Community Volunteer Components: Community, Spirituality, Social Justice, Environmental Sustainability

Please complete the following four sections, describing your relationship to these volunteer components.
What experiences have you had of living in a community? What gifts do you bring to a community? What expectations would you have of community members? (250 words maximum)
What does spirituality mean to you? What are ways you practice your spirituality? How do you seek to grow your spiritual life? (250 words maximum)
What social justice issues mean the most to you? How have you been involved in promoting social justice? What experience have you had in interacting with people on the margins of society? What past service experiences would you bring to this volunteer year? (250 words maximum)
How have you been involved in the promotion of environmental sustainability? How does this issue effect your every day life? How could you contribute to a community committed to promoting environmental sustainability? (250 words maximum)


Choose one: Please discuss two or three experiences that have significantly influenced who you are. Please discuss your relationship with your family, (Max 300 words)

Attach Resume and Transcript Files

Please upload both your resume and undergraduate transcripts, here.
Accepted file types: pdf, docx, Max. file size: 256 MB.
Send an attached resume file, max size 256MB.
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Send an attached transcript file, max size 256MB.

Supply Reference Names and Email Addresses

Personal reference (someone who can speak to your values and qualities as a friend, roommate or community member)
Professional reference (someone who can attest to your work ethic and the skills/qualities you bring to a professional environment)
Spiritual reference (someone who is familiar with your spiritual journey and can speak to the deeper values that motivate you)
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