Brittany Heun, the Sunday Morning Receptionist at FirstPres, has accepted a call from the Presbyterian Mission Agency to serve as a Young Adult Volunteer on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during the upcoming YAV year (August ‘18 – July ‘19). Brittany will be serving her year with the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Young Adult Volunteer program offers opportunities to partner in Christian service for young adults (ages 19 to 30) in sixteen sites within the United States and four sites around the world. The job description for each volunteer depends both on the needs of the partner and the skills of the YAV. In each placement, YAVs work alongside a church or organization while developing community and exploring the meaning and motivation or their Christian faith with others. Each YAV commits to sharing his or her own experience through an online blog which can be accessed on the organization’s homepage, youngadultvolunteers.org.
Funding during the year of service is shared by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and work placements, as well as the home community of the YAV; this includes family, friends, congregations and presbyteries. The appointment as a Young Adult Volunteer is considered a full-time position and volunteers are not allowed to secure other employment while they are serving.
While each YAV is asked to raise a portion of their costs (currently $4,000), it is our wider church’s commitment to cover the full cost of a YAV year (approximately $24,000).
If you would like to help Brittany Heun as she embarks on her adventure with the Young Adult Volunteer Program there are a couple of ways you can donate. One is by donating online at handsandfeetavl.org/donate/ and writing in Brittany’s name when asked. Or if you’d like to send a check, you can make it out to “Hands and Feet Asheville” and mail it to Hands and Feet Asheville at 789 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804. Just write Brittany Heun in the memo so they know who it’s for.
Congratulations, and Godspeed, Brittany!