Holy Family Service Corps Application
Thank you for your interest in the Holy Family Service Corps in Pittsburgh!
Please note that this is NOT an application for employment to Holy Family Institute.

If you are ready to complete an application for the Holy Family Service Corps you have come to the right place.
This application is a way for us get to know you a little bit better.
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What is your name?
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Please provide your Home Address
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Please provide the best email address for you.
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Please provide the best phone number to reach you.
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What is the best way we can video chat?
How old are you at this time?
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Date of Birth
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How did you hear about Holy Family Service Corps?
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Are you currently insured on your parents health insurance policy?
Holy Family Service Corps has two main components. The Teaching Fellows component and the Nazareth Year component. The Teaching Fellows program is a two-year* service opportunity to teach in a private Catholic high school for disadvantaged students or a private specialized learning program for students with academic and behavioral issues. This program provides a tuition-paid masters degree. The Nazareth Year component is an 11 month service experience offering service opportunities as academic mentors, job coaches, family and child case managers, infant and child care assistants, and recreational and senior services assistant. Living in intentional community, sharing meals, faith and fun are part of both programs!(*length can vary) For which are you applying today?
For Nazareth Year applicants please select the top three service placements in which you are interested
What is your educational background?
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For Applicants interested in the Teaching Fellow program, are you interested in secondary ed or special ed?
Experience, Skills & Interest Questionnaire
Explain your current or most recent job. What did/do you do? What did/do you like about it? What was the most challenging aspect?
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Tell us about your favorite job.
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Is there any additional information you would like to add about your educational and/or employment background that was not included on your resume?
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Have you volunteered before?
Describe your favorite volunteer/service experience. What did you do? What did you learn from this experience?
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What kinds of recreational activities, sports, arts, and/or hobbies do you enjoy?
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Professional Development Self-Evaluation Questionnaire
You will be asked a series of questions related to your work style, accomplishments and goals for professional growth.
What skills do you have that you will bring to your service?
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Do you work best independently or collaboratively? Please elaborate.
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Describe the last time you initiated an activity for a group (at work, or with friends, family, etc.). Describe your role, the activities, and how it turned out.
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Describe a conflict you had with a co-worker, friend or supervisor? How did you handle the situations? What was the outcome?
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Describe a time you have had to work closely with a person from another background or culture. What did you learn from this experience?
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Describe how you generally manage your time. How do you accomplish the tasks and goals you set for yourself or that are required of you?
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Rate yourself on the following.
Ability to adapt to new situations.
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Following through with a project
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Staying positive under pressure
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Building and leading a team
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Ability to relate to children and families
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Making good decisions
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Taking responsibility for your actions
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Coming up with creative and original solutions
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Autobiographical Information
Holy Family Service Corps has four main pillars that support the overall mission of the program: Community, Mission Service, Simple Lifestyle and Spirituality. You will be asked a series of questions that relate to the four pillars of the program. There are no right or wrong answers. Be thoughtful and true to yourself. Please avoid vague responses, and provide concrete examples whenever possible. These questions will help us determine if you are a good fit for this program.
Why are you applying to become a HFSC member?
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Generally HFSC operates from Mid August to Mid July of the following year. (Teaching fellowship can have some variance to this) Are you able to serve the entire time?
Do you have a drivers license from a state in the U.S.?
If yes, from which state?
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Will you be bringing a car with you?
Tell us about your family. What does family mean to you? Who inspired you in your family and why?
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Who inspires you outside of your family? What about them inspires you?
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Describe your experience with community-living. How would you describe yourself as a community member? What have you gained from those experiences?
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What are your personal strengths?
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What is an area of needed growth within yourself?
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HFSC volunteers commit to a simple lifestyle, living within a modest monthly budget in order to shift focus from material possessions to people and relationships. What will be your biggest challenge in this regard?
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Are you comfortable residing in a home with both men and women? (Everyone has a private bedroom with private bathroom).
We are a Catholic organization. How will you contribute to our values and philosophy?
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We are a prayerful community. How will you be able to contribute to this aspect of our community life?
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Describe what mission service means to you. Give specific examples of past mission/volunteer experiences.
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What do you hope others will gain from your presence?
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Have you been convicted of a crime other than a traffic offense? If yes, what was the nature of the crime?
If yes, what was the nature of the crime?
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Congratulations!
You have completed the first step in the admission process in becoming a part of the Holy Family Service Corps.

If you have any questions please contact Lynn Guerra at guerra.lynn@hfi-pgh.org.
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