Members of Border Servant Corps pledge to emphasize the following four areas during their year of service:
Community – Volunteers join together in intentional community; sharing meals, household responsibilities, daily joys and struggles, and faith discussions. Through shared work, volunteers learn and grow as individuals, as well as the community in which they live. The volunteer households – in Las Cruces and El Paso – meet several times a month for outings, events, and meals.
Simplicity – Volunteers explore a simple lifestyle by sharing resources, engaging in conscientious choice-making, re-examining wants and needs, and shedding unnecessary burdens. Discussions about how our actions affect ourselves, our community, our earth, and all of God’s creation shape this year of service.
Social Justice – Volunteers work in established organizations that provide assistance to the economically disadvantaged, develop long-term projects to sustain the community, and seek to empower marginalized populations. Our placement sites focus on issues such as immigration, education, homelessness, health care, and domestic violence. Volunteers learn about these issues as they work in the community.
Spirituality – Volunteers support and encourage one another in their spiritual growth through reading, reflection, spiritual practices, and discussion. Spirituality grounds and centers volunteers in their work and interaction with others. People of all faiths, and those of no particular faith background, are welcomed to explore this tenet together.