submit your application

Are you applying for the OVC 2024-25 program? Use the form below to submit your application by one of the two deadlines. Please read all the details below before beginning your application.

Application Deadlines:

  • Early Application Deadline: February 5, 2024 (early deadline candidates are given priority consideration and we strongly encourage candidates to apply by this deadline.)
  • Regular Application Deadline: February 22, 2024.
  • **While the application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed, we will accept new applications on a rolling basis as slots sometimes open up. If you are interested in being considered for the Fall 2024 Cohort in Boston or Pittsburgh, please email or call 412-396-9620. Or, click here to begin an application.
Application Details:
  • Basic Information 
  • Parish Information
  • Education Information 
  • References - Please list two references (1 clergy and 1 non-clergy). Ask each reference to submit a letter directly to OVC--either by email ( or post (Orthodox Volunteer Corps, P.O. Box 5391, Pittsburgh, PA 15206).
    • Priest Reference Information
    • Non-Clergy Reference Information
  • Resume - please upload a file of your resume
  • Essays - please thoughtfully respond to the following 3 essay questions:
    • Question #1 (up to 500 words): Radical comes from the word root and means the fundamental nature of something. Describe a salient example of radical service and explain how this example fits the definition.
    • Question #2 (up to 500 words): What is the story of your faith?
    • Question #3 (up to 500 words): What do you most want to gain from participating in OVC? What will you give?
  • Location Preference - Please identify your location preference for the 2024-25 program (Boston, Pittsburgh, or no preference)