Timeline and Process

Application Deadline Schedule 

January 15 – Round 1 – Early Submission Deadline

February 15 – Round 2 Deadline

March 15 – Round 3 Deadline

April 15 – Late Submissions Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on the 15th of each month between January and April. Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received and earlier applicants generally have a broader range of site placement options available to them. However, BSVM does not finalize placements until after you have committed to the ministry and the whole volunteer community is in place. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on placements. 

 

Application Process

First Step:  Interest Form & Preliminary Discussion [Timing: Fall/Early Spring]

Let us know you would like to learn more about BSVM by filling out the Interest Form here on our website. Upon receipt of the form, BSVM staff will be in touch about scheduling a Preliminary Discussion. The Preliminary Discussion is a time to for you to share about yourself and why you think Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry might be a good fit for you. This discussion is also a time for you to ask questions about the program and about the application process.

Second Step: Interview Reservation [Timing: at least 2 weeks prior to application submission]

After further reflection on BSVM, let us know you’re going to apply with an Interview Reservation form. This lets us know your application will be on the way soon, and we can reserve space on our calendars to talk with you more after your application is received! Please note that the interview process will not begin until your references have all been received, so you likely want to share the appropriate forms with your references around the same time you fill out your Interview Reservation Form (if you haven’t already). 

Third Step: Application Submission [Timing: 15th of each month, January through April]

Complete the Full Application (available on November 15th), which includes:

  • Discernment Statement Review
  • Resume
  • Reflection Questions
  • References (Employer, Mentor, and Peer)
  • Official Transcript
  • Note: if you have not already submitted the Interest Form and had a Preliminary Discussion, this can happen concurrently with full application submission.

Fourth Step: The Interview Process [Timing: in the two weeks following application submission]

We will speak with you about your experiences and interest in BSVM during two interviews (totaling about 2-2.5 hours) and share more about the ministry in these conversations. Interviews will likely take place within two weeks of getting your application, as long as your application is fully complete, including all references submitted.

Fifth Step: Offer and Commitment [Timing: about two weeks after interviews conclude]

You can expect to hear back from us within about two weeks. If accepted, we expect an answer within a week. Once you make a commitment to BSVM, we will finalize necessary paperwork and continue conversation around ministry placement sites as the community takes shape.

Do you have more questions or want to talk through your discernment?

Contact our recruiter at volunteer@bshsi.org!