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The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church USA.  It is basically a faith-based year of service for young people ages 19–30 in sites across the United States and around the world. YAVs partner alongside local agencies (in their placement community) working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation. Individual YAVs are placed in a house with other volunteers from across the country and world.  Alongside their community work, volunteers explore the meaning of their Christian faith and accountability to their neighbors in the community and their houses.  YAVs are partnered with with peers and mentors to learn, grow, and discover more about their faith.  In essences, YAVs are young adult missionaries.


FPCLY has come alongside Young Adult Volunteers for over 8 years.  One of our first YAVs was Hannah Williams Creager. Hannah grew up in FPCLY; her relationships and faith journey inspired her to take the step to participate in this program.  Her time as YAV is what encouraged her to persue seminary upon completion and has inspired her life today.  If you, or your child, are interested in an opportunity like this, check out their website above or contact us and possibly connect you to a previous YAV.

Our partnership with various YAVs has included providing financial support to their living expenses and providing relational encouragement and support throughout their year.  We try to send a couple of care packages and notes to the individual at different points throughout their year of service.  When possible (based on their site placement), we coordinate a visit to FPCLY to visit and meet with the community here to deepen the connection.  During the pandemic of 2020, we found additional ways to connect and engage via electronic means of Zoom and Skype.


If you'd like to learn more of have first hand conversation about the program, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Outreach.



  • Follow our current YAVs blog.  Due to coronavirus, the YAV year has been adjusted!
  • Join our care package and note sharing team.
  • Participate in a Zoom or in-person meeting with our YAV.



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Celebrating God’s grace, Inspiring the next generation for Christ… each and every day!!!

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Phone: (434) 384-6231


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