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Our 2024-2025 service year application cycle is now open. Priority deadline was December 15, 2023. However, you are still able to apply and begin the interview process. We encourage you to apply sooner than later to have the most site placements presented to you. 

Your Journey Begins Here

Discerning a year of service and leadership development is a big decision, and we are here for you every step of the way. Our application process is designed to ensure you have the information and support to reflect on your wants and needs so that you make the best decision for yourself. Our applicants need not commit to Amate House before knowing where and with whom you’ll be working.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from mid-September through June of the academic year.

Site placement is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For the best look at job placements for next year, our priority deadline is December 15, 2023

Get Started

Complete and submit all application materials:



References (2)

You will be contacted within 2-5 business days to set up next stage.

Stage 2

Next Steps

Participate in formal interview with our Amate House staff,  Our team will review all application materials, including references and resumes, and make final decisions around your application status.

Formal interview will take place over zoom.

Stage 3


Upon formal acceptance into the Amate House program, our staff will make site recommendations to you based on your interests. From here, you can begin exploring the curated job descriptions of our site partners and select three sites to interview with. Amate House staff will connect you with our site partners so you can interview with them independently.

Stage 4


After interviewing with our site partners that meet your personal interests, you will rank your first, second, and third placement choice. Amate House will communicate directly with each site to determine your placement. Amate House staff will then send you an official offer for the program, specifying what service site you would be working with. Candidates will have two business days to decide whether to accept or decline an offer.

Upcoming Fairs

Check out where our recruiters will be this fall! Amate House may be at or near your campus in the coming months…we’d love to meet you.

Virtual One-on-Ones with current Fellows:

You can also schedule a virtual one-on-one with a current Amate House fellow anytime that works for you!  They will tell you the real deal about what it is like to live in Chicago, serve, and grow here

Email letting us know you’re interested in a virtual one-on-one; our team will work to make it happen!

*Participation in an one on one session is not a mandatory part of our application process. Though, we highly encourage it as it will allow you to meet current fellows, have your questions answered in real-time, and aid in your discernment.


Start the process by clicking the button above:

Application has four sections and you will be asked the following information:

  • Basic Background Information
  • Personal Statement

Application Continued

  • Core Tenet Responses
  • Resume (upload directly to application)
  • Two References

After you submit all application materials, we will set up a formal interview with you. Formal interviews are part of the discernment process and gives you an opportunity to see if Amate House is right for you.

**All interviews will take place virtually via Zoom.

Contact Our Executive Director

Executive Director | she/her/hers

Jeannie Balanda


“Amate House respects and upholds the dignity of all persons regardless of the identities they hold. We believe that creating a just and diverse environment is more than an ideal, but rather at the core of who we are as an organization. We welcome people of every race, religion, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, and family composition. We celebrate all persons regardless of where they may be on their spiritual journey. We value persons of all faith traditions, those with no faith tradition, as well as those who are questioning and exploring. We work to be a community that follows Catholic Social Teaching, which upholds the life, dignity, and equality of all human beings.”

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