The application for the 2021-22 service year is NOW OPEN with service beginning in August 2021.

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 are accepted on a rolling basis from August through June of an academic year.

Stage 1

Get Started

Complete and submit our Stage 1 application below and participate in an informal one-on-one Q&A with our Recruitment and Communications Coordinator.

Stage 2

Next Steps

Complete and submit our in-depth Stage 2 application and participate in a formal interview with our Amate House staff, including our Recruitment and Communications Coordinator and Program Formation Coordinator. Our team will review all application materials, including references and resumes, and make final decisions around your application status.

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 Virtual Info Sessions

Our 2021-2022 application is now open! Participate in one of our online recruitment events for more information about what serving and leading means at Amate House.

Review our recruitment calendar, select an info session date that works for you, and add it to your personal calendar! Then register for the info session you selected using the link below!
  • Tue. February 9, 6:30 PM (CT): Amate House AMA: Ask us Anything!
  • Thur. February 18, 6:30 PM (CT): Meet the fellows & learn the ins & outs of purposeful community
  • Tue. February 23, 6:30 PM (CT): Where you can work during your service year
  • Thur. March 4, 6:30 PM (CT): “Alumni Tell All” Panel
  • Tue. March 9th, 6:30 PM (CT): Amate House Site Partner Panel
Note: All sessions will be held through Zoom. Please email Unity Ostercamp, Recruitment and Communications Coordinator, at with any questions.
*Participation in an information session is not a mandatory part of our application process. Though, we highly encourage it as it will allow you to meet our recruiters and current fellows, have your questions answered in real-time, and aid in your discernment.
Info Session Registration

Application Stage 1

  • Basic Background Information
  • Personal Statement

After you submit the Basic Background Information + Personal Statement, a staff member will contact you to schedule a 45-60 minute Q&A phone call. This allows you to ask questions about the program and learn more specifics, and allows us to get to know you and your career interests better. Once the Q&A is complete, the recruiter will provide instructions about the second stage of the application process.

Application Stage 2

  • Core Tenet Responses
  • Resume (emailed as an attachment to
  • Three References

After you submit the Core Tenet Responses, Resume, and three References, we will set up a formal interview with you. This year, in lieu of an in-person interview here in Chicago, all interviews will take place virtually via Zoom.

Meet Our Recruiters