Program posted by: St. Vincent de Paul Cincinnati Council
Posted on: January 7, 2013
Rooted in St. Vincent de Paul's mission and tradition, Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati is a faith-based, year-long, residential service program. VVC provides young professionals an opportunity to grow in faith, friendship and service by giving deeply of themselves to their neighbors in need.
Live in Faith – Vincentian Volunteers live in intentional community with each other for 11 months in a home in the West End provided by St. Vincent de Paul. The community has regular opportunities for shared reflection and prayer, in addition to attending three retreats. Each Volunteer has an opportunity for mentorship by a Vincentian spiritual advisor who journeys with them throughout the year.
Grow in Friendship – St. Vincent de Paul's motto, "Neighbors Helping Neighbors," comes alive as Vincentian Volunteers enter into relationship with each other, with retreatants through the Ozanam Center for Service Learning, with local Vincentians, and with neighbors who come to St. Vincent de Paul for support and assistance.
Serve in Solidarity – Vincentian Volunteers work full-time for St. Vincent de Paul in a variety of areas, including the Choice Food Pantry, Charitable Pharmacy, Social Services, and the Ozanam Center for Service Learning. Volunteers learn new skills and gain invaluable hands-on professional experience to position them for a life-long vocation of service. As active members of a local St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Volunteers are welcomed into the homes of our neighbors in need, providing a unique opportunity to provide person- to-person service.
Program Benefits During their 11 months of service, Vincentian Volunteers receive:
If you are interested in learning more about Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati or would like an application, please contact Maura Carpinello, Program Manager, at mcarpinello@SVDPcincinnati.org or 513-562-8841 ext. 239.
Priority deadline for 2013-14 applications is April 1, 2013.