Month: January 2011

A lay missionary’s first impression of Juarez

Monika Lewatikana, Columban Lay Missionary The impression that I got about El Paso was really lovely. The physical site of the land is dry and brown with limited vegetation, which doesn’t mean that the people, too, are like that. Even though I have heard some troubling news about the border, people are nicer. I don’t… Read more »

What did you do for MLK Day 2011?

Each year, the national service movement encourages people to make it a day on, not a day off. Catholic Volunteer Network agrees! “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Lasallian Volunteer

Catherine Calogero is currently serving as a Lasallian Volunteer in Racine, Wisconsin. Walk with her through an average day of her service work and community life through this photo diary.   Good morning from a snow covered Racine, Wisconsin! I am currently living and serving in Racine for a year as a Lasallian Volunteer at John XXIII… Read more »

Remebering Haiti, One Year Later

Keeping Our Promise by Betsy Bowman, The Haitian Project (’09-’10), Haiti When I decided to take a yearlong sabbatical from my job as a teacher at a school that I love, lots of people thought I was a little crazy.  And when I told them I was going to spend that year as a volunteer… Read more »

Happy 25th Anniversary, Christ House (a little late)

Volunteers with a resident, Christmas 2008 On Christmas Eve 2010, Christ House celebrated their 25th anniversary. Since 1985, the Washington, D.C. facility has provided medical assistance to more than 4,000 homeless men and women. They celebrated this milestone in their history with a December gala, bringing together volunteers and supporters who have participated in their… Read more »

Membership Survey Results Indicate Growth in Volunteerism

2010 FrancisCorps Evidence of strong growth in faith based volunteer service continues as we are happy to announce an increase in the number of volunteers serving through our network of volunteer programs for the third straight year.  According to the results of our most recent survey, 14,488 individuals served with our faith based service organizations… Read more »