Month: December 2012

Getting Things Done with Bon Secours

Katharine McDonald is from Arlington Heights, IL and studied biology and global health at Northwestern University. She served as the Patient Liaison in the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore through the Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry. Her day-to-day functions included providing hospitality and support to patients and families in the ED, assisting with… Read more »

A Day in the Life of an Amigos de Jesus Volunteer: Kristin Mullen-Muhr

Kristin Mullen-Muhr is originally from Arlington Heights, IL and graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in music education. Along with her seven other community members, she is currently serving as a volunteer with Amigos de Jesus, a home for over sixty abused and abandoned children located in rural Honduras. Read more about… Read more »

Getting Things Done with YSOP

Cristina Varriale reflects on her time serving with Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP), a CVN-AmeriCorps program that encourages community participation among young people by engaging them in direct service to homeless and hungry people. As a teacher, Varriale has seen how much of an impact participating in YSOP has had on her students, her colleagues… Read more »

Count Your Pennies: L’Arche USA

By Kate Flannery CVN staff in the living room of the L’Arche community When Eileen stops to collect another penny, L’Arche Development Associate Mari Andrew knows it’s a good day.  “What are you going to do when you become rich?” Andrew remembers asking on one of their walks.  “Move to Africa,” Eileen responds.  “What are… Read more »

What do you stand for?

By Erica Stewart I have noticed in the past few months that the world never stops. I’m sure you just chuckled at that sentence. But it sometimes feels that way in certain earth-shattering moments: the death of a loved one, the diagnosis of a life-threatening disease, the loss of your job. In my case, I… Read more »

A Day in the Life of an Amate House Volunteer: Mackensey Carter

Mackensey Carter grew up in Orange County, California before moving to Washington, DC to attend Georgetown University.  She majored in Theology and minored in Psychology was a pitcher for the university’s varsity softball team. She was also involved in Chi Alpha, a Christian ministry on Georgetown’s campus.  Now, Mackensey is in Chicago serving with the… Read more »