Month: January 2013

City on a Budget: The Frugal Fifteen

By Caitlin Baummer, CVN AmeriCorps Program Assistant Sometimes when recruiting, after describing the living stipend that volunteers receive, I was asked the question, “Can I still be a normal young person and, you know, do fun things?” My response was always “Absolutely!” I would even venture to say that I had even more fun because… Read more »

Story Contest Winner: Heart Wide Open

By Sarah Ceponis, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry Nine months ago during my graduation weekend, I sat in an audience of students committed to post-graduate service, and listened as a speaker shared with us her thoughts on our coming year. Though not all her words stuck that day, I do remember those she borrowed from renowned… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Change a Heart Franciscan Program Volunteer

Jarrod Kinkley is originally from St. Marys, Ohio and recently graduated from the University of Dayton last May with a degree in Music Education. He is currently serving in the Change A Heart FranciscanVolunteer Program, where his placement is at Focus On Renewal, specifically at the Father Ryan Arts Center. Rise and shine! Good morning,… Read more »

Story Contest Winner: Faithful Fulfillment

By John Taylor, Colorado Vincentian Volunteer        “Wow!  I can’t believe it’s already 1:30!” I said to Archie, my supervisor and the St. Martin’s activities coordinator. Serving time for the celebration started at 2:00PM. Somehow, the Spring Dinner had snuck up on us.        The Spring Dinner is a festive remake of Easter Dinner for… Read more »

Finding God in the Grime: Community Reflections

By Kate Flannery, Communications Department “Where’s Matt when we need him?” I thought. Our roommate had been gone less than 48 hours and already the kitchen of our intentional community was suffering neglect. The counters were speckled. The dishes were grimy; the dishwasher full. I assumed this would happen when our neatest roommate moved out… Read more »

Be kind. Take care. Serve.

Lt. Brandon Williams preparing bread baskets for an upcoming dinner. Article by Amy Sapalio, Membership Team Lieutenant Brandon Williams, part-time soldier and full-time AmeriCorps member, currently serves in Baltimore, Maryland with one of our member programs, Project SERVE. Each day, Lt. Williams arrives at Our Daily Bread, Catholic Charities’ hot meal center, and teaches new… Read more »