Month: October 2015

A Day in the Life

…with the New York Intern Program at St. Mary’s and Church of the Heavenly Rest, by Erin Richards  Erin Richards, a volunteer with the New York Intern Program, poses in front of the community residence.  View from outside the Church of the  Heavenly Rest on E 90th and 5thAvenue Being a part of the New… Read more »

Many Layers of “Justice”

By Joe Loney, Maryknoll Lay Missioner serving in Quallacollo, Bolivia We met in a ten by five foot room, which serves as a computer skills room, library, interview room and combined storage-closet for the new comers and sleeping quarters in the nighttime.  Through the grapevine Miguel learned that the free lawyer from the “Church” was… Read more »

A Day in the Life

…of a Salesian Volunteer, by Melissa Camarena Hello! My name is Melissa Camarena and I am 23 years old. I am from Downey, California and am currently doing volunteer work in Ciudad Juarez. I live in a community with 4 Salesian priests and 8 other volunteers from the US, Spain, other parts of Mexico, and… Read more »

Standing Against Environmental Racism

By Naim Edwards, Serving with Cap Corps in Detroit Naim Edwards, Capuchin Corps Volunteer  Just this morning, as I was preparing to write this blog, I learned a new term – environmental racism. It is defined by the Energy Justice Network as “the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color.” I presume most… Read more »

An Early Sunset

By Matthew Guiffre, Mercy Volunteer Corps, serving in Guyana South America There is nothing easy about living in Guyana. Navigating the city streets of Georgetown is difficult, household chores need to be done more mindfully than in the United States, and even simple tasks like taking a shower or prepping to go to bed require… Read more »

Ten Tips for Making the Most of Your Service Year

By Elyse Wegner, serving in Los Angeles with the Episcopal Urban Intern Program Changing the world starts with you I have had the honor of being an Episcopal Urban Intern in Los Angeles for the past ten months.  I know that when the program ends, I will leave a completely different person. I will leave… Read more »

A Day in the Life…

of a Marist Volunteer, by Luis Ramos Once you arrive on property at the Marist Brothers’ Center in Esopus, New York (MBCE), you are surrounded by trees and countryside, and immediately welcomed home. That might sound odd for a moment, but it is always our hope that people who visit us feel welcome and at… Read more »

My New Sight: Michelle

 Michelle Baumann is a world-class golfer and baker who just graduated from Creighton University. Since she is serving in Colorado, she is taking full advantage of the beautiful landscape by going hiking when she can. Read on to see what it’s like to begin a year of service with the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers! Michelle (blue… Read more »

A Day in the Life….

of a Salesian Volunteer, by Dany Benitez My name is Dany Benitez.  I am 24 years old and I am from Venezuela. I am currently a Salesian Volunteer at Saint John Bosco High School in Bellflower, CA.  I would like to take this opportunity to share how my life as a Salesian volunteer is on an… Read more »

My New Sight: Ryan

Ryan Majsak is a recent University of Notre Dame graduate, who is serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Francisco as a law clerk with the Eviction Defense Collaboration. Read on to find out why sheep and goats inspire him to serve, and what cooking on a tiny budget can teach you! What is… Read more »