Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
Goal of Program
Compelled by a faith-filled call to service and justice, CVV volunteers participate in a process of companionship with those who are poor and marginalized. We believe in the mutuality of this companionship and trust that those who are served are teaching each of us something that becomes transformative. "The server becomes the served." As a unique experience in the Catholic and Vincentian tradition, you fulfill this goal by working in areas of direct service and advocacy, living a life of simplicity in a community supported by prayer and, participating in a reflection process that addresses the relationship between charity and justice. It is through these components that you not only serve those who are struggling with poverty, marginalization and isolation, but you also discover the many ways the message of the Gospel is revealed in that relationship. This year you are challenged to be a risk taker, to be a catalyst for change to take a leap of faith and together you become Companions on the Journey.
Type of Placement
Social/community services, Health care, Emergency assistance, Schools, Child care, Job training, Youth services and runaways, Women’s services, Homeless services, Housing Navigation, Therapeutic Rehabilitation, Intellectual/Physical Disabilities, Immigration and refugees, Literacy, Sustainability & Urban Gardening, Senior/Elder services, Community organizing. We will work with you to identify your skills and/or interests in relationship to placement.
Denver, Colorado and the metro area
One year - August through June
Up to 20 volunteers in two communities
Men and women ages 21 to 30 or four years out of high school. Application/reference/interview/background check.
Room, board, medical insurance if needed, stipend and student loan deferments. AmeriCorps Education Award for student loans available upon completion of the year.
You live in a community with 8 to 10 volunteers at one of two CVV community houses in Capitol Hill near downtown Denver.
Community orientation, onsite training/supervision at your placement site, a weekly discussion/reflection time for ongoing development. Spiritual Direction, 4 retreats and US/Mexico Border Pilgrimage.
Applications accepted until all placements are filled. Priority deadline is April 1.
Mary Frances Jaster
1732 N.Pearl St.
DENVER, CO 80203
Phone: 303 863-8141
Roman Catholic and the Vincentian Family of laity, religious and clergy. Members of MISEVI-USA (Mission and SErvice the VIncentian way.)Print This Page
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