Vincentian Encounter

Goal of Program

The mission of the Vincentian Mission Corps is to provide young adults with an experience of living in community and working with the poor in the spirit of St. Vincent DePaul, St. Louise de Marillac, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is our goal that these young adults, as they respond to the call of the Gospel by working, praying, and living in the Vincentian spirit, will develop a consuming commitment to improving the lives of those who have been marginalized in our society. While working directly with people living in poverty, Vincentian Mission Corps volunteers are called to deepen their faith, grow in charity, work for justice, celebrate life, and develop close bonds all within the framework of anti-racist work.

Type of Placement

Education (elementary and middle), Mental Health services, Social Services and Poverty Relief, Homelessness, Social Work, Food Distribution, Tutoring and Literacy, Equal Housing, At-Risk Youth, Social Work, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Disability Services, Environmental Advocacy

Service Area

St. Louis, Missouri and San Francisco, California

Service Length

Ten and one-half months beginning in August.

Program Size

3-7 Volunteers in each community


Single young men and women, ages 22-30, with a college degree or equivalent. Volunteers must be willing to live in community with other young adults and be humbly committed to serving the poor and marginalized. Written application, references, resume, and interview are required. Applicants who live in or have connections in St. Louis must be willing to make a firm commitment to living in a community setting.

Financial Arrangements

Room and board, small monthly personal expense reimbursement, transportation to and from the program, medical insurance (if needed), $5000 stipend upon successful completion of program.

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in a furnished community house. Each volunteer has a small bedroom and shares bathrooms with other volunteers. Volunteers also share a communal kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room, and chapel. We have community vehicles and bikes available as well.


Volunteers will participate in a week-long orientation and receive on-site training and supervision at their work sites. Frequent workshop, discussion/presentations and retreats will be provided for ongoing reflection and development. These sessions focus on living in community, social and economic justice, spiritual development, and developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Vincent and Louise's love of the poor and oppressed.

Application Deadline

Still accepting applicants until spots are filled or July 15th

Start Date



Mary Pimmel-Freeman


4330 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314 533-4770



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Louise Gallahue
4330 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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