Lasallian Volunteers of the De La Salle Christian Brothers

Goal of Program

The Lasallian Volunteers program of the De La Salle Christian Brothers provides dedicated, well-trained Volunteers for one or more years of service to schools and agencies of the Brothers whose Mission is to serve the poor. Acting out of faith, rooted in the Gospel, and sharing community with the Brothers and other Lasallians, the Volunteers empower the poor by personalized service primarily through education. Lasallian Volunteers change the world for the better and discover themselves transformed in the process. More than a third of the volunteers return for additional years of service. To date, more than 750 volunteers have participated in this intense program of faith, community and service. Many of them continue to serve in Lasallian ministries today.

Type of Placement

Teacher/tutor in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, adult education programs, outdoor education programs and after school programs. Case Managers/Social Workers; Campus Ministry/Retreat Work/Service Outreach coordinating; Coaching Sports Teams; Adventure-based Recreation Leader.

Service Area

Tucson, Concord, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Browning, Albany, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Narragansett, Providence, Pawtucket, Racine, Washington,

Service Length

One year, renewable, starting late July/early August.

Program Size

40 to 50 volunteers


Single men and women, married couples without dependents, ages 21 years and older. College graduate. Interested in living with an organized, faith-based community (applicants need not be Catholic or Christian). Drivers license and birth certificate. A criminal history review and child abuse history clearance. Personal interview.

Financial Arrangements

Room and board, small stipend, medical insurance, transportation to and from site.

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in Community to gain full access to the world of the poor and to the school/social service agency. Sharing Community with the Brothers and Lasallian Partners provides an intergenerational support structure. Together, the Community shares meals, reflection, friendly support, laughter, friendship with LVs, and activities such as Community socials and outings. Community provides the forum for mentoring by talented professionals on how to adapt one's talents and enthusiasm for effective results with students or clients. Both the local community and the Community of Volunteers, Brothers and Lasallian Partners past and present provide support for the arduous work.


Volunteers attend a ten-day orientation concentrating on their service and community experience. On-site orientation. Volunteers gather for a Midyear & Debriefing retreat.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: February 15th. 2nd Round Deadline: March 16th. 3rd Round Deadline: April 20th.


Katie Bauser


Christian Brothers Conference
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202 529-0047


[email protected]


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