Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati
Affiliation:Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati District Council MISEVI-USA
Goal of Program:Inspire. Connect. Encounter. Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati offers young professionals an opportunity to give deeply of themselves to their neighbors in need, rooted in the mission of St. Vincent de Paul. Vincentian Volunteers live in intentional community, offering support, challenge, and encouragement as they probe questions of faith, social justice, poverty and service. Deliver immediate and direct services to neighbors who are struggling, and promote lasting solutions and long-term benefits.
Type of Placement:Direct social services, healthcare, emergency assistance, strategic planning, homelessness prevention, logistics, volunteer coordination, food assistance/pantry, service learning, sustainability, development/marketing, communications, re-entry, finance/accounting, home visits. Program staff work with each Vincentian Volunteer to determine a placement that uses their skills and interests to meet the needs of the organization.
Service Area:Cincinnati, Ohio
Service Length:11 months - late August through late July
Requirements:Men and women ages 21 to 30 with a college degree or relevant life experience, and a desire to live in a community embodying the Vincentian values of Spirituality, Friendship, and Service. Written application, references, interview.
Financial Arrangement:Benefits include room and board; monthly living, cell phone, and transportation stipends; medical and renter's insurance; Education Award upon completion of service.
Living Arrangements:Volunteers live together in intentional community in a historic home in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood, blocks from the Outreach Center where they work.
Program Size:Six to eight volunteers
Training:Volunteers participate in a program orientation, receive ongoing job-specific training and support based on their placement, and are matched with a professional mentor who will journey with them through the year. Volunteers participate in mid-year and year-end retreats, in addition to weekly community reflection and monthly leadership development seminars.
Application Deadline:We accept applications on a rolling basis with priority given to those postmarked by March 31. Interviews begin in February as completed applications are received. Applications are accepted through July 1 or until all placements are filled.
Current Urgent Opportunities
Do you have a passion for social media and an eye for design? Would you enjoy planning events that benefit your community? As the Community Relations Associate for St. Vincent de Paul , you will: manage all VVC-related social media channels, create and design print, web, and social media promotional materials for programs and events, develop copy for SVDP communications, including solicitations, PR material, and online media, develop stories for publicity to share the mission, values, and impact of SVDP, and assist with coordinating fundraising events and donation drives. Do all this while living in intentional community with other young adults. For more information, visit our website! www.SVDPcincinnati.org/VVC
Are you looking to do a second year of service? Consider joining the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati in a VVC Fellowship position! Work with the Program Director in developing formation materials, assist in the development of the intentional community, and help with promoting and recruiting for the program. Develop leadership skills and grow deeper in faith and friendship, while also continuing to serve our neighbors in need. To apply, visit our website: www/SVDPcincinnati.org/VVC
Want to use your gifts in finance and accounting to serve your neighbors in need? Consider a year with VVC as the Finance Support Specialist! Assist with financial statements, audit preparation, bank reconciliations, and more to assist St. Vincent de Paul in being good stewards of our resources. Vincentian Volunteers live in intentional community and participate in regular leadership development and personal, spiritual growth opportunities. Room and board; health and renters' insurance; monthly personal and phone stipends; an education award upon completion of service; and assistance in seeking loan deferment provided. Connect with other young professionals with similar values. Explore a career path that is right for you. Build a professional network in the area. Reflect on how to align your values with your work. Put your education, gifts and talents to work to benefit our neighbors in need.