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
Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 program year. What Makes VVC different? • Real, professional work placements, including healthcare, service learning, communications, and direct social services. • 100% of our former volunteers take their next step to deepen their passion through further education or landing a new job, following their year with VVC. • Monthly Leadership Development Workshops. • Excellent support and formal mentorship opportunities. Spend this year in a place where everywhere you turn, you will bump into people who will ask good questions, support you, accompany you through this year of searching for who you are and what you want to do in the world. That is unique to VVC. Check us out: @VincentianVolunteers; Apply today: https://www.svdpcincinnati.org//Give_Help/Give_Time/Vincentian_Volunteer...