Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati

General Info
St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati
1125 Bank Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Phone: 513-562-8841 ext 239
Fax: 513-562-8843
Program Contacts
1125 Bank Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Phone: 513-562-8841 ext. 239
Fax: 513-562-8843
Contact: 
Maura Carpinello
Director
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

Finance Support Specialist -- Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati

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.

VVC Patient Advocate -- volunteer opportunity for those interested in healthcare!

Want to grow in your passion for direct patient care or public health? Spend a year with VVC as the Patient Advocate Specialist, helping our neighbors in need access the free pharmacy services of the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy. This position is part of the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati (VVC) program, a faith-based, year-long, residential service program, providing young professionals in their twenties an opportunity to grow in faith, friendship and service by giving deeply of themselves to their neighbors in need. VVC members serve full-time in a unique work placement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They live together in a house provided by the program, in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati, blocks from SVDP’s Outreach Center. The program is an 11-month commitment, running late August through late July and provides members with excellent professional experience in a supportive context. One hundred percent of VVC members finish the program with a meaningful next-step in their career. For more information, visit our website! www.SVDPcincinnati.org/VVC

VVC Ozanam Center for Service Learning Coordinator

Are you passionate about service and justice and willing to share that passion and knowledge with others? Consider a year with the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati as the Ozanam Center for Service Learning Coordinator. Facilitate immersion retreats for all age groups, develop curriculum on issues of social justice, and give context to service experiences. Live in faith. Grow in friendship. Serve in solidarity. For more information or to apply, visit www.svdpcincinnati.org/vvc

Patient Advocate -- Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati

Interested in a career in direct patient care or health policy? Consider a year as a Patient Advocate, working to serve our neighbors in the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy! provide one-on-one individual support and assistance to each neighbor in need of medication assistance, qualifying them for services and assessing other basic needs. Working in the Charitable Pharmacy, you serve as a linkage to a very important resource, completing the intake process to provide people with access to free prescription medication. Spanish proficiency is an asset to this position. For more information or to apply, please visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org/vvc

Serve in Solidarity!

Want to serve using your gifts and talents in a variety of ways, including healthcare, finance, systemic change programming, service learning, and communications/event planning? Consider VVC as your next step to grow professionally, spiritually, and personally! Production credit: Little Sprig Productions Music credit: "The Perfect Children"

Inspire. Connect. Encounter.

Want to spend a year growing in friendship and solidarity? Consider a year with VVC! Production credit: Little Sprig Productions Music credit: "The Perfect Children"

Interested in event planning and Communications?

Do you have a passion for social media and an eye for design? Would you enjoy planning events that benefit your community? Consider joining VVC and work as the Community Relations Associate, managing social media, assisting in the execution of fundraising events. and developing PR material, all while building community and serving your neighbors in need!

Inspire. Connect. Encounter.

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.

VVC Patient Advocate -- volunteer opportunity for those interested in healthcare!

St. Vincent de Paul’s Charitable Pharmacy is a ‘YES’ to the many ‘NOs’ that people hear on a regular basis when trying to apply for assistance they so desperately need. As the only free Pharmacy in southwest Ohio, we provide one-on-one individual support and assistance to each neighbor in need of medication assistance, qualifying them for services and assessing other basic needs. Working in the Charitable Pharmacy, you serve as a linkage to a very important resource, completing the intake process to provide people with access to free prescription medication. This experience will be beneficial for people interested in both healthcare administration and direct patient care professions. Spanish proficiency is an asset to this position. This position is part of the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati (VVC) program, a faith-based, residential service program, providing young professionals in their twenties an opportunity to grow in faith, friendship and service by giving deeply of themselves to their neighbors in need. VVC members serve full-time in a unique work placement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They live together in a house provided by the program in Cincinnati, blocks from SVDP’s Outreach Center. The program is an 11-month commitment, running late August through late July and provides members with excellent professional experience in a supportive context. One hundred percent of VVC members finish the program with a meaningful next-step in their career.

Finance Support Specialist -- Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati

Are you finance minded with a passion for service and justice? Use all these gifts and passions to serve as a Finance Support Specialist with VVC. Assist the Finance department which operates behind-the-scenes to ensure that our neighbors can receive much-needed support by being excellent stewards of the resources we have been given. This position will be part-time, coupled with another part-time VVC position working directly with our neighbors in need. This position is part of the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati (VVC) program, a faith-based, year-long, residential service program, providing young professionals in their twenties an opportunity to grow in faith, friendship and service by giving deeply of themselves to their neighbors in need. VVC members serve full-time in a unique work placement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They live together in a house provided by the program, in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati, blocks from SVDP’s Outreach Center. The program is an 11-month commitment, running late August through late July and provides members with excellent professional experience in a supportive context. One hundred percent of VVC members finish the program with a meaningful next-step in their career. To learn more visit our website at https://www.svdpcincinnati.org/vvc or email us at VVC@SVDPcincinnati.org
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