Tag: experience

Learning Humility

By Sarah Jane Cauzillo, Franciscan Mission Service Editor’s note: Missioner Sarah Jane Cauzillo reflects on her ability to be present to those she serves in Cochabamba, Bolivia and the graces God has given her to do so. “If you have come here to help me… you are wasting your time. But, if you have come… Read more »

From Vision to Mission in South Sudan

By Sarah Rubino, CMMB Global Health Volunteer Program I first wanted to be a midwife the day my mom went into labor with my littlest sister. I was eight at the time and begged to come to the hospital to watch her give birth. When she told me, “No, you are too young,” I stubbornly… Read more »

I Encourage You to V.O.L.U.N.T.E.E.R.

By Katinka Kalusche, Brethren Volunteer Service Dear Future Volunteer: Congratulations on deciding to dedicate a part of your life to volunteering, to bringing both your knowledge and skills to a new place, and above all to expressing your love for people by serving others. Volunteering is so much more than just working without pay; it is… Read more »

Dear Future Volunteer – lessons from running my first half marathon

Dear Future Volunteer, During my year of volunteering there were many exciting adventures. For instance, I ran my first half-marathon! I was inspired by some of the other staff at Christ House who actively participate in runs, such as John who ran his eighth marathon shortly after I arrived. Feeling confident in my summer training,… Read more »

Urban Farming in Dayton – how service opens unexpected doors

By Ellen Yoder, Marianist PULSE Program It has been nearly two years since responding to the call to serve with the Marianist PULSE Program in Dayton, Ohio. Before the call to serve, I was discerning a career in professional sports. The same day I accepted a job with a minor league baseball team was also… Read more »

I Chose Service – Amanda Scanameo, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Amanda Scanameo Volunteer Program: Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry Location: Baltimore, MD Hometown: Muncie, IN College: Marian University, ’16 – Biology major   How did you first learn about post-graduate service? My school… Read more »

I Chose Service – Mike Bucaria, Augustinian Volunteers

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Mike Bucaria Volunteer Program: Augustinian Volunteers Location: Ventura, CA Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY College: Villanova University, 2014, English Major   How did you first learn about post-graduate… Read more »