We are seeking compassionate adults who believe in the fundamental dignity of each person to join us for a 10-month volunteer mission at our Deo Gratias Ministry in Detroit, MI. This pilot program will run from September 2022 to June 2023.
Deo Gratias Café: Welcome and serve our neighbors with a ministry of presence. Learn about their families, their own history and listen for ways to identify needs that we can help serve.
Food Pantry: Stock shelves, pick up donations, check in guests and help them make food selections while learning a little more about their lives and needs.
Literacy Program: Work one-on-one with adults or children to assess and help build their reading skills. Develop relationships with our neighbors as you work with a particular adult or child throughout the program.
Community Garden: Plough, dig, weed, plant, harvest and share vegetables and herbs to bring healthy and flavorful foods to the neighborhood.
Art Program: Bring your inner artist to help with a variety of art classes including stained-glass, rock painting, canvas painting, and making mosaics to bring beauty and pride to our guest’s homes and neighborhood.
Programs are currently offered for limited times throughout the week — volunteers will help us expand programming.
Volunteer Opportunity Includes:
- 5-bedroom residence in Detroit, Michigan
- Community living experience including room, board, personal living expenses (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.)
- $150 monthly stipend
- Attend two Volunteer in Mission Retreats
- Health insurance including vision and dental
- Vacation and holiday time
- 2-week orientation and training
- FVIM will work with you to defer student loans
Apply here: https://www.feliciansistersna.org/join-us/volunteers-in-mission/deo-gratias-volunteer.html