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One way VVC is unique among year-of-service programs is that all VVC members serve full-time in a unique work placement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati for the duration of their 11-month commitment. The program provides members with excellent professional work experience in a supportive context and in a variety of departments at St. Vincent de Paul.  

Because VVC members live and work in the same area, they have an unparalleled opportunity to support one another as they grow in faith, friendship, and service throughout the year. One hundred percent of VVC members finish the program with a meaningful next-step in their career.

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In addition to their primary position, each volunteer will have the opportunity to engage in professional development/personal interest projects throughout the year. The list includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

Development/grant-writing/fundraising – support the broad range of activities overseen by the development department, from researching grants to special event planning.

Marketing/social media – provide content and ideas to support SVDP’s marketing and social media efforts, from quarterly newsletters to promoting fundraising events.

Re-Entry Program – provide support for programs and events for SVDP’s Re-Entry program, supporting and advocating for people returning to the community following incarceration.

SVDP Conference Support – assist with new initiatives that encourage and welcome new members and support current programs and events for the parish-based SVDP Conferences. Meet with high school conferences to share VVC and conference life experience.

Holiday Programs – help plan and execute the numerous special programs and services offered from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Ozanam Center for Service Learning – work with youth to engage them in issues of social justice, planning educational and experiential activities.

Social Services – provide tenant/landlord and/or financial literacy courses for people seeking assistance. Work one-on-one with people seeking assistance.

Logistics and Data – examine processes and procedures to identify areas needing improved efficiency and process redesign. Work with data across the agency to assess accuracy and effectiveness in collection and management, particularly using our client database and agency dashboard metrics.

Volunteer Engagement – work with corporate groups, high school students, one-time event volunteers, and individuals who have been volunteering weekly for years, ensuring that our neighbors in need have access to services through caring, compassionate volunteers and that the volunteers have a positive experience working with our organization.

Sustainability & Community Garden – In addition to overseeing a number of sustainable initiatives, SVDP is poised to begin an urban garden on our property, providing fresh, local produce to supply our Choice Food Pantry. Support the ongoing development of the Pantry garden and oversee group and individual volunteers in support of these efforts.

For more information and to begin your application process, please contact Maura Carpinello, Director of Service Learing, at (513) 562-8841, ext. 239 or mcarpinello@SVDPcincinnati.org.

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