What makes VVC different?
Live in Faith – The Vincentian Volunteers live in intentional community with each other for 11 months (late August - late July). The community has regular opportunities for shared reflection and prayer, in addition to attending three retreats. Each volunteer participates regularly in a parish-based St. Vincent de Paul Conference and has an opportunity for mentorship by a Vincentian who journeys with them throughout the year.
Grow in Friendship – St. Vincent de Paul's motto, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” comes alive as Vincentian Volunteers enter into relationship with each other, with retreatants through the Ozanam Center for Service Learning, with local Vincentians, and with neighbors who come to St. Vincent de Paul for support and assistance. The home is also located in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati, two blocks from the Liz Carter Outreach Center where neighbours are served.
Serve in Solidarity – Vincentian Volunteers work full-time for St. Vincent de Paul in a variety of areas, including the Choice Food Pantry, Charitable Pharmacy, Social Services, Development/Marketing, Logistics for our Thrift Stores, and the Ozanam Center for Service Learning. Volunteers learn new skills and gain invaluable hands-on professional experience to position them for a life-long vocation of service. As active members of a local St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Volunteers are welcomed into the homes of our neighbors in need, providing a unique opportunity to provide person-to-person service.