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VVC Position Descriptions

Unique Work Placement

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.

Grow in Faith and Friendship

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.

VVC Position Overview: 2023-2024


Social Services – VVC Social Services Associate

The Social Services team works directly with those we serve at our Neyer Outreach Center, helping them overcome barriers to stability, providing personal assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, furniture, and transportation. As part of a team, you will work to provide help to those seeking assistance, through home visits and one-on-one in-office meetings.  You will also have the opportunity to be involved in other projects, such as overseeing one of our programs which provide transportation or furniture assistance; the Sweet Cheeks diaper program; facilitating financial literacy trainings; or working with programs designed to build and enhance community.


Healthcare (Charitable Pharmacy) – VVC Pharmacy Associate

As the only charitable pharmacy in southwest Ohio, we meet one-on-one to provide individual support and assistance to each neighbor seeking 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. We serve patients in Hamilton, Clermont, Warren and Butler counties. Knowledge and interest in the healthcare field helpful but not necessary.


Outreach ServicesVVC Outreach Services Associate

Our Outreach Center Services department includes our food pantry, front desk, Social Services, and seasonal programs. In this role, you will provide support for each of these areas, which will include a mix of direct service, volunteer support, and behind the scenes coordination.  Specific projects will include coordinating our Christmas Together holiday program (matching sponsors with families in need); assisting at the front desk; and facilitating our annual Fan and A/C distribution program. You will also serve in the Choice Food Pantry and in our Welcome Rooms, providing direct assistance to neighbors in need. The versatility in the role makes each day a little different and fosters a wide array of managerial, professional, and personal skills.


Community & Volunteer EngagementVVC Vincentian Services Associate 

At the foundation of the great work of SVDP lies more than 1100 members called Vincentians, in 54+ Conferences largely based in Catholic churches around the Greater Cincinnati area, who respond to their neighbors in need through home visits and direct services. In this position, you will provide support to our Vincentians in Conferences as part of the Vincentian Services team, aiding volunteer groups, and assisting with leading educational/formational opportunities with youth and adult groups through our Formation & Service Learning team operating the Ozanam Center for Service Learning. Other responsibilities may include assisting with events and programs designed for Conference members, especially during major holiday programs, and providing access to information and resources in support of their spiritual formation and service to neighbors. This position will include a weekly block of time working directly with our neighbors in need, in collaboration with Outreach Center Services.


Food Assistance – VVC Food Pantry Associate

Our Food Pantry team operates our Catino Choice Food Pantry, which provides families and individuals access to no-cost food.  Individuals may choose what they take home, within guidelines based on household size. In this role, you will provide direct service to neighbors seeking food assistance as well as background support to pantry operations, such as sorting donations, stocking shelves, and leading volunteers. Our pantry team also supports our network of Conference food pantries and closets, coordinates programming in our Teaching Kitchen, leads our Christmas and Thanksgiving food distributions, and oversees our community garden. You will have the opportunity to serve in each of these areas, which will be a mix a direct service and behind the scenes support.


Operations & FacilitiesVVC Operations & Facilities Associate

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul operates seven thrift stores and one outlet store in the Cincinnati area, providing a source of hope for those who cannot purchase basic necessities or need to shop on a budget. Thrift Store and Donation Center proceeds support the Society’s direct service programs like our Choice Food Pantry, Charitable Pharmacy and homelessness prevention program. In this position, you will learn about the different facets of store operations, providing support to our stores’ retail managers during routine store visits, learning about what it takes to provide each store with the tools and processes they need to run efficiently; gain skills around navigating interpersonal dynamics and learn different management styles; provide support to store employees as needed, including having direct interactions with customers and neighbors in need in the store voucher redemption process. This position will also include hands-on work assisting with facilities management of our 12 building facilities, responding to various needs from small projects like correcting a toilet leak and completing oil change to big projects like repairing an industrial compacter. A basic knowledge of tools, a desire and confidence to learn more skills, and the comfort level and ability to lift heavy items would be essential.


Latine Support and Advocacy (Social Services) – VVC Bilingual Support Associate

St. Vincent de Paul provides assistance without regard to race or creed. As a significant number of neighbors requesting assistance from SVDP speak Spanish as their first language, speaking with these neighbors in their native language provides dignity and respect and ensures they are understood and their needs are met. In this position, you will assist the organization by providing interpretation for meetings with neighbors across all of our direct service programs. You will also help to develop bi-lingual promotional materials and assist Conference Vincentians in their communications with Spanish speaking neighbors.