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December 28-5, 2017
International: December 28-7, 2017
Application on OrgSync due September 29
March 17-24, 2018
Appliction on OrgSync
due January 5
- Denver, Colorado
- Los Angeles, California
- Tuba City, Arizona
- Bogota, Colombia
- Chicago, Illinois
- East St. Louis, Illinois
- St. Louis, Missouri
- New York, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Washington, D.C.
- Bladensburg, Maryland
- Okolona, Mississippi
- Montgomery, Alabama
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Cincinnati, Ohio
Connect with Vincentian Volunteers
in an urban setting. Explore the effects of poverty on marginalized communities
including; industry and the environment, employment, hunger and homelessness
with an emphasis on the effects that these issues have on children. Live and
work in a communal setting that supports intentional living, service,
spirituality and social justice.
Los Angeles, California
the realities of homelessness in one of the United States’ largest cities.
Explore the stark contrast between corporate L.A. while you live and work on
skid row, a neighborhood of men, women and children experiencing homelessness
located only a few blocks from LA’s financial center. Serve in organizations
focused on empowering marginalized people of this region. Experience an
intentional, communal, and spiritual-oriented lifestyle that focuses on
service and social justice.
Tuba City, Arizona
yourself on a Native American Reservation and learn about a people who are
often isolated. Devote 7 days to the children and families of the reservation
in educational and community development settings. Take this opportunity to
deepen your awareness of social injustice as it relates to the Native
American community. The service work will focus on responding to the needs of
the community. Experience communal living with an emphasis on simplicity,
service, and spirituality.
realities are paradoxical. Come and see one vivid example of the beauty and
ugliness of a country. Immerse yourself in the complexities of Latin America
with our Vincentian family in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia represents a great
opportunity to explore a country that concentrates most of the problems of
Latin America – civil war, drugs, extreme right paramilitary, extreme left
guerrillas, systematic violation of human rights, internal displacement. The
opportunities Colombia offers for this analysis are unique due to its long
history and struggles for peace, justice, and respect for human dignity. The
organizations we are collaborating with have a long, rich experience difficult
to find in other places in the world. Be a part of the St. Vincent DePaul
micro-project through an experience of sharing means and creating a small
into our own backyard and explore the Vincentian mission beyond DePaul
University. Immerse yourself for a week with the Daughters of Charity at
Marillac House to work with youth and learn about grassroots communities
committed to making change in different neighborhoods in the city.
East St. Louis, Illinois
the Daughters of Charity in their powerful ministries in East St. Louis.
Students will stay at the Hubbard House and learn about social issues and life
in East St Louis. Students will be able to grow relationships with others
through a variety of hands-on service. Placements may include: helping at a day
care, working with senior citizens, helping in a soup kitchen, tutoring adults
and children, and working at a homeless shelter.
St. Louis, Missouri
fellow first year students, and learn more about the political, economic,
social and cultural influences that are a part of the everyday reality for the
people of St. Louis. Become a part of the Vincentian spirit of DePaul. The
interaction will be with current post-graduate volunteers in Vincentian
Volunteer Corps program. Service will range from tutoring children, building
projects and accompanying the elderly. Service projects will respond to the
ever-changing needs of the community.
New York, New York
into an urban community to learn more about the political, economic, social and
cultural influences that are a part of the everyday reality for the people of
this community. In the past service has included working with children and/or
families in building projects, cleaning projects, education and community
development and faith-based organizations. Our service responds to the
ever-changing needs of the community.
into an urban Philadelphia neighborhood and collaborate with Vincentian and
Daughters of Charity communities in their ministry. Work with children,
families and elderly in education, community development, and faith-based
settings. Learn about the justice issues surrounding urban poverty and how this
community addresses them.
with people experiencing homelessness, and explore the struggles they face.
Learn about the complex underpinnings of this issue and how different
organizations address it. Service includes soup kitchen, shelters, and
transitional living homes.
MD is right outside our nation’s capital. Immerse yourself in the ministries of
the Daughters of Charity in Bladensburg, MD. Serve at health centers, St. Ann’s
Infant and Maternity home, Elizabeth Seton High School, and ESL classes. Learn
about the role the Daughters of Charity play in health care reform and
the heart of the rural South, the Okolona immersion examines issues
of race, education, and poverty. Work with students in learning programs &
athletics, a thrift store and other physical labor projects.
the American civil rights movement-past, present and future. Work with
children with severe developmental disabilities, tutor and mentor students in
K-8 school; serve senior residents in a skilled nursing facility.
New Orleans, Louisiana
is a great deal of rebuilding efforts occurring in New Orleans in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina. This immersion offers students the opportunity to engage
in service with the community in their rebuilding efforts. Service will be
physically demanding (cleanup of neighborhoods, removing sheetrock, and
clearing of debris are possible service opportunities). However, our service
responds to the ever-changing needs of the community. Applicants should be
aware of the strenuous nature of this immersion before making it a top choice.
Join our Vincentian family,
and learn about Fredrick Ozanam, the founder of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
In Cincinnati you will connect and engage with poverty and justice issues. Some
of the engagement activities may include the following: home visits with St.
Vincent de Paul members, preparing and sharing a meal with residents of the
West End or Over-the-Rhine, or participating in a hip-hop dance class.