Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati is an 11-month-long, faith-based residential service program that provides young professionals ages 21-30 an opportunity to live in faith, grow in friendship and serve in solidarity by giving deeply of themselves to their neighbors in need. VVCs live in intentional community and serve full-time in St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati’s West End Outreach Center and Service Learning Center, providing both direct and indirect service to our neighbors in need.
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 bilingual promotional materials and assist Conference Vincentians in their communications with Spanish speaking neighbors. This position will be complemented with a full-time position with our Social Services team.
Home located down the street from service placement. Each volunteer will have their own bedroom with shared bathrooms, kitchen, and living space.
Community Living Opportunity
Benefits: monthly personal stipend, education award upon program completion to apply toward student loans or future schooling, personal and spiritual formation in the Vincentian tradition, health insurance, vehicle access for program-related and community activities, room and board (utilities included) at the fully furnished VVC house, professional development and career exploration, assistance in seeking loan deferment, monthly cell phone reimbursement, wireless internet access.
Timing of Service Opportunity: Specific duration
Fulltime required?: Yes
Required time commitment: 11 months
Required language for volunteers:
Insurance: Health insurance offered through the Catholic Volunteer Network; renter's insurance provided