Mercy Volunteers promote social change by working as case managers, program and activities coordinators, housing specialists, outreach specialists, personal development coaches, and client advocates in economically poor and socially marginalized communities. Social services experience is available for homeless outreach, immigration and refugee services, community organizing, policy, foster care youth, and elderly care.
Mercy Volunteers serving in the social services field gain professional experience at reputable organizations across the U.S. and South America. Each of these positions is supported by a site supervisor who ensures that our volunteer is gaining meaningful skills and experience and providing ongoing professional development. After their year of service, a significant number of our volunteers are offered full-time positions at their service sites or decide to further their education with education discounts for MVC alumni!
All Mercy Volunteers are provided with housing, transportation, monthly stipends, quarterly retreats, and more! Volunteers live together in community with a commitment to social justice, spiritual growth, and simple/sustainable living.