The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Franciscan Community Volunteers is to invite young adults into a process of companionship with the poor in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare.
Franciscan Community Volunteers are committed Christians, ages 21-30. They seek to fulfill this mission through a 11-month program of direct service and advocacy with those who are poor and share community living supported by prayer, reflection and discussion on the Gospel. As a unique experience in the Catholic tradition, the volunteers will not only serve those living in the margins, but also discover some of the ways in which poor people reveal the message of the Gospel. Franciscan Community Volunteers work in cooperation with and share the charism of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota. The Franciscan Community Volunteer Program is located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.