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Mission Statement

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers partnered with AmeriCorps, a homeland Peace Corps in 1995. NDMVA believes that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity, self-esteem and self-determination. We are committed to helping people hlep themselves. Our goal is to promote and encourage education, commnuity empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony in hopes of producing greater unity, less violence and better informed citizens in our communities.


25 members have served in the agricultural community of Watsonville, CA since September 2004. Members serve as tutors in public schools and alternative school settings.At the Second Harvest Food Bank, members organize the Food for Chidlren Distribution Program, man the hotline referral service for needy families and provide nutrition education. One member works with Friends Outside to design a mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents.

Members receive a living allowance, minimal helath insurance, a childcare subsidy if needed, during the eleven months of service. On completion of a minimum of 1700 hours of service, the member receives an education award. Service is full-time, forty hours per week from September 1 to August 1.



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Would you recommend Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-AmeriCorps?

by Robert M. (December 8, 2012)
After reading the other review, I just wanted to clarify why this organization only offers volunteer housing for individuals in their twenties. That is because this is a program set up for college graduates looking into becoming a teacher.
by Carla H. (April 26, 2009)
Volunteer housing is only offered to individuals in their twenties. Not very "age-friendly".