be of service wherever you are.

be of service wherever you are.

be of service wherever you are.

-St Catherine of Siena

to be a servant of God, every place is the right place and every time is the right time.

to be a servant of God, every place is the right place and every time is the right time.

to be a servant of God, every place is the right place
and every time is the right time.

- St Catherine of Siena

be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire

be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire

be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire

-St Catherine of Siena
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Dominican Volunteers USA

Dominican Volunteers USA searches for new frontiers for the faith by inviting men and women to walk with us in mission as volunteers. Through our program, lay men and women to volunteer for a 10-12 month in mission while living in intentional Dominican community. Together, we respond to the needs of our sisters and brothers, especially those who are poor and marginalized. We live out the Dominican mission of proclaiming the gospel through our ministry, common life, prayer and study within a diverse, intergenerational community.

The Four Pillars of our Life

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    ministry

    The challenge of loving God and neighbor embraced as a way of life.

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    study

    Study enables us to search out the truth in our times, especially the issues that affect those we serve.

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    prayer

    Our lives are nourished by God’s Word as spoken in sacred scripture, celebrated in the Eucharist, and encountered in everyday life.

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    community

    We live together and pray together and share a common vision in the ministry of Preaching the Gospel.

Current Volunteers 2017-2018

Rosanna Fiasche

Bronx, NY. Ministry: Siena House.
Assists homeless mothers and their small children.

Sean Puzzo

Long Island, NY.
Ministry: Dominican Youth Movement USA.
Assistant to director, Website and Graphic Designer.

Life as a Dominican Volunteer

In our most recent blog post, volunteer Kayla Grodzicki gives us a glimpse of her daily life as a DV. Kayla serves as a domestic violence counselor at Sarah’s Inn, a domestic violence shelter in Chicago. This blog post is from her personal blog which ...

Elizabeth Broussard

Bronx, NY. Ministry: Siena House.
Assists homeless mothers and their small children.

Lacey Green

Bronx, NY. Ministry: Siena House.
Assists homeless mothers and their small children.

Jake Moran

Bronx, NY. Ministry: Siena House.
Assists homeless mothers and their small children.

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From our Blog

  • "The Holy Spirit is palpably present"
    by David on December 7, 2018 at 3:08 pm

     In our most recent blog post, 2014- 15 Dominican Volunteer Juan Miguel Alvarez reflects on his recent trip to the Vatican to witness the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Juan Miguel also  tells of his spiritual encounter with Pope Francis and how both men  continue to shape his faith […]

  • Finding My True Self
    by David on November 19, 2018 at 10:33 am

    In our latest blog post, Dominican Volunteer Rosanna Fiasche shares how she is discovering herself and her ministry and community.Rosie serves as a counselor at Immaculate Conception Academy Cristo Rey High School in San Francisco California.Hello Everyone! Six months ago or so, I made the decision to leave my family in Chicago to travel halfway across the United States to San […]

  • Responding To the Needs of our Brothers and Sisters
    by David on November 2, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    The bus“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire” (St. Catherine of Siena).Our Dominican Volunteers USA Mission Statement calls us to “respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters especially those who are poor and marginalized.” In our most recent blog post, Dominican Sister Bernadine Karge OP shares that one of the ways she responds to this call […]

  • Life as a Dominican Volunteer in Redwood City, California
    by David on October 26, 2018 at 11:32 am

    DV Elizabeth BroussadHello friends, family, and Dominican community,Impossible as it may be, it is the beginning of my eleventh week here in Redwood City, California. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and work here so far, and know I will continue to do so. While I have had the chance to talk to a few of you about my volunteer work and my life here on the West Coast, many of you may still be […]

  • A Dominican Wedding
    by David on October 17, 2018 at 10:42 am

    In our latest blog post, DV Kelly Litt (2014 -2015) shares some wedding news! Kelly Litt with husband Justin ParrettMy name is Kelly Litt and I served as a Dominican Volunteer from 2014-2015 in New York City. I ministered with the Dominican Leadership Conference NGO to the United Nations and had the privilege to learn from and work with the incredible Margaret Mayce, OP. My time at the United […]