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

Jake Moran

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.

Lacey Green

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

Elizabeth Broussard

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

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 ...

Rosanna Fiasche

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

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Thursday | September 20 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Geddes Hall Andrews Auditorium

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From our Blog

  • Hope, Joy, and Resilience
    by David on September 14, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    In our latest blog post, we talk to 2014-15 Dominican Volunteer Sarah Hammel. Sarah served as a Refugee Resettlement Specialist at Catholic Charities Atlanta and was recently appointed to the Dominican Volunteers USA board. Thank you for your service and continued Dominican witness, Sarah!  1. Give us some background. How have you been shaped by the Dominican mission and Dominican life? Why […]

  • "It Is Better to Speak"
    by David on September 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

     Homily of Dominican Volunteers USA  Codirector Megan Rupp from  DVUSA Closing Retreat Mass in July 2018:DVUSA Codirector Megan RuppWhen I was preparing for this over the last couple weeks, I was laboring over what to say. I thought long and hard about what was said at the closing mass of my volunteer year. I was granted some comfort when I realized that I didn’t remember any […]

  • Living in Relationship and Interconnectedness
    by David on August 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    August 8, 2018 Feast of St. Dominic Allison Beyer DVUSA Orientation Commissioning Mass Mariandale Retreat CenterDVUSA Codirector Allison BeyerIn today’s Gospel (MT 15: 21-28) we meet a woman who has a name but her name was not recorded. Her name, like millions of women before and after her, is lost to us. Her actions and impact are not. It is precisely because of her audacity and […]

  • Relationship is the Heart of Ministry
    by David on August 29, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    DV Sean PuzzoOur first blog post from our 2018-19 Dominican Volunteers comes from second year volunteer Sean Puzzo. Sean serves at the St. Francis Center, a center for low-income families in Redwood City California. Thank you for your service Sean!"At the Dominican Volunteers Opening Retreat we reflected on the phrase “relationship is at the heart of ministry.” It’s a […]

  • "That's what volunteers do"
    by David on August 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Our latest blog post comes from Dominican Sister and Dominican Volunteers USA Board Member, Sister Mary Kremer.Sister Mary Kremer OPSister Mary shares a conversation with the 2017-18 Chicago volunteers that exemplified St. Dominic’s mission.Thank you for your service and Dominican example Sister Mary."Several months ago, I invited myself for supper to the House of Connections in Chicago […]