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

Elizabeth Broussard

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.

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 ...

Rosanna Fiasche

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.

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From our Blog

  • A Dominican Wedding
    by David on October 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    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 […]

  • "Act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God"
    by David on October 5, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    In our latest blog post, we talk to Sister Pat Stringer, a Caldwell Dominican Sister from Caldwell New Jersey. Sister Pat was recently appointed to the DVUSA Corporate Board and reflects on the significance  of DVUSA and the ministries that have shaped her own  Dominican journey.Thank you for your Dominican witness, Sister Pat! Sister Pat Stringer1. Give us some background. How […]

  • Communities, Both Big and Small
    by David on September 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Our latest blog post comes from Dominican Volunteer. Jake is a member of the House of Connections community in Chicago and reflects on his communities, both near and far.Thank your for your service Jake.DV Jake Moran"Sometimes if you don’t take the time to sit down and reflect on life and experience, it seems that there’s nothing to say about it, nothing noteworthy about what has […]

  • 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 […]