• Names and faces
    by David on May 25, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    DV Sydney BoyerOur latest blog post comes from Dominican Volunteer Sydney Boyer.Sydney serves at the Opening Word, a literacy and job readiness center for immigrant women in Amityville New York and shares how her personal experiences with her students have reshaped her understanding of immigration. When I talk about my year of service, friends and family are normally fascinated by my living with […]

  • Our Nature’s Fire
    by David on April 27, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Allison Beyer, Co-director, Dominican Volunteers USAAs we approach the feast day of our Dominican St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican Volunteers USA shares the words of our Co-Director, Allison Beyer, from our annual celebration and benefit last Saturday. Like St. Catherine, Allison challenges each of us to be who we are meant to be and set the world on fire. We are inspired by Allison’s […]

  • "I hope my students are inspired"
    by David on April 26, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    DV Julia ButtsOur latest blog post comes from  Dominican Volunteer Julia Butts. Julia reflects on her experience as a religious education  teacher at  the St. Francis Center, a center for low-income families in Redwood City, California and the awe-inspiring privilege to offer life lessons to her fourth grade students.As a DV, I wear three hats: religious education teacher, English […]

  • “It is beneath human dignity to lose one’s individuality and become a mere cog in the machine”
    by David on April 13, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Our latest blog post comes from 2017-18 Dominican Volunteer Niki Klco.DV Niki KlcoNiki serves at the Siena House, a homeless shelter for young mothers and their children in the Bronx New York. She reflects on this systemic obstacles that homeless people face and the necessity of recognizing the humanity of each and every person.In this day in age being homeless is not just for the poor. With rent […]

  • “I’ve been given a rare gift: about an hour everyday where all I can do is sit"
    by David on April 5, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Our latest blog post comes from Dominican Volunteer Gabrielle Smith, who serves as a counselor at Immaculate Conception Academy Cristo Rey High School in San Francisco California.Gabrielle shares how the daily tedious task commuting has given her a new understanding in appreciation for the Dominican Pillar of Study.Dominican Volunteer Gabrielle SmithThe Bay Area Rapid Transit of San Francisco.One […]