We invite you to join us as companions on the journey, supporting a process of transformation through companionship with those who are poor and marginalized!
“Reflection and discussion is not isolated to Fridays, but is in our dinners, on walks, and in conversations. It is full of unexpected emotional, mental, and spiritual depth. Often when we’re discussing devastating social issues I am awed and uplifted by the speakers and coworkers who have committed their lives to shaping their vision of the world, where people are truly loved”. - Sophia, CVV27 (2021-2022)
"I came into my volunteer year with 18 years of Catholic education yet I have never been more challenging of my faith and at the same time felt more grounded in my faith than I have this year. While on retreats, I have learned that it is through questioning and doubtful times that faith gains its depths. God has his own time and his own plan but by living in that uncertainty and walking with blind faith, the love of God is revealed." - Claudia, CVV27 (2021-2022)
"I am realizing more and more how impactful my year of CVV was. Thank you, thank you a million times over. CVV changed my life in countless ways….CVV taught me how to think critically about what's happening in our world…I really miss the focus on simplicity and serving, on intentionally seeking Christ in others…I learned how to live in intentional community. I miss it terribly. It was not always easy, but it was always rewarding…CVV instilled in me a desire to be with those who are oppressed, abandoned, suffering, and I hope I can do something good as a social worker!... I want to continue meeting people where they're at and showing compassion. Maybe I can't always solve their problems but walking the journey with them might lessen a burden. Our trip to the border and CAD days, our R&D activities, along with my service at Urban Peak convinced me of this." Jenne, CVV20 (2014-2015)
"This community of people is food for me on my life journey. I learned a new way to walk, talk and show my love. The skills I learned and continue to learn from this group center on discovering who I am and how I want to live my life." Mike, CVV17 (2011-2012)
"CVV changed my life in ways I can't describe. Every year removed, I still see glimpses of what I experienced and learned (from you). I would never have pursued my MSW if it wasn't for CVV." Joelle, CVV16 (2010-2011)
"As a volunteer at Anchor, I was able to gain valuable career experience, make lifelong friendships, and spend time with some amazing children. Anchor serves visually impaired infants, toddlers, and their families. Teachers and therapists work with students on their visual development, auditory development, orientation and mobility: including cane travel and social skills and much more. I was inspired by the students at Anchor every single day to try new things. While I was at Anchor, I got to watch students take their first steps in many ways. I served as a teachers assistant and administrative assistant. I offered support in the classroom, maintained daily charts, assisted in fundraising events and worked on continuous improvement projects over the course of my time at Anchor. The students and staff taught me more than I could have imagined and. Anchor opened my eyes to a world of light, love, and joy. I am extremely grateful to CVV for facilitating this experience for me and the other volunteers. This experience has changed me forever." Molly, CVV25 (2010-2020)