Requirements

BSVM carefully discerns with prospective applicants to determine whether or not an individual will be a good fit for the BSVM community.

Volunteers are:

  • single men or women between the ages of 21 and 30
  • recent college graduates
  • in good physical and psychological health
  • committed to the programs’ 5 pillars: Live Simply, Develop Community, Grow Spiritually, Learn Through Service with Others, and Practice God’s Justice

And are also: 

  • motivated by an open and giving spirit
  • attracted to the mission and charism of the Congregation of Bon Secours
  • interested in practicing justice by building relationships based in service
  • open to reflecting upon the connection between service and spirituality
  • willing to live in community with other volunteers and to live simply during the year of service.

‎“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” –Buddha