Hi there! My name is Caroline Kirk and I graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in Politics and minor in Religious Studies. I grew up in Tallahassee, FL and am happy to still be a Virginian after college now that we are living in Richmond. In my free time, I can be found on long walks or runs, practicing yoga, reading for fun and often about spirituality, and enjoying my friendships and communities.
I was drawn to Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry the moment I read about their mission at a UVA career fair. The phrase “radical solidarity” had been circling within me for the last two years of college and to see it on the website felt like a guidepost I should certainly follow. After five months home during the beginning of the pandemic I felt convicted that I should do something urgent to the moment after graduation. Why not use my able body and convicted spirit to serve? I hope to grow in humility and courage this year while living in radical solidarity. At Cristo Rey Richmond High School, I am beginning to see this will be a choice I make every moment of every day. I believe we can choose who and how we want to be in the world, and I am hoping to cultivate my practices of solidarity, justice, and unconditional love.