Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry

A Day In The Life

What does a typical day like for a volunteer?

Volunteers spend 8 hours a day at their respective ministry placement site. Volunteers also commit to prayer, reflection, and community building.

Volunteer Formation: Weekly community gatherings involve a staff member guiding volunteers in reflection and discussion, centered on one of the program pillars. Throughout the year, the program staff and the volunteer community collaborate to make these times fruitful for everyone.  Possibilities include, but are not limited to reading articles and books on social justice and spirituality, reflections on service, watching documentaries, etc.

Community Life Meetings: The volunteer community gathers weekly for meetings to discuss issues relevant to living daily life in the community, and to foster a more intentional lifestyle.

Fun: Volunteers have  lots of opportunities to engage with the community through other volunteer service and social activities. Past volunteers have gotten involved with all sorts of other activities!  From community service events, running groups, alumni clubs, church activities, and community sports teams, volunteers find many fun social activities to meet new people and interact with their communities.

Both houses are located close to downtown, so volunteers often have the chance to attend free festivals and concerts, check out parks, and explore the city without having to go far. Volunteers in Baltimore and Richmond also have a plethora of options for getting out into surrounding areas of nature on the weekends.

Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?  And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’   Matthew 25:37-40

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.