Passionist Volunteers International
Director: Fr. Lucian Clark, CP
Goal of Program: Passionist Volunteers International (PVI) appeals to a cross section of people – age, gender and background – inviting them to share their gifts and talents while walking with the poor and accompanying the suffering in a cross-cultural setting. The Volunteers have the opportunity to enrich their lives and enable their service by living in community, sharing spirituality and faith. They serve in collaboration with the Passionist Community with its focus on the Passion of Jesus as found in those suffering among us today.
Type of Placement: Focus – Accompaniment of the poor and suffering: as community’s needs are revealed and volunteers’ interests, abilities and talents are determined, appropriate service ventures and projects emerge. Needs are abundant; possibilities are endless, e.g. classroom/school needs for children and remedial educational needs for adults; clinic-based caring for the sick, visiting the home-bound; training in hygiene and preventive care; youth ministry – organizing, coaching, mentoring; housing – building and repair.
Area of Service: Mandeville, Jamaica West Indies
Length of Service: One year, second year negotiable.