ALUMNI FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES
MVC’S ALUMNI RETREAT: Every Fall, Mercy Volunteer Corps hosts a weekend long retreat specifically for MVC alumni. Past alumni retreat’s have been held in Sea Isle City, NJ and Cincinnati. This year, we help alumni retreat virtually to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Retreats typically begin on Friday night and conclude by noon on Sunday. MVC staff and speakers present multiple sessions on Mercy, Social Justice, and Spirituality.
MERCY ASSOCIATION: Mercy Associates are lay persons (men, women, non-binary) who commit to carrying the charism of Mercy forward alongside the Sisters of Mercy. Associates commit to a formation process and are assigned a mentor. Time commitments vary by region and are often determined with your mentor. More information can be found here. Please feel free to reach out to staff as well – several members of staff are Mercy Associates and available for mentorship!
MVC EVENTS AND SPEAKER SERIES: Mercy Volunteer Corps hosts multiple virtual events including community spirituality nights and social justice speaker series. Spirituality Nights are interfaith and led by members of the Mercy community. Our speaker series works to highlight our Mercy Critical Concerns and offer educational information on social justice issues.
ALUMNI EVENTS BY MERCY VOLUNTEER CORPS
November 3 -5, 2023: Alumni Retreat We are excited to invite all alumni to join us for an in-person retreat on Friday evening, November 3 through Sunday morning, November 5 in New York City!
The retreat will offer opportunities for connection, reflection, and programming provided by a partnering nonprofit, Retreat to Broadway. The retreat experience and cost includes attending the Broadway show, Kimberly Akimbo. All retreatants will have the opportunity to stay in our volunteer space in Astoria, NY. Please see the registration form for more information here. Space is limited so register soon!
SUPPORT MERCY VOLUNTEERS AND MVC
SUPPORT MERCY VOLUNTEERS: Provide in-city support and hospitality for the Mercy Volunteers near you. Support persons help Mercy Volunteers navigate their new city and their year of service experience. Check if MVC is located in your city then email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HELP RECRUIT FUTURE VOLUNTEERS: Share your MVC experience with students at a college fair (especially your alma mater), recruitment event, or virtual alumni Q&A. Please contact email@example.com to offer help with recruitment efforts.
FUNDRAISE FOR MVC: Speak at your parish about Mercy Volunteer Corps and/or help organize a collection. Ask your friends and family to make a donation in support of Mercy Volunteer Corps.
UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
Mercy Volunteer Corps stores your information in our alumni database. The information in our database is used to email you our monthly newsletter, let you know of events in your area, and mail you resources like our Lenten Reflection booklet.