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. A calendar of events and RSVP information can be found here.
ALUMNI EVENTS BY MERCY VOLUNTEER CORPS
November 19, 2021: Winter Trivia Join us for an Alumni Trivia Night on Friday, at 7:30 pm EST. Sign up as an individual and we will match you with a team or pull together your own team of 3-4 alumni friends!
January 21-22, 2022: Virtual Alumni Retreat All alumni are invited to join MVC the evening of Friday and Saturday for our virtual alumni retreat! It will be facilitated by Mercy Companion, Sue LaVoie. The theme for the retreat is “There is Always Light” and will be explored through storytelling, prayer, and shared reflection. We are pleased to offer this opportunity at no cost. However, should you choose to donate to a volunteer’s extending the circle or a volunteer community, you are welcome to do so. and will provide an opportunity to connect with your fellow MVC Alumni and seek the light in every one of us. Email Marissa at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The deadline to register is January 16th.
February 10, 2022: Enneagram Webinar Join other MVC Alumni and Mercy Volunteers in an Enneagram Webinar with Christine Eberle. The event starts at 7 pm EST / 4 pm PST. Email Marissa at email@example.com to register.
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.