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Mercy Volunteer Corps promotes social change by placing and supporting volunteers for one year of service with people who are experiencing injustices, in any form, in the United States and Guyana, South America. Mercy Volunteers work in education, healthcare, and social services while growing spiritually and living simply in community.

The applicant has chosen you to share more with us as we consider whether Mercy Volunteer Corps and the applicant are compatible. Your candid comments will aid in our discernment process. Feel free to omit any questions that you are not qualified to answer. No applicant will be rejected on the basis of a single reference. This reference, along with the complete application packet, will be reviewed by MVC staff, an application screening committee, and supervisory staff at a potential service site for the applicant.

Please direct questions to Keri at

  • Mercy Volunteer Corps' mission statement: “In partnership with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, members of Mercy Volunteer Corps (MVC) enter into relationship with people who are experiencing injustices, in any form. In a spirit of mutuality, volunteers cultivate mercy and justice in the world by embracing compassionate service, social justice, spiritual growth, and a simple lifestyle in community."
  • Characteristic Evaluation

    Please indicate which description best fits the applicant for each characteristic below. Please use the comment section at the bottom of this page to elaborate on any answer you feel would benefit from an explanation.
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