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Mercy Volunteer Corps offers professional placements in each of the following cities


Baltimore, MD

Nicknamed the Charm City, Baltimore is a diverse city with a rich culture and history to be explored! From historic Fells Point to the infamous Hampden neighborhood, you’ll come to find the uniqueness of the city. The Baltimore community is also fortunate to have a thriving Mercy spirit. The volunteers reside in a row home in the Parkville neighborhood. Two cars and options for public transit… READ MORE

Cincinnati, OH

Situated on rolling hills on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati offers big-city attractions with the small-town flavor of street fairs, festivals, and open markets. You’ll find lots to do in the city’s extensive park system, award-winning museums, top-rated public library system, world-class arts attractions as well as professional and college sports venues. The volunteer community lives in a 3-story… READ MORE

Detroit, MI

Rich in diversity, Detroit contains a notable network of peace and justice advocates and service providers. The Mercy presence is strong in Detroit with a network of ministries, Sisters of Mercy, Associates, Companions, and MVC alumni. Mercy Volunteers live on the east side of Detroit in close proximity to Belle Isle and Chandler Parks. Volunteers can expect to build rich relationships and grow to… READ MORE

New York City, NY

The Big Apple boasts of cultural and recreational experiences that are not to be missed! Our NYC Mercy Volunteers enjoy outdoor festivals and movie nights in the city’s many parks during the warmer months and museums, cultural events, and the spectacular Christmas and New Year activities during the colder months. Volunteers live in an apartment in Astoria, with several parks withinREAD MORE 

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is rich in both its history and its diversity. Best known for its neighborhoods, historical sites, pop-up gardens, events, and food, Philadelphia is a popular East Coast destination. Volunteers live in an apartment in the Chinatown section of the city within walking distance to great restaurants, parks, historical sites, galleries, many outdoor festivals, and even some of our service sites! VolunteersREAD MORE

Sacramento, CA

Located in the Great Central Valley, Sacramento is the state capital and nicknamed the City of Trees. Situated at the confluence of two beautiful rivers, this city provides easy access to many other delightful attractions. San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite are all close by! The climate in Sacramento ranges from mild winters to gorgeous springs, hot summers, and amazing falls with trees… READ MORE

Savannah, GA

Savannah is a charming southern city located on the Georgia coast. The Sisters of Mercy have ministered here since 1845 and sponsor healthcare facilities, various outreach agencies, and a high school. With a pedestrian-friendly layout, innovative urban design, and various parks, volunteers can enjoy a leisurely stroll in downtown Savannah. The city provides diverse attractions and is knownREAD MORE


Benson, VT

Located in the beauty of Vermont’s Green Mountains, the 39 acres of wooded land, raised bed gardens, and animals are ideal for connecting with nature. The mission of Mercy Ecospirituality Center is to inspire reverence for Earth and to work toward the sustainability of life by acting in harmony with all creation…READ MORE

Commitment: Eight weeks in the summer
Examples of responsibilities: Tend to vegetable/flower gardens, care for animals (sheep, chickens, bees), assist at farmers market, hospitality & programs for retreatants.

McAllen, TX

Located in the southernmost part of Texas bordering Mexico, ARISE Adelante serves families who live among fifty colonias within Hidalgo County of the Rio Grande Valley. Within its four centers, ARISE Adelante promotes the personal development and empowerment of the immigrant community, especially women, children and youth, through educational programs that strengthen their community and civic participation…READ MORE

Language: Basic Spanish is preferred, but not required
Commitment: Eight weeks in the summer
Responsibilities: Assist with the summer program which hosts both educational and fun activities for the youth of the colonias, meet families of the center and listen to their stories, develop a greater understanding about issues at the border through educational tours and conversations, assist at Catholic Charities’ Humanitarian Respite Center as needed


Georgetown, Guyana (South America)

Guyana is located on the northern coast of South America, between Venezuela and Suriname, and is known as the land of many waters. The climate is tropical as it sits below sea level and lies just 7º N of the Equator. Known for its cultural and biodiversity, Guyana is a Caribbean nation and the only English-speaking country in South America. Due to recent decades of economic decline and high immigration rates, Guyana is now among the most impoverished nations in the Western Hemisphere. The volunteers live together in a house in Georgetown, the capital city. The home is furnished with essentials and is simple yet comfortable. It is located near local mini bus routes, open air markets, and the sea wall.

Language: English
Commitment: 1 year
Ministries: Education, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Care, Arts, Music, Dance, and Sports

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