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Mercy Volunteers live in a fully furnished house or apartment in communities of 3-5. MVC covers rent and all utilities during your year of service.


From Orientation in August to your service site, during your year of service, to all retreats, and back home again after your year of service is complete. During your time of service, MVC provides a car and gas stipend or public transportation for travel within your city.


Volunteers receive both personal and community stipends. Community members pool the community stipends to purchase groceries and household items. Volunteers choose how to use their personal stipend.

Health Insurance

Mercy Volunteers receive health insurance through Catholic Volunteer Network. Volunteers can also be reimbursed if already covered.

Student Loan Deferment

Most Mercy Volunteers are able to defer their loans during the year by providing proof of commitment to their lender. Please contact your lender to verify.

Professional Growth and Development

Develop your skills and gain new experience at your service site that can be helpful in obtaining employment or continuing your education after your volunteer experience.

Personal Growth

Through four retreats, community living, and building relationships with the Mercy Community, Mercy Volunteers come to a deeper understanding of themselves and their values.

Education Discounts

Volunteers who successfully complete their year of service are eligible for a number of educational discounts.
View a complete list here.

Social Justice

MVC offers unique opportunities to engage social justice issues, particularly related to Mercy’s Critical Concerns of Earth, Immigration, Non-Violence, Racism and Women.

Education Award

Those serving in one of our US locations will be eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The award can be used to repay qualifying student loans, such as subsidized and unsubsidized loans backed by the federal government, or for future educational expenses at eligible schools. Currently the amount of the award is $6895 for 1700 hours of service. Volunteers will also be eligible for loan forbearance during their year with MVC. View more information about the education award here.


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