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Volunteer Blog: Following God’s Plan

April 26, 2017

Discerning a service site is one of the most important, rewarding, and sometimes challenging parts of preparing for the FrancisCorps experience. In her reflection, Veronica shares how through her discernment God’s plan revealed to her where she was called to serve. Click here to read Veronica’s blog: Following God’s Plan

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Volunteer Blog: The Holy Trinity Revealed in Community

April 17, 2017

Finding God in the people you serve, live with, and work with is a crucial component of the FrancisCorps experience.  In her blog post, Nicolette discusses how the Holy Trinity reveals itself in the various communities to which she belongs this year. Click here to read Nicolette’s blog: The Holy Trinity Revealed in Community

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Volunteer Blog: Tackling “What’s Next?”

March 22, 2017

After the FrancisCorps experience, volunteers have so many options to choose from but navigating those next steps can be challenging. Veronica shares her experience of handling the question “what’s next” when the answer isn’t always clear. Click here to read Veronica’s blog: Tackling “What’s Next?”

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The Importance of Community Night

March 10, 2017

Everyday FrancisCorps volunteers share a meal and prayer as a community but once a week they come together to share in community night.  This special night of the week is an opportunity to focus on building community by not just sharing a meal and prayer but also a fun activity.  In Syracuse, the volunteers are […]

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Volunteer Blog: Standing in Awe

March 9, 2017

In building relationships with the people they serve, FrancisCorps volunteers discover that communication, in its many forms, is so important. In this blog update, Nina explores her experience of learning to communicate with the children she serves and how it applies to how she communicates with everyone. Click here to read Nina’s blog: Standing in […]

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Kaitlyn of FC 18 Syracuse: Baking at Francis House

March 8, 2017

FrancisCorps volunteers fill so many different roles at their service sites.  At Francis House, Kaitlyn bakes cookies and helps prepare meals, getting to know the people she serves better in the process. If you are looking to serve others in a dynamic way, consider a year of service with FrancisCorps after graduation! Interested?  Learn more […]

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Veronica of FC 18 Costa Rica: Hogar Santiago Crespo

March 3, 2017

At Hogar Santiago Crespo, Veronica serves by assisting with physical therapy.  She helps the residents and staff while they participate in exercises individually or in groups.  But what Veronica most enjoys are the opportunities she gets to sit with the residents, hear their stories, and simply be their friend. If you feel yourself being called […]

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Veronica of FC 18 Syracuse: Refugee Resettlement

February 28, 2017

In Syracuse, Veronica is spending her year welcoming refugees to their new home here in the United States.  She supports them in so many different ways whether it be trips to the DMV, help with employment, or helping in the English language classes, Veronica has had the opportunity to connect with people from around the […]

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Nina of FC 18 Costa Rica: Serving at Manos Abiertas

February 24, 2017

In Costa Rica, one of the service sites FrancisCorps volunteers serve at is Manos Abiertas.  Nina describes her day to day experience caring for and providing companionship to children with disabilities. Caring for others, providing for both physical needs as well as love and support, is at the heart of the service you could provided […]

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Meet one of the FrancisCorps Co-Minister!

February 22, 2017

FrancisCorps can be a challenging experience as volunteers adjust to new surroundings and a new commitment to service, prayer, and community.  The FrancisCorps Co-Ministers volunteer their time to help make this transition a bit less stressful by being a source of support.  In Costa Rica, the volunteers are accompanied by Juan Gabriel, a Secular Franciscan, who helps […]

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