Volunteer Stories

An Ode to FrancisCorps

I honestly feel like a different person than I was 10 months ago. I have been changed by the people I serve, by my coworkers, by my community; I have been changed by God made present today. There are so many gifts that have flowed from this experience, too many to drop in this reflection,…


Love of God

Before FrancisCorps I never thought that I would be a headteacher for middle schoolers. Along the way, I have discovered some personal and professional insights. First, I love working with people, whether one-on-one or in groups and the profession I have chosen (social work) is a good fit for me. Similarly, I have found that…


Value of Kinship

While working in the Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, I give a lot. I cannot count the number of canned goods and pounds of food that have passed though my hands on its way to clients’ bellies. But in all my giving, I also receive. These gifts take many forms—opportunities to build confidence, spiritual…


The Expected and Unexpected

I can truly say that my FrancisCorps year has been the best year of my life! I grew in so many different areas in ways that were both expected and unexpected. To begin on a more personal note, I became so much more aware of my emotions. I was much more in tune with my…


The Constants

There is no set schedule to my day. Some days I walk in and am immediately bombarded by 3-5 clients demanding my attention and assistance. Other days nobody notices me as I scurry off to the office, desperate to finish administrative work that otherwise would never get done. Now that I have been given clients…


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