Volunteer Stories

Growth Through Service

I usually begin my day by waking up at 8:30am, do prayer and journal. At 9:20ish, I meet my community mates Janet and Miriam at the dining table where I usually try to eat a quick breakfast and have tea. At around 9:45, we all carpool towards Northside CYO. The morning drives are usually filled…


A Grateful Heart

Depending on the hat I am wearing for the day at Francis House, I either work with administration or work as a caregiver. When I am an administrator, my typical day starts with preparing and making breakfast for the residents. Each resident can order whatever they would like for breakfast including omelet’s, pancakes, poached eggs,…


The Good Behind the Lows

My day as a FrancisCorps volunteer starts around 6:30 am, when I get up to pray, eat breakfast, and ride with Olav, Miranda, and Olav’s coworker to our service sites. I arrive at work, Catholic Charities Emergency Services around 8 am. When I arrive at work, I check my email and then review my “bible”,…


A Little Chaos, A Lot of Love

The day to day at CYO is always a bit chaotic. I have definitely grown in flexibility and patience in my time here and am always being challenged to try new things outside of my comfort zone. My tasks usually include employment services, helping teach citizenship classes, accompanying clients to the DMV, and coordinating and…


Stepping Into Joseph’s Shoes

The most consistent part of a day at Joseph’s House for Women is singing “Baby Shark” at least once (or five times) a day. No two days look the same at Joseph’s House, and there is beauty in that. I think a day at Joseph’s House can best be compared to Joseph trying to get…


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