In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, the mission of the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers is to invite young adults into a process of transformation through companionship with people who are living in poverty and are marginalized.
We are a community of faith and action that responds to the Gospel call in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. We are young men and women, ages 22-30, who serve the elderly, homeless, developmentally disabled, troubled youth and those who are living in poverty. Our year-long program offers an opportunity for spiritual, emotional, professional growth, and a way of discerning and living one’s Christian vocation.
The Five Core Values of the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
Being in relationship with those who are poor & marginalized.
We believe in the mutuality of relationships. To be in right relationship, we must open ourselves to the gift that each one has to offer us, especially those who are living on the margins.
Prayerful reflection based on the Gospel
Leading an intentional life at CVV includes weekly community gatherings to receive informed input, to participate in ongoing theological reflection on our work, and to commit to prayer, both communal and personal.
Daily, we find a need to die to self so as to respond to others. CVV focuses on community life that recognizes this need and supports our day-to-day work of companioning people who are experiencing great needs.
Transformative experience for young adults
Transformation is not something that happens once; it is an ongoing openness to a conversion of the heart that occurs gradually over time as a result of reflecting on our life experiences in light of our relationship with God. This transformation leads us to witnessing new life to friends, family and the world.
Companionships with others
When we enter into companionship with others (be it those experiencing poverty, peers, former volunteers, broad community of staff and friends, other Vincentian organizations, agencies, and more) we realize that we have the support we need to live a more fully integrated life.