I am so grateful for the opportunity to stay involved with the Augustinian Volunteers as a member of the Advisory Board and by being part of the annual orientation for new volunteers. Through my involvement as an alumna, I am able to stay connected to the Augustinian Volunteer and broader Augustinian community, and to find ways to integrate my AV experience into my life and career now. My experience with the AVs was very formative and transformative. The values and lessons I learned during my AV year, particularly the values of hospitality and community, have become very influential in my life, so I am glad to be able to contribute to making the AV experience possible for others. It is inspiring to meet the new volunteers each year, and to see their energy and commitment. It is also exciting to see the AV program evolve and grow, while remaining rooted in its Augustinian values and mission.