Benefits

Living Expenses

All costs associated with daily living are paid for by the Augustinian Volunteer program, including food, household items and gas for shared community vehicles.

Housing

Volunteers live in a fully furnished house or apartment. All utilities, including wireless internet, are provided.

Health Insurance

Volunteers are offered the opportunity to obtain health insurance coverage through the the Augustinian Volunteers during their term of service.

Travel

Once a volunteer arrives in Philadelphia for orientation, the Augustinian Volunteers provides transportation to the volunteer’s service city, home for winter vacation (domestic volunteers only), to and from retreats and home at the end of the experience.

Personal Stipend

Each volunteer receives a small bi-weekly stipend.

Transportation

Shared community vehicles and/or public transportation passes are provided for the purposes of commuting to and from the volunteers’ service sites and engaging in community activities.

Training

All volunteers attend an eight day orientation during which they gain the practical tools needed to succeed as an AV. Each partnering service site also assigns a supervisor to journey with the volunteer during their experience.

Education

Many graduate programs offer tuition discounts or scholarships for volunteer alumni. For a complete list visit Catholic Volunteer Network.

Professional Experience

Augustinian Volunteers gain professional experience in education, campus ministry, social services or health care, as well as a variety of skills applicable in nearly any professional setting.

Spiritual Growth

Opportunities for spiritual growth are integrated into the volunteer experience, including three retreats, regular interaction with local Augustinian friars and spiritual accompaniment from the AV staff.

Explore a New City

Most volunteers serve in cities that are new to them! The volunteer experience is intended to give each individual an opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and learn more about a new part of the country or world.

Augustinian Family

Starting the first day of orientation, volunteers are welcomed into the Augustinian family. Many AVs make lifelong friends and become part of a personal and professional network of like-minded individuals.