What is intentional community?
Intentional Community is a way of living that promotes the good of the whole community over the good of the individual. It forms the cornerstone of the Augustinian Volunteers. Service to others begins in intentional community as individuals strive to support one another and help each other grow throughout the year. Intentional community requires personal sacrifice but yields personal growth, development, and awareness.
What do I put into intentional community?
Volunteers are expected to approach intentional community with flexibility and openness. Living in intentional community is an opportunity for volunteers to have new experiences and to step outside of their comfort zones. While living in community, volunteers are expected to show respect, compassion, and support to one another. Additionally, it is expected that volunteers enter into community life with a sense of humor!
What do I get out of intentional community?
Community living can be one of the greatest gifts of a volunteer experience. It provides the opportunity for personal growth and increased self-awareness. It allows volunteers to have a strong support network throughout their volunteer year and beyond. Many volunteers cite community living as one of the most powerful parts of their experience.