Guide for Marist Volunteers

“I slept and dreamed that the life is full of joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy” (Khalil Gibran)

Guide for Marist Volunteers

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The Institute recognises that volunteering is one form of sharing in Marist life and mission. It creates possibilities for and promotes volunteering at both the intra-provincial and inter-provincial levels.

This attitude grounds the following statements:

  • Volunteers choose freely to participate in a community experience and carry out a ministry.
  • An organised and well-defined process is needed for people to be volunteers; specific formation and continuous Accompaniment are required.
  • Marist volunteer work is done mainly within the Marist Institute and sometimes with partner organisations.
  • Volunteers need to have the necessary aptitudes and dispositions for engaging in ministry.
  • Volunteers take on commitments and responsibilities in the host community and work teams.
  • Volunteers are invited to make a journey of personal growth and maturing in faith, both integral to their life project.