Marist Volunteers

Marist volunteering

Marist volunteering is an effective tool for building a culture of encounter between nations and peoples; it is a powerful instrument for sharing knowledge, skills and values, which contribute significantly to  the reduction of poverty. All the parties involved, those who send to the mission, those who receive and the volunteers themselves, are connected and focused, with well-defined roles and agreements. As Marists, with openness and simplicity, we are available at the local or global level, beyond geographical or provincial boundaries; we know the world in its constant transformation and we face the challenges of today; we abandon the culture of the “ego” and we promote the culture of the “echoes”, reducing the scandal of indifference and social inequality; we are agents of change, bridge builders, messengers of peace, committed to the transformation of life and of the immediate situations in which we are present; we are not afraid to take risks on the periphery, in defence of the poorest and most vulnerable.

Marist voluntary service is situated in the perspective of availability for free and generous service, following the example of Jesus of Nazareth: “I am among you as one who serves” (Lk 22,27). Jesus places service as a commitment, as a promotion and defence of life. He told us: “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mk 10:45).

Marist: The Marist being manifests a particular style or identity of life. We develop fraternity through community life, the experience of a spirituality that springs from the heart and a service in solidarity from the perspective of the rights and the empowerment of the volunteers and the beneficiaries of the mission.

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