Volunteers come to serve, yet many say they often received more than they could have imagined while serving. This is because ministry is a relationship- an equal undertaking ┬áthat is to each’s benefit.

Room and Board

DSW Volunteers live together in community in a beautiful former rectory

Monthly Stipend

$110/ month

Healthcare Insurance

Each volunteer is eligible for health insurance provided through the Catholic Volunteer Network

Personal Growth

Four community retreats throughout the year

Spiritual Development and Formation

Professional Development

Professional work experience at top rated nonprofits

Connection to the network of Oblates

Loan Deferment

Volunteers are able to defer loans during their time of service

Credit for Graduate School

Several universities give admission considerations to applicants who have done extended service.