As a Volunteer

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers (NDMV) was founded in 1992 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. NDMV promotes literacy and education. Volunteers are placed around the world, promoting and encouraging education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony. In 1995, NDMV partnered with AmeriCorps to form Notre Dame – AmeriCorps (NDA). Now over 400 NDA members serve in more than 25 cities each year. 

Service Opportunities

Teams serve with local partners to expand access to education. Examples of service include:

  • Small group and one-on-one instruction in elementary, middle, and high schools
  • After school enrichment programs
  • Adult education in GED, ESOL, job readiness and literacy programs
  • Educational support in domestic violence and homeless shelters
  • Environmental education

"To serve as a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer is the image of the person I would like to be: energized by my work, sure in my purpose, and spiritually fulfilled with the knowledge that I am making an impact on the lives of others."

Choose Service

Notre Dame AmeriCorps members serve full-time for 11 months. A local site director oversees and supports members. During the service year, AmeriCorps members receive training in the form of biweekly team meetings, a training conference in Maryland and opportunities for additional training and retreats. Benefits of being a volunteer include:

  • A living allowance to cover basic expenses
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Health insurance and childcare
  • Professional development training
  • Three-day NDMV national training conference
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