Volunteers International for Development Education and Solidarity
VIDES volunteer missioners serve together with members of the Salesian family at home and abroad, joining efforts to be transformational leaders in society by living a simple Christ-centered life while serving the poor. VIDES volunteers promote social justice, solidarity, and generosity in sharing and giving of themselves. VIDES USA is part of VIDES INTERNATIONAL, a nonprofit organization that has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. It provides service opportunities worldwide for volunteers between the ages 21 and 35.
Our Volunteers are Missioners striving wholeheartedly to follow Jesus' lead. They venture at home and abroad to make a difference in the lives of people especially youth and women who lack opportunities and who are trapped in the cycles of poverty, hunger, and injustice. Our Missioners are mostly lay young adults who share of their time, talent and treasure with others less fortunate.
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