“ We are all one family in the world. Building a community that empowers everyone to attain their full potential through each of us respecting each other’s dignity, rights and responsibilities makes the world a better place to live. ” - Pope John Paul II
Whether you are a newly graduated high school student, someone coming to the end of your teaching career, or somewhere in between, there is a Marist mission that could use your unique skills and experience. A person who applies to MVA does so because they have an interest in working with children and young people and they wish to share in the Marist mission in a unique way
In January, 2017 Celeste spent six weeks volunteering for the Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI) in Rome, Italy. FMSI promotes innovative thinking and practical initiatives for the benefit of children and young people, especially those considered most vulnerable and neglected.
In July 2016 Peter returned to the New Horizons centre in Vietnam for his third volunteering stint. An experienced teacher with a rich background working with students, Peter returned for two months and worked in various roles within the centre assisting students and teachers. The New Horizons project is run by the Brothers with the assistance of two staff and volunteers. It provides learning opportunities to young people from this under-resourced and developing area that is located 15km to the west of Ha Noi city.
Ben and Rosie (both pictured) travellws through Asia and also volunteered at the New Horizons Centre, Vietnam in November and December, 2016. The New Horizons project is run by the Brothers with the assistance of two staff and volunteers. It provides learning opportunities to young people from this under-resourced and developing area that is located 15km to the west of Ha Noi city.
Spending Christmas 2016 in India, Max volunteered at Operation Rainbow located in the countries south. Operation Rainbow, a Marcellin Trust project, was established in 2003 by the Marist Brothers to provide support to families and children affected by HIV. It works with families in their own settings and assists them access resources available within their local communities.
Young Marist Solidarity Experience
The Young Marist Solidarity Experience is for Marist school leavers to have the opportunity to live and work in a Marist community overseas for a 2 month placement in the year following the completion of their Year 12 studies. Positions typically include a wide range of tasks including tutoring in English, ICT and PE, and general assistance in and around formal schools and non-formal education centres.
The Solidarity Experience is for young Marists who after they leave school, express a desire to stay connected to the Australian Marist Community and involve themselves in initiatives across the province.
A skilled volunteer is someone who has recognizable skills and experience and wishes to offer these to a community. This frequently involves teachers who wish to take leave and teach abroad for a minimum of one school term, but also includes white collar professionals in capacity building positions.
MVA offers two unique internships with the first opportunity here at Marist Solidarity Brisbane (MSol). The Brisbane based MSol team has the capacity to offer insightful internships to anyone who has wanted to gain hands on experience in an international aid agency. You will have the opportunity to participant in team meetings; maintain project files and work in all areas of the MSol operations. Interstate applications are encouraged as we have ample accommodation in a Marist house only minutes from the office.