Notre Dame Mission Volunteers believes that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity, self-esteem, and self-determination. We seek to build community among our members, as well as the people with whom we work by reaching out across culture and class.

Focus Areas

Our work focuses on educating, providing opportunity and building community.


NDMV members and volunteers serve alongside communities to expand access to education. Members provide support in a range of learning environments, including schools and community centers. With NDMV’s participation, learners of all ages are able to receive the individualized instruction that is the key to unlocking their full potential. 

Providing Opportunity

We seek to improve the access to education for communities and individuals in order to help them reach their full potential. We recognize that many factors can limit one’s opportunities. We aim to work alongside these people to find their paths to success.

Building Community

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers builds on the Sisters of Notre Dame tradition of building learning communities. Community partners, members, Sisters, and students strengthen communities every day by learning and serving alongside one another.

Where We Serve

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers serve as volunteers overseas and as AmeriCorps members across the country. Learn more by visiting the Where We Serve Page.

Our Impact

By the numbers


Members since 1995 have served alongside local partners to strengthen communities.


Partnering sites worldwide provide access to education and other vital life resources.


Students served this year who are more ready to achieve their goals.

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”

-Parker Palmer