What we believe

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

We are committed to helping people help themselves. Our goal is to promote and encourage education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony.

Who we are

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers (NDMV) was founded in 1992 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

NDMV promotes literacy and education. We place volunteers  with communities around the world.

In 1995, NDMV partnered with AmeriCorps to form Notre Dame – AmeriCorps (NDA). Now over 400 NDA members serve  in 24 cities each year.

In 2006, NDMV began Notre Dame – International (NDI). NDI places volunteers with Sisters abroad. The volunteers educate and train women and children. In 2016, the Boulangerie Notre Dame launched in Les Cayes, Haiti. Visit our International page for more information.

How we serve

NDMV teams serve with local partners to expand access to education. NDMV’s primary approach is to offer small-group and 1-on-1 instruction. Members serve in crowded classrooms and community centers.

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 professional development in the form of biweekly team meetings, a training conference in Maryland, and opportunities for additional training and retreats.

See more information here.