Spirituality + Service

Notre Dame AmeriCorps members commit to a year of intentional service, using education as a tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity.

Focus Areas

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

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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.

Intentional Service

Notre Dame AmeriCorps members serve in the spirit of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who uphold the following values:

1. We proclaim by our lives even more than by our words that God is good.
2. We honor the dignity and sacredness of each person.
3. We educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world.
4. We commit ourselves to community service.
5. We embrace the gift of diversity.
6. We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve.
7. We develop holistic learning communities which educate for life.

Program Benefits

Through our partnership with AmeriCorps, we provide volunteers with the following benefits

Living Allowance

A living allowance of $15,100 is distributed biweekly over the 11 month service period. This comes out to be roughly $629.17 biweekly before taxes.

Childcare Assistance

Members are eligible to receive child care assistance, which covers up to the state’s local market rate for child care fees. For more information about childcare assets visit the Gap Solutions website.

Segal Education Award

Upon successful completion of their service, members receive an education award of $6,395 (taxable).

The Segal Education Award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education.

Health Care

NDA members are eligible to enroll in our health insurance plan.

Student Loan Forbearance

Members can place qualified student loans into forbearance during their service.

The National Service Trust will pay the interest that accrues on qualified loans during the time a person is in service. To learn more, visit the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award website.

Development and Training

  • Orientation: Local Site Directors lead orientations at the beginning of the service term.
  • Team meetings:  Placements include regular training on relevant topics each month.
  • Mid-Year Conference: Members participate in workshops, engage in reflections, and hear from keynote speakers.

Places Where We Serve

Members have many options when choosing a placement site. Search for service site by interest area or location to see the best fit for you.

Notre Dame-AmeriCorps, 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.