Mercy Volunteer Corps
Mercy Volunteer Corps (MVC) promotes social change by placing and supporting volunteers for one year of service with people who are poor and marginalized in the U.S. and South America. Mercy Volunteers work in education, healthcare, and social services while living together in a community and growing spiritually. MVC calls volunteers to service characterized by mutuality, respect, and compassion. Rather than "giving to and doing for," service with MVC is about the mutual empowerment of volunteers and clients, both giving and receiving, and advocating with instead of for the people they encounter daily in their service.
In Guyana, volunteers serve at an orphanage, hospital or vocational school for teenagers. Placements are for a one year commitment, with the option to renew for an additional year. The commitment begins in early August of each year.