“To me, the relationships formed in this community are a symbol of the relationship between God and humanity. They are the tactile representations of the spiritual and the way I can understand God’s love for me.”
- a Franciscan Community Volunteer


During their 11 months of post-grad, long-term service the Franciscan Community Volunteers are invited to:

  • enter into a process of companionship with the poor, including practicing simplicity, in the Spirit of Saints Francis and Clare
  • work closely with the poor and marginalized, dedicated to serving and advocating on their behalf
  • share in community living supported by prayer, reflection and discussion on the Gospel

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The FCV program is a member of
Catholic Volunteer Network 
& Franciscan Service Network


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Serving in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, Franciscan Community Volunteers (FCV) is a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota. Volunteers are not expected to be Catholic, though the program is rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition and volunteers are asked to have an openness to participating in this environment.
To learn more about the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, MN, visit www.fslf.org