Tag: appalachia volunteers
For a campus that demonstrates our Jesuit values through service, are we simultaneously fostering a community that makes volunteering seem obligatory?
In Boston College Appalachia Volunteers' first year traveling to New Orleans, several Team Leaders shared from their experiences with The Gavel.
The Appalachia Volunteers Program has expanded to Los Angeles with a planned service trip to Homeboy Industries over spring break.
The conversation of "voluntourism" criticizes many facets of service trips, but programs like Arrupe, Appa, Mustard Seed, and Jamaica Magis at BC aim to affect real change.
"It was hard to understand how this crazy, unconventional change in my life could feel like a natural transition. It’s because love is the simplest answer to the hardest question." ...