Lasallian Volunteers provides dedicated, well-trained college graduates for one or more years of service to Lasallian schools and ministries that serve the poor.
Acting out of faith, rooted in the Gospel, and sharing community with the Brothers and other Lasallians, volunteers empower the poor by personalized service primarily through education.
Lasallian Volunteers began as a grassroots movement among the Districts of the Region.
In the early 1980s, communities of Brothers in New York and the Midwest invited lay volunteers to join them in their mission of serving the poor. In 1992, the Lasallian Volunteers program had grown into a national movement, with a staff working to recruit, train and support the volunteers through the Christian Brothers Conference.
From one volunteer in 1981-1982, the ensuing years saw an increase in the number of volunteers. Today, up to 50 men and women are commissioned each years to Lasallian schools and ministries in some of the poorest neighborhoods of America.
Over 500 volunteers have participated in this intense program of faith, community and service.