Volunteer International Christian Service is a program dedicated to assisting the people of the developing nations of the world. Men and women of all ages, single and married, share professional and technical skills to aid in the struggle to conquer disease, ignorance, and social injustice.
VICS personnel fit into programs at the request of developing countries. In the words of Pope John Paul II, volunteers “share the existence, the problems, the anguish, and the aspirations of brothers and sisters in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.”
Thus members of VICS endeavor to be listeners rather than just experts coming to do a job. They try to help others help themselves by benefiting from the fullest potential of their own human and natural resources; they try to foster an awareness of complete human and Christian dignity.
VICS is a lay organization established in 1971 by the Spiritans, the Congregation of the Holy Ghost. Financial support for recruiting, training, and overseas assignments of VICS personnel comes from the Spiritans, from VICS fund raising efforts, and from donations of generous benefactors.
Developing countries approach us requesting professionally trained and licensed technically skilled individuals.
In response to these specific requests, VICS seek volunteers with qualifications suited to these overseas assignments:
Licensed Trades People
Graduates with Degrees in English, Math, Sciences