The Impact of Salesian Missionary Volunteers

Unai, Mercedes and Isabel are three people who have been impacted by the Salesian experience. During their time as Salesian volunteers, they had the opportunity to work with children and young people from diverse backgrounds and cultures at the St Dominic Savio Parish and the Salesian Family Youth Center Summer Camps. Their experiences left a lasting impression and inspired them to continue serving others in need.

After their volunteer work, Unai and Mercedes and Isabel returned to Comillas University in Madrid to complete their teacher studies. However, they did not forget about their passion for helping those in need. Unai and Isabel have decided to follow in the footsteps of Unai’s great-grandparents and become a rural teacher in La Mata de los Olmos (Teruel). “I want to be where it is most needed,” says Unai, who is determined to make a positive impact on the lives of the children and young people in this rural community.

On the other hand, Mercedes has decided to become a Salesian Missionary Volunteer and is about to be sent to another part of the world where she is most needed. She has started her formation as a Salesian missionary and is preparing to serve the poorest and most needy children and adolescents. Mercedes is eager to bring hope and inspiration to the children and young people she will be serving, just as she was inspired by her experience as a volunteer.

Unai, Mercedes and Isabel are a clear example of the transformative power of summer Salesian Missionary Volunteer work. They have taken the lessons they learned and the passion they developed as volunteers and are now applying them to their lives, working for the good of others. The Salesian Volunteers Province is proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of their journey and to see the impact that their experiences as volunteers have had on their lives.

Be brave, be a Salesian Missionary Volunteer!!