Dominican Volunteers International
Dominicans Volunteers International (DVI) is is a project of the Dominican family which links persons and communities from different parts of the world in order to collaborate in the preaching mission.
Their vision is to encourage and strengthen the joint participation of nuns, friars, laity and sisters in the mission of preaching the Gospel according to the charism of St. Dominic on the frontiers of global society.
This is carried out concretely by sending lay volunteers with certain charisms, and with formation received through DVI, to Dominican communities, preferably those already working among impoverished, excluded people. Upon return to their communities of origin, transformed by the immersion and participation in the life and mission of the Order, they can communicate their experience and continue the preaching mission through word and action.
A DVI volunteer is welcomed into the life and mission of the Dominican Family that is spread out in many countries around the world, committed in many diverse missionary projects.
Delegate to the United Nations
Br Olivier OP of the Dominican Province of France has been appointed as ‘Permanent Delegate of the Dominican Order at the United Nations’. He is based in Geneva in the Dominican Network Delegation.