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Fidesco – Catholic Organization for International Solidarity

Fidesco is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that recruits and trains volunteers before sending them for a one or two year mission in under-served areas of the world. The volunteers make their professional and personal skills available to the needy through humanitarian and development projects.

In 1980 in Rome, African bishops met members of the Emmanuel Community and gave them a challenge: “We need young people coming in the name of their faith to support us in our development projects and offer assistance to our local population. Come join us!”

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Medical care for Guinea’s poor

The largest health care center in the country. It has sixty employees and 4 Fidesco volunteers.  Every year, over 100,000 people receive care and medicine.   The price, at $1.30 for the consultation, all included, is accessible even to the poorest. What is on the horizon. The maximum capacity for the Maternity Center has been […]

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Fighting for prisoners in DR Congo

A team of volunteers go to the central prison in Kinshasa to meet with about a dozen prisoners a week. While there, they not only offers legal advice, but also help them with the psychological support they need to deal with the hostile conditions. BAJPD lawyers (4 in Kinshasa, and 2 in Lubumbashi) then handle […]

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  • Here is an opportunity to learn more about volunteering with Fidesco. On December 13 at 2:15 EST, Fidesco will host a webinar covering these topics: -What is Fidesco and Discerning a departure plus Q&A. Preregister by sending an email to: webinar@fidesco.de

  • Fidesco USA is seeking volunteers for the 2023 send off, so your time has come. Peruse this website and submit a non-binding application to begin the discernment process. Send an email to info@fidescousa.org with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • With 98 volunteer candidates in their final week of training and formation, the Fidesco team gave them a full schedule of activities to send them on their mission with their toolbox filled to the brim. Do keep all of these young adults, retirees, couples and families with children in your prayers as they head to […]

  • March 22 at 2:15 pm (EST) there will be an online Fidesco Information evening in English (about 90 minutes) Participants, from all over the world, who are thinking about leaving with Fidesco are welcome! Topics: What is Fidesco Discerning a departure Q&A Register on: webinar@fidesco.de

  • Fidesco has created a new way for retirees to volunteer and the Casa Valentina project will benefit from this initiative. Marie-Danielle and Joel Lepeyrou will be heading to Bucharest in January where they will bring their experience and life skills to the parents and children at Casa Valentina. Marie-Danielle and Joel have commited to volunteering […]

  • On the occasion of the 5th World Day of the PoorNovember 18, 2021 from 2:15 pm to 3:30pm EST Digital “Meet and Greet” with Gregoire and Jessica de Lassus. – Why are they on a Fidesco mission? – What are they doing in Benin, Africa? – What can you do yourself for the poor? Register […]

Upcoming events

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Fidesco USA Discernment Weekend 2023
 March 31, 2023

This is our annual “by invitation only” weekend to discern your call to mission. Contact Fidesco to be invited. Fidesco USA: Who’s next?

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Fidesco USA Discernment Weekend 2022
 April 1, 2022

This is a “by invitation only” weekend so please contact Fidesco to be included. Fidesco USA: Who’s next?

Location:Bristow, Virginia

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Fidesco Information Webinar
 March 22, 2022

March 22 at 2:15 pm (EST) there will be an online Fidesco Information evening in English (about 90 minutes) Participants, from all over the world, who are thinking about leaving with Fidesco are welcome! Topics: What is Fidesco Discerning a departure Q&A                                […]

Location:online 2:15 pm EST to 3:30 pm

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Fidesco Presentation Webinar
 December 13, 2022

Location:online 2:15 pm EST to 3:30 pm

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 April 9, 2021

The 2021 Discernment Weekend is only a few weeks away. Submit your application today.

Location:Virginia

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Fidesco Webinar
 February 23, 2021

Fidesco Information Session offered FREE online Participants from all over the world who are discerning service with Fidesco are welcome! Date & time: February 23 @ 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm (EST) Topics: •What is Fidesco? •Discerning a departure •Q&A Register at: info@fidesco.de

Location:online

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