It was volunteers who joined Catherine McAuley in 1827 to open the first House of Mercy in Dublin and build her vision for a world where God's generous  and mercy are experienced by all.

Today sisters and lay people cherish this same practical vision. We work together to meet the changing needs of people in our community – ‘impelled to be Mercy, keeping hope alive in our world today.’ 

Mercy Hospice Auckland, Te Waipuna Puawai are examples of ministries with volunteer programmes.


Click here to read how volunteers contribute to one Mercy ministry