"For 4 months, I was a volunteer at the Benedict Labre House from Monday to Thursday. I was very scared at first; afraid of not being up to the task, afraid of not having the courage to face people in need. In fact, everything worked out very naturally, thanks to the strength of the bond shared by the guests of the house and the supervisory staff. I had a very positive experience, and I would encourage everyone to come see what it's all about, and to stay there for a few hours :) "
"Having started as a social-work student-in-training, the house gave me ample opportunity to grow professionally. Now hired on as a social worker, I can see the good that Benedict Labre House provides for people, on a daily basis. I am lucky to be able to work with such a wonderful team whose ideals are to better our society. When I come to work, I can always expect to witness immense generosity from the staff, the volunteers, and the guests."
"Benedict Labre House is a great environment for people who are homeless. I've volunteered there, on a weekly basis, for over a year. It's an opportunity for me to create unique and valuable connections with people on the street who never cease to impress me with their resilience, courage and tenacity. Despite the stumbles, and a few falls, they never give up. And to witness them progress over time, to see them roll up their sleeves and press on, despite the challenges life presents them, only makes me want to help them even more. For me, these meetings are a gift ... that I cherish very sincerely. Everyone advances one step at a time, but we all walk in the same direction."