Don Bosco Volunteers - VDB and CDB

Who are we?

The Don Bosco Volunteers are lay men (CDBs) and women (VDBs) who seek to live their everyday life with optimism and loving kindness, according to the spirit of Don Bosco. In response to the Lord’s call, we are consecrated, that is, we profess the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. This helps us to love God and the persons around us with an “undivided heart”. All the Volunteers form part of a Secular Institute.

Our Mission

We live in the world and endeavour to make Christ known through a quiet, humble and loving personal witness. Nothing distinguishes us from other persons; we dress like other men and women, and carry out similar jobs. All our efforts are characterised by love, which exudes out of our intimate relationship with God.

Where are we?

There are more than 1300 VDBs and 60 CDBs throughout the world, scattered around the 5 continents. We can be found at our workplace, be it a hospital, a school or a factory, in the service of the local church, or within the Salesian family. Volunteers are also in Malta and Gozo.