SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN), we invite lay women and men to cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the oppressed, economically poor and marginalized, primarily in the areas in which Sisters, Associates and/or members of the Sisters of Charity Federation are called to mission.

Where we volunteer


Join us as we partner with Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries, Florence Crittenden Services in West Virginia, local churches in southeastern Ohio and Rendu Services in Pennsylvania.


Learn about how we are building homes in Belize City and Las Flores.


We invite you to join us as we assist Sisters in their missions in Botswana.


Become a mentor to the girls living at Asha Kiran in Dharuhera, India.


Explore the various ways we are available to the people in the Bardstown, Louisville, and surrounding areas.


Join us as we work in collaboration with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas, at St. Charles Mission on the Crow Reservation in Pryor, Montana.


Partner with us as we work to help empower the people of Kathmandu.

New Orleans

A collaborative effort with St. Bernard Project, House of Charity, Lantern Light Ministry, Catholic Charities, and individual families in the rebuilding of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Homes Built


Disaster Responders

Upcoming trips

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 18-22, 2016

St Bernard Project

Appalachia, Kentucky

May 10-13, 2016

Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries

Holly Springs, Mississippi

May 16-20, 2016

Sacred Heart Southern Missions

Other Volunteer Trips


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Sister Luke Boiarski


Felicia Trager

Assistant Director

Contact us with questions or to apply

Make a donation to the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program

Supplying our volunteers with tools and materials is always needed. Your sponsorships and donations make these life-changing volunteer trips possible.

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Disaster Relief

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have a long tradition of responding in times of disasters. Some examples include flooding in Louisville, the yellow fever epidemic, flooding in India, a hurricane in Belize. Continuing in this spirit, the SCN Disaster Relief Program involves volunteers to offer spiritual and physical support to persons experiencing a disaster. We respond in the same spirit of Vincent de Paul with reverence for each person and witness to God’s presence in the midst of adversity. The Disaster Relief Program provides an opportunity to put faith into action.

Associates join Presentation Academy on mission trip

In early April, SCN Associates Joetta Davis and Mary Gene Frank with SCNs Nancy Gerth and Maria Vincent Brocato accompanied eighteen Presentation Academy girls on a Spring Mission Trip to Appalachia. While there for four days they accomplished a variety of tasks in... read more

SCN Volunteers in Belize

Four volunteers are a assisting a family in finishing the construction of their home in the Village of Las Flores while the others are painting and giving St. Jude’s School in Camalote a new look.

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