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.

Volunteer Discussion

Get updates from recent trips, ask questions, and reconnect with fellow volunteers.

Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachia to assist Ms. Dora Ross in preparing for her annual Christmas community outreach program. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of families from the surrounding area will visit...
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SCN Disaster Relief team prepares response to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew was a very powerful, long-lived and deadly tropical cyclone which became the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since 2007. Sisters will visit Lumberton, North Carolina.

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Volunteers visit Holy Springs, Miss.

Sister Luke Boiarski, Sister Maria Brocato, Associate Mary Gene Frank along and four members of Charity Alive, TaNaa Davis, Erica Watts, Robbie Lewis, Andreiona Williams, and volunteer Pam Coates, traveled to Holly Springs, Mississippi last week to assist in the...
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St. Joseph the Carpenter House

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program celebrates a new chapter in the vibrant ministry’s history.

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SCN Volunteers visit West Virginia to help with flood relief

The floods have been called the worst in a century for portions of the state.

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60 girls, three Sisters and one home

“Out of ‘hard times’ the girls share common values and learn to appreciate the life and opportunities they have. They know they are ‘cared for and cared about’ by the Sisters. They now can dream of possibilities.”

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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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#IamVincent. So is Rebecca, and thousands like her, who catch the charism and are impelled to serve.

A young Vincentian and missionary from Lebanon, Kentucky, recently volunteered her time with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

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SCN volunteers respond to tornado destruction in Holly Springs

The team traveled to an area that was devastated by the tornado that hit the night before Christmas Eve

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St. John’s Belize Immersion Trip

St. John Francis Regis Church, in Hollywood, Maryland, along with their Pastor, Father Ray Schmidt, travelled to Belize, in Central America, and built a home for a family in need.

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Where we volunteer

Appalachia

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.

Belize

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

Botswana

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

India

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

Kentucky

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

Montana

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.

Nepal

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

Volunteers

Disaster Responders

Upcoming trips

Appalachia: Beattyville, Kentucky

April 18-22, 2017 Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries

Bardstown, Kentucky

June 28, 2017 Feeding America

Botswana, Africa

August 2017 Painting village church in Nthlanthle

Location
Date
Price
Notes
Belize City, Belize January 8-15, 2017 $1,850 St. Ambrose Church
Las Flores, Belize January 23-30, 2017 $1,600 Camp Camalote
New Orleans, Louisiana February 6-10, 2017 $200 House of Charity / St Bernard Project
Belize February 19-26, 2017 $1,850 St. John's Hollywood Church
Volunteer Day of Reflection April 1, 2017 N/A Nazareth, Kentucky with Sister Jovita of the Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish
Appalachia Beattyville, KY April 18-22, 2017 Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries
Bardstown, Kentucky June 28, 2017 N/A Feeding America
Botswana, Africa August 2017 TBD Painting Ntlhantlhe Church
India late October 2017 Approximately $2,000 Asha Kiran, Dharuhera (Girls Home)

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Sister Luke Boiarski

Director

Email: lukescn@scnky.org

Felicia Trager

Assistant Director

Email: felicia@scnfamily.org

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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.

Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachia to assist Ms. Dora Ross in preparing for her annual Christmas community outreach program. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of families from the surrounding area will visit...

read more

Volunteers visit Holy Springs, Miss.

Sister Luke Boiarski, Sister Maria Brocato, Associate Mary Gene Frank along and four members of Charity Alive, TaNaa Davis, Erica Watts, Robbie Lewis, Andreiona Williams, and volunteer Pam Coates, traveled to Holly Springs, Mississippi last week to assist in the...

read more