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.

SCN disaster relief team responds

Clean up begins in storm-ravaged Durant, Mississippi

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SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

Christ has no body now, but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world.

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After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

SCN volunteers were hard at work cleaning the cemetery after a storm hit the Nazareth campus.

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Crossing The Border

A Grassroots Connection

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Volunteer trip turns to disaster relief

Again the alarm sounded as we learned that the tornado had turned back and was headed in our direction. Again we huddled in the hallway.

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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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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

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

C Crow Reservation, Montana June 18-25, 2017 TBD (TRIP FULL) Home repairs
D Bardstown, Kentucky June 28, 2017 N/A Feeding America
E Botswana, Africa August 2017 TBD Painting Ntlhantlhe Church
F India October 16 – November 2, 2017 Approx $2,000 Asha Kiran, Dharuhera (Girls Home)


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Sister Luke Boiarski



Felicia Trager

Assistant Director


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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.