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.

Volunteers complete mission in Montana

"Friday was the final day of work here on the Crow Reservation. We finished not only sealing and staining Chief Plenty Coup'sHouse butt were able to complete the home of Mary DeCrane. Mary is an elder who is sharing her home with other members of her clan. "Tonight,...
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Volunteers visit the Crow Nation in Montana

The Montana big blue sky and the rolling prairies caressed by majestic mountains in the distance gives one a sense of freedom and deep appreciation of the natural beauty that surrounds the Crow Nation.

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‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

Since arriving in Belize City on Saturday, ‘PresGirls’ painted various dwellings including the Yasha House, a home for young women needing a safe place to reside. They also met with families in Las Flores, delivering shoes and clothing. While they’ve been quite busy, the group managed to squeeze in siesta time and a little sightseeing.

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SCN Volunteers

“Monday, we began our first project of painting the interior of Yasha House, which is a home for young women who need a safe place to reside.”

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Students collect sandals for Belize

At the request of the mission committee at Vincentian Academy High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sister Luke Boiarski visited the school in March of 2017. She shared with the students about the volunteer ministry program and how they can become involved. As a result of the visit, the student council collected sandals to be donated to children in Las Flores, Belize.

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Charity Friendship Retreat & Workshop

The Federation Grassroots Committee invites sisters, associates & affiliates to attend Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations. The Retreat will take place October 15-October 20, followed by the Workshop October 20-October 22.

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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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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

Order
Location
Date
Price
Notes
A Crow Reservation, Montana June 18-25, 2017 TBD (TRIP FULL) Home repairs
B Bardstown, Kentucky June 28, 2017 N/A Feeding America
C Botswana, Africa August 2017 Approx $3,000 (TRIP FULL) Painting Ntlhantlhe Church
D Appalachia, Beattyville, KY August 22-26, 2017 FULL (TRIP FULL) Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries
E India October 16 – November 2, 2017 Approx $2,000 (TRIP FULL) Asha Kiran, Dharuhera (Girls Home)
F Belize City, Belize January 28 – February 4, 2018 (TRIP FULL) House build with Hand in Hand Ministries
G Belize City, Belize February 4 – 11, 2018 (TRIP FULL) House build with Hand in Hand Ministries

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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.

Volunteers complete mission in Montana

"Friday was the final day of work here on the Crow Reservation. We finished not only sealing and staining Chief Plenty Coup'sHouse butt were able to complete the home of Mary DeCrane. Mary is an elder who is sharing her home with other members of her clan. "Tonight,...

read more

‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

Since arriving in Belize City on Saturday, ‘PresGirls’ painted various dwellings including the Yasha House, a home for young women needing a safe place to reside. They also met with families in Las Flores, delivering shoes and clothing. While they’ve been quite busy, the group managed to squeeze in siesta time and a little sightseeing.

read more