Are you a high school or college student looking for a way to make a difference in the world, for some place to volunteer your time and talents? Are you a youth minister or teacher looking for a worthwhile service site for your group or class?
You’ve come to the right place! Youth are always welcome in our homes, for they bring joy and new life to the elderly like no one else can. As they serve, young people also discover the truth of Jesus’ words, “It is more blessed to give than to receive!” (Acts 20:35).
Young people are welcome individually or in groups, on a long-term or short-term basis, to entertain the Residents, animate a dance or Bingo party, or perform a variety of service projects—from raking leaves and washing windows to peeling vegetables or cleaning wheelchairs.
Many of our homes have Hospitality Clubs for Catholic girls (junior high and/or high school) who wish to commit themselves to volunteer service on an ongoing basis, while sharing in times of prayer and recreation with the Little Sisters and other young women. These clubs usually meet one Saturday per month for several hours.
If you are interested in volunteering alone or in a group, or in learning more about our Hospitality Clubs, contact the home nearest you.
Spring into Service—Live-in Service Program
Our live-in service program is open to young Catholic women, college-age or older, who wish to experience our consecrated life and mission first-hand over an extended period of time. Week-long experiences are possible in numerous homes across the country during fall, winter or spring break. Summer placements are possible in the U.S. and can be arranged abroad with sufficient notice and an initial contact with one of our U.S. homes. For those wishing to commit to at least 6 weeks of service, paid positions are possible (applies to U.S. homes only).
“As advances in medicine and other factors lead to increased longevity, it is important to recognize the presence of growing numbers of older people as a blessing for society. Every generation can learn from the experience and wisdom of the generation that preceded it. Indeed the provision of care for the elderly should be considered not so much an act of generosity as the repayment of a debt of gratitude.”
– Pope Benedict XVI