Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry
Affiliation:Sisters of Bon Secours, Roman Catholic
Goal of Program:Live Compassionately. Offer Healing. Share in Liberation. Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry provides young adults with the opportunity to live the charism of the Sisters of Bon Secours and to receive this charism from those they serve. We offer volunteers the unique opportunity to serve within the Bon Secours Health System in the fields of healthcare, social service, and education. Volunteers commit to grow spiritually by learning through their service, developing community, living simply, and practicing God's Justice.
Type of Placement:Volunteers serve in the areas of healthcare (hospital setting, health education, parish nursing, care for seniors, public health), social service (Renal Department, home visits), and education (early childhood development).
Service Area:Baltimore, MD Richmond, VA
Service Length:One year, beginning late August/early September. Renewable.
Requirements:Women and men, ages 21 years and older with no dependents. College degree or related work experience. Application requires interviews and references. Desire to engage in service targeted to meet the health, social, and education needs of people who face economic injustice. Willingness to live in an intentional community with other volunteers and to learn from others.
Financial Arrangement:Program provides housing, medical, vision, dental insurance, monthly stipend (budgeted with community for food, household, transportation, and personal needs), access to shared car, two weeks vacation, and travel expenses home at the end of the year.
Living Arrangements:Volunteers live in community with one another in the neighborhood in which they serve.
Program Size:10-12 Volunteers
Training:Two week orientation, three retreats, weekly formation/reflection time with staff built into the work week, weekly community nights, quarterly one-on-one meetings with Site Leader, on-site supervision, training, and workshop opportunities. Ongoing community support. Spiritual direction available.
Application Deadline:Applications will be reviewed on the 15th of each month between January and April. Please see below for the deadline schedule. Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received; early applicants have the broadest range of ministry site placement options available to them. January 15 – Round 1 – Early Submission February 15 – Round 2 March 15 – Round 3 April 15 – Late Submissions Deadline --Contact BSVM after April 15 to see if any spots remain.