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 (New location - available soon)
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:About six volunteers.
Training:One 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:Early Admission: March 1st. All other applications due by April 15th. If space is available, we may accept late applications.
Current Urgent Opportunities
Interested in serving patients directly? Rocking toddlers to sleep? Teaching a poetry class? Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry offers the opportunity to be "good help," the translation of "Bon Secours" to those in need in Sowebo (Southwest Baltimore). Volunteers can serve in education, healthcare, or social service. What makes us different? 1) Our volunteers joyfully live in the same neighborhood where they serve 2) Growing spiritually is our central pillar. We interface Catholic Social Teaching with prayer and the experiences of volunteers. 3) We have placements in the healthcare field. Volunteers serve directly in the Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital. Visit our website for more information: BonSecoursVolunteerMinistry.org or email Gina, BSVM Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org
August '17. One spot open! Serve in a hospital in Baltimore: Be "good help to those in need" with Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry!
Applications being accepted immediately for one opening in our 2017-2018 volunteer group. The year will begin in late August and go through the following July. Bon Secours volunteers commit to live out the 5 pillars of our organization throughout their year of service: live simply, practice God’s justice, grow spiritually, develop community, and learn through service. Our volunteers work in one of three fields: healthcare (hospital, community health program, etc) social services (child development, etc) or education. Aside from their volunteer placements, volunteers live together near their placement sites. In community, volunteers share meals, pray together and learn from each other’s experiences. Bon Secours volunteers also receive a modest monthly stipend for their living expenses. Contact email@example.com if interested in learning more or applying!