Goal of Program:The goal of the Ferdinand Benedictine Volunteer Program is to provide service to the monastery and to provide an opportunity for volunteers to work with peers on a level of kindness, hospitality, and service to others.
Type of Placement:Full and half-day volunteer placements including quilting, gardening, baking, and assisting with the monastery's Christkindlmarkt event. Service to Sisterhood is a long-term volunteer program during which female volunteers experience what it means to be a part of a Benedictine religious community.
Service Area:Volunteers are primarily of service in the monastery at its location in Southern Indiana. The Service to Sisterhood program participants also become involved in the work of the sisters in Louisville, Kentucky and Evansville and Jasper, Indiana.
Service Length:Long-term volunteer projects such as the Service to Sisterhood program are conducted for two to three months during the summer. Shorter-term opportunities are available on a daily or weekly basis.
Requirements:Volunteers who are 10 years of age or older are preferred. The Service to Sisterhood summer program is limited to adult females only.
Financial Arrangement:Service to Sisterhood participants receive room, board, and transportation in gratitude for their service. Other shorter-term volunteers may receive housing and meals as needed and as available.
Living Arrangements:Volunteers with extended stays will be housed in local facilities.
Program Size:The overall volunteer program works with over 300 volunteers yearly.
Training:Training is provided through the program.
Application Deadline:Rolling application process. Preference given to those applications received first.