Presentation Sisters Service and Outreach Programs
Affiliation:Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Windsor, NY. Roman Catholic.
Goal of Program:In the Spirit of our Foundress Venerable Nano Nagle, we welcome women to come and share with us our Presentation Charism seeking to promote hope, justice, freedom, and human dignity to all we meet through our many and varied ministries. Presentation Sisters today bring a unique energy and dedication to the ministries of education, pastoral work, health care, and social services. Striving to deepen their relationship with God and grow in personal commitment to serve, volunteers will live and pray in community, and reflect on their ministerial service in light of Gospel values with Presentation Sisters and Associates.
Type of Placement:Long-term and short-term: We try to match our volunteers' gifts and interests with the needs in our area. Some types of placements include education, health and pastoral care, and direct and indirect service with the poor.
Service Area:Long-term: Newburgh, NY. Short-term: Newburgh, NY, and New York City area, Leominster and Fitchburg, MA.
Service Length:Long-term: 10 months, from September to June. Short-term: Opportunities are ongoing from one week to three months, summer vacation, and/or alternative winter and spring breaks.
Requirements:Long-term: We welcome women who are open-minded, who desire to grow in relationship with God while living in community and who have or want to cultivate a serving heart. Our long-term volunteer program is open to single women age 21-50 with no dependents. Short-term: Our short-term alternative spring break and summer service and outreach program is open to single women age 18+ with no dependents.
Financial Arrangement:Long-term: Room and board, small stipend and medical insurance. Short term volunteers receive room and board.
Living Arrangements:Long-term and short-term volunteers live in community with Sisters and other volunteers as the situation allows.
Program Size:4-8 Volunteers
Training:Long-term and short term programs provide orientation, onsite training, and ongoing supervision. Ongoing spiritual and personal growth, retreats, and days of prayer. Spiritual Direction is also available.
Application Deadline:Applications for the Year Long Program will be accepted until all positions are filled with priority given to those received by May 1. Applications for all other programs are accepted on a rolling basis.