Benedictine Volunteers

Goal of Program

By providing enriching and broadening service opportunities in a Benedictine environment, our goal is to inspire a spirit of service and discernment by which each volunteer fully realizes the unique call God has placed in her heart to joyfully animate the world with God’s love, compassion, and justice. Our hope is that volunteers exit our program better empowered to live their purpose and be God’s hands and feet in the Church and world.

Type of Placement

Volunteers are given a wide variety of service opportunities. These service opportunities include: food pantry, archives, elderly care and recreation, gardening, health care, hospital, hospitality, library, liturgy and music, photography, multicultural, poverty alleviation, prison, switchboards, teaching, and university ministries.

Service Area

North Dakota, Texas

Service Length

2 weeks to 2 years

Program Size

1 to 10 volunteers at any given time


Women ages 20-40, not currently married, no dependents.

Financial Arrangements

room, board, $150 monthly stipend, volunteers with drivers licenses can use our monastery cars or their own

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in community housing at one of the monastery sites and participate in the monastic rhythm of life including daily Liturgy of the Hours, Mass, community meals and recreation, and work.


All volunteers receive orientation, training, and on-going mentorship throughout their time of service. Volunteers also participate in a discernment program that is interwoven into their service time.

Application Deadline

Applications and new volunteers are accepted year round.

Start Date


Sr. Marena Hoogland


7520 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701 255-1520



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Sr. Marena Hoogland
7520 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701 255-1520

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