Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer With the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

We invite lay women and men to a cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the oppressed, economically poor, and marginalized, primarily in the areas in which Sisters, Associates, and/or members of the Sisters of Charity Federation are called to mission.

Sponsor a Volunteer and Empower Change

By generously donating to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, you can sponsor a volunteer, leaving a lasting legacy and empowering them to serve others. Your support will enable these dedicated individuals to take part in meaningful projects, making a significant difference in communities and lives in need.

SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program

We invite lay women and men to a cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the oppressed, economically poor, and marginalized, primarily in the areas in which Sisters, Associates, and/or members of the Sisters of Charity Federation are called to mission.

Impact Report 2023

As we close another remarkable year, I am filled with gratitude and awe at what we have achieved together. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, with your unwavering support, have made significant strides in their mission to bring justice, education, and empowerment to those in need, guided by the compassionate spirit and teachings of Christ.

It Takes Many Hands

Over the recent Sunday and Monday, four wonderful women — Kathy Weatherford, Sandy Prendergast, Karen Reed, and Sister Tonya Severin — eagerly answered Sister Luke Boiarski’s call to contribute to the decoration of various sections of the Nazareth Campus in preparation for the Christmas Season.

Community Effort to Realize a Christmas Dream

In Raywick, Kentucky, a community effort led by Sister Luke brings hope to a first-time homeowner.

Building a Home for Maria

In Las Flores, Belize, a dedicated team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds joined hands to build not just a home for Maria, but also a bridge of hope and compassion. Under the sun, they put up walls, a roof, and much more, all while immersing themselves in the local culture.

Fun in the Sun: Students Shine in Belize

A volunteer team has been hard at work constructing a new home for a family in need. Students Hollis Hurst and Michelle Hundley led the team to transform a worn-out playground into a safer, fun, and enjoyable structure. These young volunteers, once preschoolers themselves in Nazareth, Kentucky, have come full circle, honoring SCN values and leaving smiles and laughter in their wake.

A Porch for Norma: Dreams Realized in Breathitt County

In the picturesque town of Jackson, Kentucky, amidst the Appalachian backdrop, a simple porch became the embodiment of hope and resilience. After historic flooding ravaged Breathitt County, dedicated volunteers from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth swiftly turned Norma’s modest dream into a beacon of community spirit.

Team From Nazareth Volunteer to Battle Hunger

The Office of Mission Advancement and friends joined forces with Feeding America to help combat hunger in Kentucky. During this day of heartfelt volunteer work, they joined the largest charity focused on eradicating hunger in the United States.

Hospitality with Bishop Paul Simick

In a heartfelt journey to Nepal, volunteers from the United States, including Ellen Sprigg, Erica Watts, Olivia Bickett, and Jean Hall, joined hands with Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Lisa Perekkatt, Priya Urau, and Ankita Thomas. During their visit, they were graciously hosted by Rev. Bishop Paul Simick, Bishop of Nepal. The delegation spent time sharing, listening, and immersing themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal, forging bonds that transcended geographical boundaries. Their experience with Bishop Paul Simick highlighted the remarkable hospitality for which Nepal is known and left an indelible mark on all involved in this cross-cultural encounter.

Four Women Embark on a Transformative Mission to Nepal

Commissioned by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, they’re journeying to Kathmandu to bring art, education, and empowerment to the Navjyoti Center for differently-abled children and a local women’s training program.

Build a Home in Belize

Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on a life-changing mission trip to Las Flores, Belize, and help build a new house for Maria. With your time and compassion, we can provide her with a safe and stable home. Contact us now to make a lasting impact in Las Flores, Belize. Together, let’s build hope!

Where We Volunteer

Appalachia

In the mountains of Beattyville, Kentucky, volunteer teams engage in outreach ministries of home and trailer repairs, food and clothing distribution, and meeting the basic needs of those in need. See past trips.

Belize City

Over the course of a week, volunteers build a 16’ x 20’ house for a family in need. See past trips.

Las Flores, Belize

Mission teams work with village leaders repairing and building homes. They also assist with the needs of the parish, school, and community. See past trips.

 

Kentucky

People are invited to serve others on the Nazareth campus or in the Bardstown, Kentucky, community as part of a viable community, immersed with the Sisters in their rich tradition. Learn more.

India

Work with the Sisters in their diverse ministries in India. Future trips to be determined. Let us know if you are interested.

Nepal

Partner with us as we work to help empower the people of Kathmandu. Future trips to be determined. Let us know if you are interested.

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Recent Trips

Appalachian Porch Raising

Appalachian Porch Raising

Date Sep 13 - 14, 2023

Sister Luke and volunteers will help build a small front porch for Mrs. Norma, a kind woman longing for a place to sit outside with a friend. Volunteers will stay at a local Shriners building and share meals while preparing for the project. This is a meaningful opportun...

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Nepal Mission Trip

Nepal Mission Trip

Date Jul 30 - Aug 14, 2023Location Kathmandu Nepal Price $3,000

This trip to Kathmandu from July 30 to August 15, 2023 is now full. Participants will have an immersive experience with the Sisters, assisting at their school, The Navjyoti Center, and engaging in various activities with differently abled children and girls in trade sch...

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Appalachia Mission Trip

Appalachia Mission Trip

Date Jul 6 - 9, 2023Location David KY, United States Price $100

Open Mission trip - SCN Associates are partnering with St. Vincent Missions for an Eastern Kentucky Immersion program. Participants will work on home repair projects in David, Kentucky, alongside homeowners. Accommodation is provided at the St. Vincent Mission Volunteer...

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Make a donation to the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program

Supplying our volunteers with tools and materials is always needed. Your sponsorships and donations make these life-changing volunteer trips possible.

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Sister Luke Boiarski

Director

Disaster Relief

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have a long tradition of responding in times of disaster. Historically Sisters have responded to flooding in Louisville, the yellow fever epidemic, monsoons in India, a hurricane in Belize, and an earthquake in Nepal. Continuing in this spirit, the SCN Disaster Relief Program invites volunteers to offer spiritual and physical support to persons experiencing a disaster. Sisters and volunteers respond in the same spirit of Vincent de Paul with reverence for each person and witness to God’s presence in the midst of adversity. The Disaster Relief Program provides an opportunity to put faith into action.

DONATE TO DISASTER RELIEF

Volunteer News

Impact Report 2023

Impact Report 2023

As we close another remarkable year, I am filled with gratitude and awe at what we have achieved together. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, with your unwavering support, have made significant strides in their mission to bring justice, education, and empowerment to those in need, guided by the compassionate spirit and teachings of Christ.

read more
It Takes Many Hands

It Takes Many Hands

Over the recent Sunday and Monday, four wonderful women — Kathy Weatherford, Sandy Prendergast, Karen Reed, and Sister Tonya Severin — eagerly answered Sister Luke Boiarski’s call to contribute to the decoration of various sections of the Nazareth Campus in preparation for the Christmas Season.

read more
Building a Home for Maria

Building a Home for Maria

In Las Flores, Belize, a dedicated team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds joined hands to build not just a home for Maria, but also a bridge of hope and compassion. Under the sun, they put up walls, a roof, and much more, all while immersing themselves in the local culture.

read more
Fun in the Sun: Students Shine in Belize

Fun in the Sun: Students Shine in Belize

A volunteer team has been hard at work constructing a new home for a family in need. Students Hollis Hurst and Michelle Hundley led the team to transform a worn-out playground into a safer, fun, and enjoyable structure. These young volunteers, once preschoolers themselves in Nazareth, Kentucky, have come full circle, honoring SCN values and leaving smiles and laughter in their wake.

read more
A Porch for Norma: Dreams Realized in Breathitt County

A Porch for Norma: Dreams Realized in Breathitt County

In the picturesque town of Jackson, Kentucky, amidst the Appalachian backdrop, a simple porch became the embodiment of hope and resilience. After historic flooding ravaged Breathitt County, dedicated volunteers from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth swiftly turned Norma’s modest dream into a beacon of community spirit.

read more
Team From Nazareth Volunteer to Battle Hunger

Team From Nazareth Volunteer to Battle Hunger

The Office of Mission Advancement and friends joined forces with Feeding America to help combat hunger in Kentucky. During this day of heartfelt volunteer work, they joined the largest charity focused on eradicating hunger in the United States.

read more
Hospitality with Bishop Paul Simick

Hospitality with Bishop Paul Simick

In a heartfelt journey to Nepal, volunteers from the United States, including Ellen Sprigg, Erica Watts, Olivia Bickett, and Jean Hall, joined hands with Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Lisa Perekkatt, Priya Urau, and Ankita Thomas. During their visit, they were graciously hosted by Rev. Bishop Paul Simick, Bishop of Nepal. The delegation spent time sharing, listening, and immersing themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal, forging bonds that transcended geographical boundaries. Their experience with Bishop Paul Simick highlighted the remarkable hospitality for which Nepal is known and left an indelible mark on all involved in this cross-cultural encounter.

read more