Building a Home, Building Hope: Reflections from Sister Jacky

Sister Jacky Jesu shares a reflection of her time spent building a house in Belize with a group of international volunteers. This experience was a testament to the power of love, service, and community, and Sister Jacky’s words capture the heart of the project and its impact on all involved.

A Tribute to Sister Elaine McCarron: A Home Built in Belize

A group of friends and family, including several members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, raised money to build a home in Belize in honor of Sister Elaine McCarron, who was remembered for her kindness and lifelong service to others. The home was successfully built and was gifted to a woman named Rasheda and her son Davion. Elaine’s family expressed their gratitude to all those who made the home build possible, and they hoped that the new home would bring happiness and joy to its residents.

Group Heads to Belize for Special House Build

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Associates and friends headed to Belize this week to build a home in honor of Elaine McCarron, SCN.

Cromer Thankful for Travel Opportunity

Carolyn Cromer expresses her gratitude for the SCN scholarship that allowed her to travel to Belize for a mission trip.

Meet Julia Cordts, AmeriCorps Volunteer

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently welcomed Julia Cordts as a new AmeriCorps Volunteer at Nazareth. She will serve as an environmental awareness educator and work closely with Sister Joetta Venneman.

Meet Brenden Dines, AmeriCorps Volunteer

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently welcomed Brenden Dines as a new AmeriCorps Volunteer at Nazareth

In Giving, We Receive

Volunteer Program Assistant Director Ellen Sprigg reflects on a youth group mission trip to Beattyville, Ky., earlier this month.

Chicago Youth Group in Beattyville

Teens from Illinois are visiting Kentucky this week to help residents in Beattyville.

Helping the homeless in Appalachia

Visiting Sister from India spends time in Appalachia to help the homeless with the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program

Stream Team Inspires Citizen Science at Nazareth

A collaborative effort between the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, and Nelson County 4-H Youth Development is empowering local youth to be citizen scientists by measuring water quality in their watershed.

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.

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AmeriCorps

Join our mission to lead, serve, and make a difference. The SCN Volunteer Program has partnered with Notre Dame Mission Volunteer—AmeriCorps to offer two AmeriCorps positions on our beautiful 300-acre campus working with our Ecological Sustainability and Nazareth Grounds teams in furthering the SCN mission to “care for the earth”. 

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Volunteer opportunities 

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 upcoming trips.

Belize City

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

See upcoming 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.

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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.

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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.

Mississippi

Participants volunteer to repair homes in northern Mississippi and are immersed in other missions such as a garden cafe.

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Montana

Join us as we work in collaboration on the Crow Reservation in Pryor, Montana.

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New Orleans

Groups work with individual families in the rebuilding of New Orleans, Louisiana, from the long-lasting effects of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

See upcoming trips.

See all upcoming trips

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

502-348-1581

Ellen Sprigg

Associate Director

502-348-1580

Amy Ulrich

Administrative Assistant

502-348-1583

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.

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Volunteer News

Building a Home, Building Hope: Reflections from Sister Jacky

Building a Home, Building Hope: Reflections from Sister Jacky

Sister Jacky Jesu shares a reflection of her time spent building a house in Belize with a group of international volunteers. This experience was a testament to the power of love, service, and community, and Sister Jacky’s words capture the heart of the project and its impact on all involved.

read more
A Tribute to Sister Elaine McCarron: A Home Built in Belize

A Tribute to Sister Elaine McCarron: A Home Built in Belize

A group of friends and family, including several members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, raised money to build a home in Belize in honor of Sister Elaine McCarron, who was remembered for her kindness and lifelong service to others. The home was successfully built and was gifted to a woman named Rasheda and her son Davion. Elaine’s family expressed their gratitude to all those who made the home build possible, and they hoped that the new home would bring happiness and joy to its residents.

read more
Meet Julia Cordts, AmeriCorps Volunteer

Meet Julia Cordts, AmeriCorps Volunteer

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently welcomed Julia Cordts as a new AmeriCorps Volunteer at Nazareth. She will serve as an environmental awareness educator and work closely with Sister Joetta Venneman.

read more
In Giving, We Receive

In Giving, We Receive

Volunteer Program Assistant Director Ellen Sprigg reflects on a youth group mission trip to Beattyville, Ky., earlier this month.

read more