We invite lay women and men to a cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the pressed, 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.
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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Sister Luke Boiarski
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.
Join the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Office of Ecological Sustainability for an Earth Day Cleanup this Earth Day: Friday, April 22, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am at Nazareth.
Living and serving alongside the SCNs at Nazareth have inspired and empowered AmeriCorps Volunteer, Julia Gerwe, to reinvest in her faith exploration and spiritual practices.
A volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth was recently named volunteer of the year in Bardstown, Kentucky. From Belize to his own backyard, David White volunteers his time helping others.
The SCN’s mission “to care for the Earth” is making ripples in the Nelson County community with the help of Stream Team, a youth educational program co-led by Julia Gerwe and Whitney Wurzel, Executive Director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, in partnership with Nelson County 4-H Youth Development.
The volunteer group that travelled to Belize to build a house with Hand in Hand Ministries joined the Sisters at SCN Center Belize to pack food for the homeless.
During this season of Lent, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth led volunteers to build a house in Belize for a family in great need. In doing this work they say they have felt humbled and blessed to have had the opportunity.
AmeriCorps volunteer Julia Gerwe reflects on her “call to serve” at Nazareth and what motivates her to continue this work each day: “I packed my bags, moved onto the property of a Catholic convent with sisters I didn’t know, and set off to find my answers. What I’ve gotten in return has been so much greater.”
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth disaster relief team worked with Taylor County Emergency Management to get in contact with families near Campbellsville to continue their cleanup efforts from the December 2021 tornados that decimated this community.
It has been two years since the SCN Volunteer Program has been able to bring a team of volunteers back to Belize, due to the global pandemic that has become our daily life. Up until the team of nine boarded the plan on Jan. 16, there was nervousness in the air as to whether it would truly happen.