What? The CSJ Volunteers in Mission is a lay volunteer program sponsored by the
Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry for single women over the age of 18. The goal is to provide direct service with those in need. Essential elements of the program include service, spiritual reflection and community living.
Where? Volunteers in Mission serve in Connecticut.
Benefits: Long-term volunteers receive room and board, a monthly stipend, transportation to and from the ministry sites and health insurance. Short-term volunteers receive room and board and transportation to and from the ministry sites. Volunteers live with a Sister or Sisters, and with other volunteers as the situation allows.
How long? Long-term placements last from nine months to two years. Our program is unique because we offer many short-term placements as well. These can be from one week to three months anytime throughout the year.
Opportunities Include: ESL Tutoring, HIV/AIDS ministry, soup kitchen and refugee assistance.
Jubilee House — an urban center in Hartford offering English as a Second Language, refugee assistance, computer classes, and pre-college classes.
House of Bread — soup kitchen, day shelter for the homeless, education for young mothers in Hartford.
Tabor House I and II — residential ministry in Hartford, providing a wholesome, safe and loving home for homeless women and men living with HIV/AIDS.
For More Information or to request an application:
Sister Kristin Johnsen, CSJ
650 Willard Avenue, Newginton, CT 06111