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Common Venture volunteers with girls from the Martinez Street Women's Center in San Antonio, Texas, in 2013.

Franciscan Common Venture - Volunteer Service Program

Franciscan Common Venture provides the opportunity for women and men to contribute their talents, time and commitment in service by standing with the poor, caring for creation and building community. 

Short and long-term service opportunities are available in the United States and overseas. 

Short-Term Service Sites in 2014 
Sept. 6-13  Busby, MT - Prayer Lodge Spirituality Center for Native Americans - FILLED

For the short-term volunteer brochure, please click here.
For additional program details, please click here.

Common Venture Application Form
Click here to access the Franciscan Common Venture Initial Application Form (Microsoft Word file).  Click here to access the "Volunteer Recommendation Form."  Once you have completed your information, e-mail it to:

Jane Shey
Common Venture Director

Long-Term Service Opportunities (3 Months to 1 Year)

Morton, MS – Tutoring and working with children

Okolona, MS – Manage retail store and coffee shop

San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Inner City Development Program

Sioux City, IA – ESL and Tutoring

Suschitoto, El Salvador - The Arts Centre for Peace (Read about the Center in NCR here.)

Waterloo, IA – Tutoring Burmese adults and school children

For the long-term volunteer brochure, please click here.

For more information about the Common Venture program contact:

Jane Shey
Common Venture Director
3390 Windsor Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone 563-583-9786

















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