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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 Opportunities - Summer 2015

Date

Location

Activity

June 1-6

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

June 1-6

Chicago, IL

Port Ministries

Working in a soup kitchen, homeless outreach, maintenance, teaching adults and children.

June 7-13

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

June 8-13

Chicago, IL

Port Ministries

Working in a soup kitchen, homeless outreach, maintenance, teaching adults and children.

June 8-11

Morton, MS

EXCEL

Teachers/helpers for reading, language and math summer camp.

June 14-20

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

June 15-18

Morton, MS

EXCEL

Teachers/helpers for reading, language and math summer camp.

June 15-20

Chicago, IL

Port Ministries

Working in a soup kitchen, homeless outreach, maintenance, teaching adults and children.

*June 18-21

Ames, IA,    Mustard Seed Community Farm

Garden work, delivering food to a food bank and farmers market.

June 21-27

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

June 22-27

Chicago, IL

Port Ministries

Working in a soup kitchen, homeless outreach, maintenance, teaching adults and children.

June 28-July 4

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

July 5-11

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

**July 5-23

San Antonio, TX

Martinez Street Women’s Center

Serving as mentors and working with 9-14 year olds for  culturally-relevant, community-based  enrichment program at Girl Zone Summer Camp

July 5-24

San Antonio, TX

Inner City Development

Recreation Supervisor and/or

Emergency Food and Clothing Assistant

July 6-9

Morton, MS

EXCEL

Teachers/helpers for reading, language and math summer camp

July 9-12

*Ames, IA,     
Mustard Seed Community Farm

Garden work, delivering food to a food bank and farmers market.

July 12-18

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

July 13-16

Morton, MS

EXCEL

Teachers/helpers for reading, language and math summer camp.

*July 15-19

Minneapolis, MN

Walking with the homeless, work at a soup kitchen, volunteer at a community farm.

July 19-25

Okolona, MS

EXCEL

Tutoring, wellness activities, maintenance and administrative help.

July 26-August 1

South Bend, IN

St. Margaret’s House

Assist with programing at a day center for women and children.

August 15-22

Winnebago, NE

St. Augustine's Indian Mission School

Hand harvesting corn for traditional ceremonies, painting and repairs

*August 27-30

Ames, IA   
Mustard Seed Community Farm

Garden work, delivering food to a food bank and farmers market.

September 6-12

Busby, MT  
The Prayer Lodge

Repair work and gardening at the retreat center.

*Mini-Venture (3-4 days)

**Two week commitment

For more details on each volunteer site, download our short-term volunteer brochure 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:

Michelle Balek, OSF
Common Venture Director 
balekm@osfdbq.org

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

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

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

For more information about the Common Venture program contact:
 
Michelle Balek, OSF
Common Venture Director 
balekm@osfdbq.org
 
   
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