Common Venture Service Opportunities 2023

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As we continue to emerge from the pandemic hiatus, the Dubuque Franciscan Common Venture program is working on firming up several service opportunities in 2023.
  • May 21-27: Madonna Renewal Center in Freeport, Illinois (see below for details).
  • May 28-June 3: DC BOUND with Franciscans: an  Intergenerational Immersion-Service experience.
  • June 22-25: Catholic Worker House in Waterloo, Iowa.
  • July 9-15: Catholic Worker House in Waterloo, Iowa.
The dates for the following are tentative or in the process of being planned, pending the confirmation of some details:
  • July 23 – 29: Mustard Seed Community Farm in Ames, Iowa.
  • Aug. 3-6: Mustard Seed Community Farm in Ames, Iowa.
  • Dates for the Wild Rose Center in Busby, Montana are being finalized.
More detailed information on the May 21-27 service opportunity in Freeport, Illinois:

Madonna Renewal Center, Freeport, Illinois  May 21-27, 2023
Open to men and women, 21+ years of age.  Cost: $75.
The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart’s Madonna Renewal Center is a safe haven that offers hope and healing to women in need in a 12 to 24-month program for pregnant women and their infants.  The most needed service for volunteers includes: cleaning, painting, sorting and restocking donated items, food pantry, resale shop, landscaping. There is also a need for building skills (carpentry, plumbing, etc.). There might be opportunities to assist a resident with childcare or provide a listening ear. Arrival is Sunday afternoon with departure on the following Saturday morning.  For more information, visit the Franciscan Common Venture website or email Sister Shell Balek balekm@osfdbq.org.