Franciscan Common Venture Seeks Volunteers


The Franciscan Common Venture program, sponsored by the Dubuque Franciscans, is seeking volunteers its summer service sites in Dubuque and around the United States beginning in May.

Volunteer opportunities range from tutoring children to hand harvesting corn on an Indian reservation. The 2016 Common Venture sites include Dubuque; Ames, Iowa; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Winnebago, Neb.; South Bend, Ind.; Busby, Mont.; San Antonio; and Morton, Okolona, and Calhoun City, Miss.

Franciscan Common Venture is a volunteer program that provides the opportunity for men and women 20 years and older to contribute their time, talents, and commitment in service among people who are poor. Volunteers are asked to contribute a stipend to help cover food and housing costs and are also responsible for their own costs traveling to and from the volunteer sites.

For more information about the service opportunities and sites and also how to apply, visit Contact Common Venture Coordinator Sister Michelle Balek, OSF, at or (563) 583-9786.