Teens invited to volunteer with Sisters of Providence
Terre Haute resident Pia Carino knew she wanted to give back to people through volunteering, but she wasn’t sure how to go about it.
While she was a student at St. Patrick School in Terre Haute, Sister Joni Luna, SP, invited her to volunteer with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Now a junior at Terre Haute South High School, Pia still enjoys her volunteering moments with the Sisters of Providence.
“It gives me a sense of joy to be able to bring a little bit of happiness to these sisters,” Pia said. “It is meaningful since these sisters were the foundations and builders of this community I call home.”
All teens are invited to join Pia and others during the month of June to volunteer with the Sisters of Providence and health care residents at Providence Health Care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in crafts, activities, conversations and more.
Summer volunteer sessions run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily on June 6-7, 8-9, 13-14 and 15-16.
“It is a lot of fun. And at the same time, our teen volunteers receive valuable life experience and learn from the wisdom of our residents,” Sister Joni said.
“Volunteering here has helped me reach into the depths of my mind and soul,” Pia added. “It has made me realize how much serving my community and making others happy means to me. This experience has made me so much closer to God.”