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Providence teen volunteer ministry summer 2019

By Amy Miranda | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of Providence invite all high school and middle school aged students to spend some time volunteering with elders at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods this summer. June 3-6 and 10-13, 2019. Bring a smile to someone’s face! Share the gift of your presence.

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Newsnotes summer 2019

By Sisters of Providence | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Read the latest news and updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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Making someone’s day just by showing up: Teen shares her experience as a Providence Teen Volunteer

By Amanda Lakstins | May 16, 2019 | 6 Comments

We usually think of volunteering as weeding a garden or picking up trash (those are important too, of course), but it can be more. It can be making someone’s day just by showing up. It can be learning things you never knew from someone who experienced it first-hand. It can be the satisfied feeling you get when someone laughs at a joke you made. Volunteering isn’t just mundane tasks. It’s knowing and feeling and connecting with people.

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Something for everyone at the Woods

By Sister Ann Casper | May 10, 2019 | 2 Comments

Come visit the Woods and find out for yourself!

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Providence teen volunteer ministry: Earth Day Festival

By Amy Miranda | April 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you a 12 to 18 years old?
Share your time with the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Visit with elder sisters and help them with activities such as Bingo, exercise, baking. Share your talents!

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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: The great outdoors

By Mary Riley | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

April is National Volunteer Month. Follow along each week as we highlight some of the opportunities the Sisters of Providence have available. If you’ve thought about volunteering but being stuck inside is not your thing, then you‘ll be happy to learn that the Sisters of Providence have many volunteer opportunities in the great outdoors. If…

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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: Docent this sound amazing?

By Mary Riley | April 16, 2019 | 1 Comment

April is National Volunteer Month. Follow along each week as we highlight some of the opportunities the Sisters of Providence have available. Are you a person who loves details? Do you like to tell stories? Can you walk backwards and talk at the same time? If so perhaps being a docent is the right volunteer…

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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: The many virtues of skirting

By Mary Riley | April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is skirting and why would you possibly want to volunteer to do it? Find out what it is and how this could be the perfect fit for you.

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April is National Volunteer Month

By Mary Riley | April 2, 2019 | 1 Comment

April is National Volunteer Month. It’s a time to celebrate all who volunteer as well as to encourage more people to take part. The Sisters of Providence really rely on our volunteers and all that they contribute. Sister Rebecca Keller, SP, who serves as coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Sisters of Providence says, “We…

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Teens got talent! Volunteer day with the Sisters of Providence

By Amy Miranda | March 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

All 12 to 18 year-olds are invited to bring your dance troupe, your band, your ensemble or just yourself and come volunteer your time entertaining retired Sisters of Providence and others at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Share your talents and bring joy to others!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Penny’s from heaven

By Mary Riley | January 22, 2019 | 5 Comments

The best part of volunteering is knowing (that) I have made an effort to assist in fulfilling the needs of people who have limited resources.

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Education in everyday caring makes a difference

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

Staff members who participated in dementia care training share how it makes a difference in their everyday care giving: Don’t take any behaviors personally.** Build trust by spending time with each person.** Learn to read the cues of a person. A non-verbal person may ordinarily smile as a greeting; but if there’s no smile, she’s having a bad time of it.

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When you volunteer for the Sisters of Providence you help continue the mission that Saint Mother Theodore began back in 1840. We help our volunteers find the right opportunity that fits their interests and passions. Some of our volunteers keep a regular schedule and while others help out as their time permits. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, gain experience, and boost your confidence. Volunteer opportunities with the Sisters of Providence include visiting patients in health care, leading tour groups, answering phones, maintaining the grounds, working in the organic gardens, helping with alpacas and assisting at special events. To learn more about volunteering contact Sister Rebecca Keller at 812-535-2878.

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