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Volunteer opportunity spotlight: The great outdoors

By Mary Riley | April 23, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Hey teens! Make someone’s day this winter and spring

By Amy Miranda | November 2, 2018 |

Hey teens, there are lots of benefits to volunteering with our retired sisters and health care residents this winter and fall. Read all about them and sign up to volunteer here!

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Youth, elders learn from each other

By Sister Cathy Campbell | September 12, 2018 |

After visiting with Sister Marceline Mattingly, age 102, Jolyssa Cortez wrote: “I asked her in what year she was born and she said, ‘1915.’ I think that is amazing because she lived through so much history in her life. She said the most amazing part of the history she lived was seeing the technology industry grow. After my visit, I felt like a whole new person.”

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Sister Arrianne Whittaker: ‘Providence led me here’

By Jason Moon | September 6, 2018 |

‘I guess that is why I am called to be a Sister of Providence … the journey has certainly called me to place my faith in Providence.’

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Updates from the Sisters of Providence summer 2018

By Sisters of Providence | May 25, 2018 |

New Providence Associate co-directors. Sister My Huong Pham transfers to the Sisters of Providence. Mats for the homeless and more! Read the latest news updates from the Sisters of Providence.

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Volunteering can be addictive – cleaning statues in Providence Park

By Kymberli Huet Payonk | May 22, 2018 |

The Week of Service started as collaboration between the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) as we jointly celebrated our 175th anniversary in 2015.  The SMWC Alumni Board of Directors worked with the sisters on it that very first year. They loved it so much that it has now become a yearly tradition.…

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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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