Service Corps volunteers are immersed in a cultural service experience, providing a unique occasion for personal growth and the discovery of a new sense of community and spirituality.
Volunteers engage in a simple lifestyle, drawing near to the poor as an expression of solidarity with those whom they serve. These experiences are strengthened and supported by other volunteers who gather regularly for shared reflection.
Stonehill Service Corps - Brockton volunteers live in Brockton, Massachusetts and volunteer full-time in the community.
Service Corps volunteers work in various roles, including:
- Direct service
- Community building
- Youth ministry
Living in a shared home, Service Corps volunteers are challenged to live simply in solidarity with those they serve. A modest monthly stipend is offered for food and incidentals, and a van is provided for transportation.
Stonehill Service Corps - Dominican Republic volunteers live in La Romana and work at Hogar del Niño, a school that serves over 1,500 local children aged newborn to 18 years old.
Hogar del Niño offers education, daycare and after-school programs while also providing dental and medical care to an additional 9,000 children in the surrounding community.
Service Corps volunteers work in various positions, including:
- Daycare provider
- Education coordinator
- After-school program administrator
- Grant writer
- Website developer
Service Corps volunteers are given the chance to use their unique talents, and have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and create new programs within the curriculum as the year progresses. Some Spanish fluency and a strong interest in working with children are required.
*Please note: The Honduras program has been suspended due a U.S. State Department Travel Warning. Learn more.
Stonehill Service Corps - Honduras volunteers serve with the Guaimaca Mission, founded and operated by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation. The Mission includes the Santa Rosa Clinic, Nazareth Farm and the Marie Poussepin Center, an all-girls school for approximately 70 young women in grades 7-12.
Service Corps volunteers work primarily as teachers and tutors, while opportunities to assist at the farm and clinic are occasionally available. No prior teaching experience is necessary, but Spanish fluency and a strong interest in working with children are required.
Stonehill Service Corps - India volunteers work at the Saint Andre School, a K-12 school with 900 students serving the tribal villages near Bogjungnagar in Tripura State, and Holy Cross School, an established K-12 school of 3,500+ students in Agartala. Both schools are operated by the Congregation of Holy Cross Diocese of Agartala.
Service Corps volunteers can expect a challenging and rewarding experience with plenty of support from staff. Volunteers live in cottages just outside Holy Cross School and typically work six days a week.
No professional teaching experience is necessary, but a strong interest in teaching and working with children is require. English is the only language requirement.