Bon Secours Volunteers serve full-time at a particular placement site as one of the key elements of the program. The placement site is decided upon after the volunteer is accepted into the program and commits to serve with BSVM. At the placement site, a site supervisor guides the volunteer through his or her ministry. During the placement process, each volunteer learns more about the different positions available, which may include talking with staff at the site, receiving a position description outlining the particular ministry, and speaking with current or past volunteers in that position.
In general, each position:
- Provides the volunteer with the opportunity to directly serve people who suffer from economic injustice and, therefore, are underserved and vulnerable.
- Enables the volunteer to provide a service that otherwise would not be accomplished or which expands the mission of the placement site.
- Utilizes the unique gifts and talents of the individual volunteer.
- Keeps office tasks such as filing or paperwork to a minimum, only as part of the expected responsibilities and not as the volunteer’s primary role.
More specifically, our volunteers serve in one of three areas: healthcare, social service, or education. For examples of current service sites, please see the list below. Due to the small size of our program, we can often find placement sites that serve both the needs of the community and the interest of the volunteer. If you have a particular area of skill or interest that is not listed below, please be in touch with us about your service as we may be able to accommodate you.
- Emergency Department Patient Liaison
- Vascular Lab
- Renal Department
- Patient Care Associate
- Public Health Outreach/ Nutrition Worker- Tele-Heart Program
- Teaching assistant at a tuition-free Catholic middle school for girls
To learn more about our education placement, please view the website of The Sisters Academy of Baltimore.
- Child Development Coordinator at Family Support Center
- Community Outreach Coordinator