Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry


BSVM carefully discerns with prospective applicants to determine whether or not an individual will be a good fit for the BSVM community. To become a volunteer, individuals must complete an application and interview with program staff.

Volunteers share in the charism of the Sisters of Bon Secours- to live compassionately, receive and offer healing, and share in liberation. Volunteers provide “good help,” the translation of “bon secours,” to those in need.  Volunteers also explore and uphold the 5 program pillars throughout their year of service: Live Simply, Grow Spiritually, Develop Community, Practice God’s Justice, and Learn Through Service.  Learn more about the pillars here.

Volunteers are:

  • single men or women between the ages of 21 and 30
  • college graduates or possessing equivalent life experience
  • in good physical and psychological health

And are also: 

  • motivated by an open and giving spirit
  • attracted to the mission and charism of the Congregation of Bon Secours
  • interested in practicing justice by building relationships based in service
  • open to reflecting upon the connection between service and spirituality
  • willing to live in community with other volunteers and to live simply during the year of service.

‎“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” –Buddha

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.