Life as a Bon Secours Volunteer
A year as a Bon Secours Volunteer is an opportunity to gain awareness and understanding about issues of justice. Living in community and on a modest stipend allows volunteers to engage in a unique spiritual and personal journey and to share an experience unlike that of many of their peers.
Discerning whether or not to apply to
Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry?
We hope that the following details about life as a Bon Secours Volunteer can help you with your discernment process.
“My time with Bon Secours has given me an invaluable window into the lives and minds of Baltimore’s senior citizens. …The knowledge I have gained will make me a more culturally competent physician and help me to more effectively serve my patients in the future.”
What is life as a Bon Secours Volunteer about?
Essentially, it is a year to focus on living compassionately, offering healing, and, in turn, sharing in liberation with the people one serves. Each day, this focus comes alive when our volunteers strive to build relationships in service with others. In addition, by committing to the following pillars of the program, our volunteers bring the Congregation of Bon Secours’ charism of compassion, healing, and liberation to life
Bon Secours Volunteers commit to:
- Learn through Service with Others
- Practice God's Justice
- Develop Community
- Grow Spiritually
- Live Simply
Who may apply to be a Bon Secours Volunteer?
Our applicants are: Age 21 and older.
- In good physical and psychological health.
- College graduates or in possession of equivalent life experience.
- Single, women and men of any racial, ethnic, and socio-economic background.
- Without family or financial obligations that would inhibit ministerial presence.
In addition, our volunteers are:
- 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.
- Willing to live in community with other volunteers and to live simply during the year of service.
- Open to reflecting upon the connection between service and spirituality.