Ursuline Sisters seeks interns, volunteers

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are accepting applications for their June 2013 intern/volunteer program. College students or recent graduates 18 and older, with a few hours a week to spare and a desire to make a difference in the community, are encouraged to apply.

Interns and volunteers gain valuable work-place experience, build their r sum s, have fun, meet new people and visit diverse places. Hours are flexible, and participants can extend their experiences beyond June.

“Not only do the interns and volunteers benefit from this program, especially in experiencing how life is enriched through service to others,” said Sister Norma Raupple, program coordinator, “They really make a difference in the lives of the people they serve, and the Ursuline Sisters and our staff value their input and perspectives.”

For more information or to apply, contact Sister Raupple at 330-792-7636, nraupple@theursulines.org or visit www.theurslines.org. Applicants must provide a r sum , three references or letters of recommendation and pass state and federal background checks.

Intern/volunteer sites include: Beatitude House, housing for homeless women and children in Youngstown and Warren; Potters’ Wheel, Youngstown, offering education and Hispanic outreach for adults and children; Casa Madre, the Sisters’ HIV/AIDS ministry summer program for children; Dorothy Day House, feeding and helping the poor; SCOPE, meeting place for mobile senior citizens in Lordstown or Niles; Parkside Health Care Center, a skilled-nursing care facility in Columbiana; Motherhouse Health Care, Canfield, the assisted-care wing for Sisters; Hospice of the Valley, visiting the terminally ill; Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten, a one-week summer camp for kids; MYCAP, offering a summer camp for disadvantaged children and Habitat for Humanity, Youngstown.

More sites and opportunities may be available, and the Sisters can work to customize internships or volunteer opportunities to meet students’ needs.

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