April is National Volunteer Month

Sisters of Providence work in many ministries throughout the Mother Joseph Province.  Below are a few of them but volunteering can be as close as your local church, food bank or homeless shelter.  Reach out to find out where you can help your neighbors in need.

Transitions works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. (https://help4women.org/volunteer/)  They operate six programs designed to support women in the community by providing childcare, housing, job training, and friendly, safe spaces for women and children to visit.

Opportunities abound in Providence St. Joseph Hospitals – from art and music to working with elders to playing with children while their siblings are at medical appointments. Search on the web for your local Providence St. Joseph Hospital.

In Seattle, Project Genesis (https://www.genesisnow.org/take-action/volunteer) invites volunteers to teach workshops, staff community events and volunteer in other ways to help women escape commercial sex exploitation.

Advocate for social justice at the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (https://ipjc.org/) or the Washington State Catholic Conference (https://www.wacatholics.org/).

Mercy Housing Northwest (https://www.mercyhousing.org/northwest/volunteer/) welcomes volunteers as after-school tutors at their family properties or as art therapy Instructors at their senior properties.  There are many other openings for individuals and groups.

Volunteers at Jubilee Women’s Center (https://jwcenter.org/get-involved/) can help with preparing meals, welcoming women, organizing events, working in the boutique shop and more.