Reading, Pennsylvania

90 mins north of Philadelphia, PA, Reading has been the home to the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters for the 120 years, where the Sisters not only live but provide an array of services. 

1. BFS Service Year

The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters offer a service year opportunity to volunteers to work with and for the Sisters. Volunteers not only have the opportunity to serve in the community with the Sisters, but are able to partake in their own spiritual journey.  

  • 10 month long term placement  
  • Room & Board included 
  • Monthly Stipend
  • transportation provided
  • Health Insurance 
  • Retreat opportunities





2. Mother Veronica Resource Center

Volunteers have the opportunity to work with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters at the newly created resource center, which offers ESL classes, GED tutoring, and citizenship classes.

  • Requirement: teaching or educational background. Bilingual a plus.
  • Besides the many benefits of service, volunteers have the opportunity to interact with gracious, grateful, and inspiring learners.
  • Approved volunteer site for Alvernia University students