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Domestic Sites

Reading, PA

Tutoring at Las Puertas de la Esperanza Program - St. Joseph Parish, Reading St. Joseph

Volunteers have the opportunity to Tutor local school children with homework and other learning activities




Reading Mission Blitz - Various locations in Reading

Dedicate a day of service this fall 2014.  There will be an array of service jobs available to service the Reading Community such as:

  • Providing assistance to families in need
  • Repairing homes
  • Making and serving meals in soup kitchens
  • Cleaning-up different areas in the city

St. Joseph Villa - Reading, PA

St. Joseph Villa is a nursing home that provides for the needs of the retired Bernardine Franciscan Sisters.

Chester, PA

Bernardine Center

The Bernardine Center is an outreach social service agency. It provides assistance to low income Chester area residents.

Volunteers have the opportunity to help in many ways:

  • Interested in volunteering for a summer program?  The Bernardine Center needs volunteers for various postitions, including teaching to help at their summer day camp for grades Kindergarten through 4th grade
  • The Bernardine Center is also, currently accepting application for volunteers to assist with social media, i.e. Facebook.

Contact the Volunteers in Mission office for more information or submit your preliminary application form.

International Site

Dominican Republic

The Bernardine Franciscan Mission in the Dominican Republic is in the Los Tres Brazos barrio in East Santo Domingo. The Volunteers work teaching ESL, music, art and computer skills. Various positions are available in the clinic, where Volunteers work in nursing or teachi hygiene. Other positions are in the community, building and repairing homes are also possibilities. Volunteers

Fluency in Spanish is required


Contact the Volunteers in Mission office for more information or submit your preliminary application form.


Volunteers in Mission
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
450 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610-796-8972


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