Is God calling you to volunteer in the missions?

Many young people, in service to the poor, volunteer in missions every year, finding a life-giving environment to discern their vocations and share the love of Jesus Christ. Many of our volunteers have experienced a call to a deeper discipleship throughout their time and have felt themselves called to live this out through generous self-gift in marriage, family life, priesthood, consecrated life, or through friendships in their current state of life according to God’s will.

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A lot of words can describe being a part of the volunteer staff at St. Ann’s. Awesome people gathered for an awesome purpose! Carrying Christ to His young ones! Serving with motivated, driven, and enthusiastic young adults united in giving their summer to share their Lord with others was the best gift of self I could have offered. God will change you!

Charles Wenck

As a sophomore in college, I was looking for a short-term Catholic volunteer opportunity and heard about St. Ann’s summer camp in far-off North Dakota. Truly, it was one of the most transformational experiences I have ever had, and it changed the trajectory of my life (spoiler: I joined SOLT). Even though I had done some mission work before and had good Catholic friends, there was just something so real and deep about how we lived community life and the way we gave ourselves as volunteers, serving together with the sisters and priests of SOLT. Christ opened my heart in a new way through that simple yes to serving at summer camp!

Sr. Mary Joy, SOLT

I am from a community where service comes naturally, but the faith is not something shared outside of the church walls. Coming to Belize stretched me in ways I did not expect. I was challenged to serve in ways I never had before to people whose lives were so different from my own. I learned that on my own I could not serve well, and that eventually I would be worn down or driven off course. But Belize showed me God and His Providence are real, and if I share this journey with others, I would finish the race well.

Jacob Oster

Volunteering with SOLT has strengthened my prayer life, reinforced my call to the teaching profession, and formed practical prayer habits. Living in a Catholic community and teaching at a Catholic school has provided me with the opportunity to live a life that is centered around the sacraments as well as countless opportunities to be formed in my faith. Also, having graduated with an education degree, working in the teaching apostolate has reinforced my desire to teach while being able to give a year of service. Finally, I’ve been able to develop prayer habits that complement a working schedule that I can carry with me throughout my professional life.

Kimberly Schulte

...through my work with the kids and experiencing true authentic relationships with other counselors and SOLT priests, sisters and brothers, my heart started to soften. I can’t sum up all my experiences with St. Ann’s and SOLT in this small space but ultimately I served 6 years at St. Ann’s, all my best friends were made there, and I gained an “adopted” family...

Amanda Estabrook

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