SALT PROGRAM

("Serving the Aged Lovingly Today")

 A mission experience for women ages 18-40.

"Our concern and dedication for the old people is the expression of our love for God." - Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

Serve with SALT in Summer 2018! Two exciting programs to choose from:

  • June 10-15- Albany, NY (with option to stay for an additional week from June 16-23 for more in-depth individualized service opportunities)
  • July 15-20- Columbus, Ohio (with option to stay for an additional week from July 21-27 for more in-depth individualized service opportunities)
Applications are due one month before the start of each program.  An informal interview with Stacey, SALT Coordinator, and a Carmelite Sister will follow. The Application is posted below to be downloaded.  Please note that along with the Application, applicants must submit a negative tuberculosis test taken within one year of the start date of the SALT Program. 

SALT APPLICATION FORM SALT APPLICATION FORM (219 KB)

SALT AGREEMENT FORM SALT AGREEMENT FORM (169 KB)

SALT RECOMMENDATION FORM SALT RECOMMENDATION FORM (176 KB)

SALT EMERGENCY FORM SALT EMERGENCY FORM (184 KB)


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Experience the joy of knowing your presence makes a difference in the lives of our elders! Women ages 18 - 40, please join us in service for the experience of a lifetime.

  • No previous experience required- we mentor you along the way!
  • Your individual gifts and skills will be utilized
  • Room and board provided-your only cost is traveling to us!
  • Spiritual and personal growth through prayer, reflection and discussion
  • Fun time and bonding with your peers and the Carmelite Sisters
  • All are welcome regardless of faith and beliefs.  However, please note that volunteers are expected to be present at daily Mass and prayers with the Sisters and Residents.

Please return completed applications by email to Stacey at  Staceys@avilainstitute.org or fax to (518) 537-4725.  For inquiries please email Stacey.

"SALT was one of the most amazing experiences I've had on my faith journey... I can't wait to return and work with the aged and infirm again! The Carmelite Sisters along with Stacey are so INCREDIBLE when it comes to combining support, prayer, and understanding of one's capabilities.  I left Ireland with lifelong friends, or more accurately ANGELS, in the residents that I connected with there.  I will CERTAINLY be returning as soon as I can!" - Francesca, 2016 SALT Volunteer

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