("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 2020!

Our Lady's Manor, Dublin, Ireland

  • June 22-26, 2020 and/or June 29-July 3, 2020
Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, Columbus, OH

 * August 3-7 and/or August 10-14, 2020


SALT Brochure 2020 SALT Brochure 2020 (2255 KB)

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.

SALT Application 2020 SALT Application 2020 (230 KB)

SALT Recommendation 2020 SALT Recommendation 2020 (184 KB)

SALT Emergency Form 2020 SALT Emergency Form 2020 (193 KB)

SALT Agreement Form 2020 SALT Agreement Form 2020 (180 KB)


A. Fax the completed pieces of the Application to 518-537-4579 or scan and email to Sr. Mary O"Donovan at

B. Please do not send Emergency Information electronically.


  1) Emergency Form 

  2) picture of front and back of health insurance card

  3) completed negative tuberculosis test taken within a year of program to:

       Sr. Mary O'Donovan, O.Carm.

       600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526

D. An informal interview with members of the SALT Mission Team will follow following completion of application.

E. Be prepared to share any skills or areas of interest you have in working with the elderly.

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For inquiries, please email Sr. Mary  at

"It was fun getting to know the residents through conversations and activities and knowing that I was using my talents for the Lord.  There were other volunteers from all over the country and there was a great feeling of serving together.  We had opportunities for prayer and personal space that helped me reflect on this unique experience.  I saw what the SALT missionaries do and I thought, "I can do that!" - Sr. Doris Benitez, SALT Missionary 2017 and 2018

Sister Doris Benitez

"SALT was a very meaningful experience for me. I enjoyed working with the other missionaries, getting to know them and sharing our lives. I also got to know myself better and and grow in my relationship with Christ. We were given opportunities to pray together and to listen to God. Working with the residents individually helped me to learn how to listen to them. What the elderly need most of all is having someone to take time to listen to them and to show interest." - Sr. Morgan Mondello, SALT Missionary 2017 and 2018

Sister Morgan Mondello

 Sister Doris and Sister Morgan discovered their vocation as a Sister while serving with SALT!