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 2017! Three exciting programs to choose from:

 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKETS BELOW:

SALT Application Form SALT Application Form (215 KB)

SALT Emergency Form SALT Emergency Form (180 KB)


SALT Recommendation Form SALT Recommendation Form (174 KB)


SALT Agreement Form SALT Agreement Form (167 KB)

 
 Applications are due one month before the start of each program.  An informal interview with Stacey, SALT Coordinator, and a Carmelite Sister will follow.  Please be in touch well in advance of the program if you are interested in a program that requires international travel.

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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 or call (518) 751-8265

"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