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Our Residential Volunteer Program offers an opportunity for men and women over eighteen years of age to experience the prayer and work of our communities.

In turn, volunteers offer our communities an opportunity to be enriched by the presence, gifts, and talents which they bring to our common search for God.
Volunteers share in our ministries and works, which include the production and distribution of altar breads, making liturgical vestments, making soap, producing/packaging gourmet popcorn, correspondence and clerical tasks, gardening, grounds and maintenance work, hospitality, care of the sick and elderly, housekeeping, and other services.

Volunteers join with us in our worship and prayer, including the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office), Eucharist, adoration, and lectio divina (sacred reading).

Volunteers receive an orientation which provides them with the information needed to benefit from the experience. This includes the history and mission of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and an introduction to Benedictine spirituality, prayer, and values.


Compensation and Benefits
In return for their services, volunteers receive the following benefits:

  • Room and board
  • Ongoing mentoring
  • Spiritual direction if desired
  • Possibility of recreational opportunities, workshops, and classes

Volunteers receive no monetary compensation and are responsible for their own health insurance and personal expenses.
Volunteers may serve at either of our two monasteries located in Arizona and Missouri. 
Placement and length of volunteer stay is discerned with the Volunteer Director.

Contact Sr. Sarah Schwartzburg
Volunteer Director

VolunteersLocal and Part time opportunities (non-residential) 

Help is always needed around a monastery!  If you would like to volunteer some of your time and talent,
please contact your local monastery:

Monastery in Tucson, AZ:

Monastery in Clyde, MO: