Cardoner Volunteer Corps
3 - 6 Month Experiences
The Cardoner Volunteer Corps (CVC) offers experiences from 3 - 6 months in the following destinations. In each of these destinations you will live within the local community.
The Cardoner Project first visited Vietnam in January 2010 and since then we have developed a deep and strong relationship with the sisters and children. In Vietnam, volunteers live and work in St Vincent Diem's Centre for Children with Disabilities. They care for and feed the children at the centre as well as help assist the sisters with everyday activities.
Our volunteers in Sri Lanka teach across the country.
From Vavuniya, Mannar, Trincomalee and Batticaloa in the North, to Hikkaduwa, Colombo and Galle further south, our dedicated and passionate volunteers assist in whatever way possible. Teaching students as young as pre-schoolers and as old as university-age, assisting with the care and development of people with disabilities, as well as maintaining a number of programs that serve those affected by the Civil War and natural disasters in Sri Lanka's recent history.
This service opportunity is in the Chipata diocese of Zambia. Our volunteers teach at Mary Mother of God primary school, St Anastasio’s school and help children with disabilities at the Ryder Cheshire Home. They also work with the Little Sisters of the Immaculate Concept at the Kasisi Children’s home in Lusaka.
Volunteers teach in the North East region at Lapaha at Takailau College teaching English to Years 7 and 8. They also assist at the St Ignatius Parish Pre-school.
Volunteers will be working at Boy's Hope, Girl's Hope: Esperanza Juvenil in Guatemala City.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is an international organization centred on cultivating youth empowerment through the foundation of education and holistic support. Our volunteers assist by teaching English in classes from Years 3 –9 and will be accommodated at one of the 9 BHGH houses with the school's students.
Belize volunteers will be working at either St John’s College (high school) or St Martin de Porres Primary school in Belize City.
Volunteers will be assisting teachers in the classroom at St Martin’s especially disadvantaged students with English reading and comprehension. Volunteers at St John's will be working with the pastoral department helping with retreats and assisting teachers in the classroom.
Our work in Nepal is run through a relationship with a Jesuit mission established in the village of Tipling, one of the most geographically isolated communities in the country.
Volunteers in Nepal act as volunteer teachers for the village, working between a primary and high school, seeking to bring English to life for this isolated community. The volunteers also assist the Jesuits on the ground with various projects and activities, such as construction and faith formation.
In India, our volunteers assist at Jesu Ashram, a centre for the disadvantaged in Siliguri. Jesu Ashram contains a medical centre, treating patients with mental health issues, tuberculosis, and general health concerns, a legal rights advocacy centre and a factory where women can weave traditional hand-made Saris.