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 Disability. They care for and feed the children at the centre as well as help assist the sisters with everyday activities.
Volunteers in Sri Lanka teach students at the local Jesuit high school, Mount Calvary, which is on a farm just outside of Galle. The school is growing at a rapid pace and volunteers also assist in the construction of new classrooms. Our volunteers also assists on the farm, which is used to generate income to help the local community. The farm grows crops including cinnamon, coconut and pineapple.
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 with Esperanza Juvenil at the Boys Hope Girls Hope school located in Guatemala city. They will be teaching English in classes from Years 3 –9 and will be accommodated at one of the 9 BHGH houses with the schools students. There are 170 students at the school and classes are from 7:30- 4pm.
Belize volunteers will be working at either St John’s College (high school) or St Martin de Porres Primary school both 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.
To find out more about any of these destinations, or to register your interest, fill out the form below!