Join Us: Volunteer Program

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM) Volunteer Program

The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary have dedicated their lives in service to others through their various ministries: education, pastoral ministries, retreat and spiritual direction, health care, social work, peace and justice advocacy, to promote life, especially in those situations where it is denied, devalued, or diminished. 

Members of the Eastern American Province Volunteer Program are partners with the RSHM in this work.   

Short Term Volunteers: serve at Marymount Convent, in Tarrytown, NY.

  • Do you have an hour, per week? Per month? 
  • A special skill/talent that you would like to share?  
  • Visit a sister. Read. Help a sister write a letter. Discuss current events. Listen and share stories. Work on a craft project. Learn of the sisters’ experience as an RSHM.

Volunteers will be provided with an orientation.

One Year Volunteer: Serve with the RSHM working in diverse ministries, such as pastoral ministry, educaiton, social work, or wOne ye
ar volunteers will commit themselves to the Five Program Values: community, simple living, social justice, zeal, and spirituality. 

Program requirements: Commit for one year, 21 years or older, college degree or equivalent work experience, flexible, open to new experiences, work well with others, open to share, willing to live simply, enthusiastic, work towards social justice. 

Program benefits: Room and Board, monthly stipend, medical insurance, transportation, orientation, retreats, workshops.  

Placement sites for the one year program are the following:

RSHM LIFE Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY (
Legal Aid Services of Collier County, Immokalee, FL (
Redlands Christian Migrant Association School, Immokalee, FL (
Immokalee Housing and Family Services, Immokalee, FL (

Applications are now available for download. Or email or Susannah Bourbeau, RSHM Volunteer Program, Co-Coordinator, 50 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown, NY 10591, or call us at 914-703-6412.

Please visit us at

Sr. Mary Heyser and Susannah Bourbeau, Coordinators for the RSHM EAP Volunteer Program   

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