Service Corps

1-year ministry opportunities for college graduates

Holy Family Service Corps also offers short-term volunteer opps

A group of happy young peopleWe are pleased to introduce the Holy Family Service Corps (HFSC), launching a pilot program this summer that offers long-term volunteer opportunities at Holy Family Institute (HFI) in Pittsburgh. Participants in the one-year program will serve in various ministries at Holy Family Institute, which has served children and families in western Pennsylvania for more than 110 years. The Service Corps’ long-term program is a joint venture of HFI, the Community at Holy Family Manor and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN).

Our new Service Corps is seeking ambitious college graduates to embark on a year-long opportunity of meaningful work for HFI, including its high school, Holy Family Academy. Residing on the HFI campus, volunteers also may serve other CSFN-sponsored ministries such as Holy Family Manor, Mt. Nazareth Learning Center and Nazareth Housing Services, all in Pittsburgh.

Participants will receive a monthly stipend, enjoy community living with a private bedroom, transportation and meals, and an education award of $5,000 on completing the program.

For more information about the Service Corps, click here:
or contact Sr. Michele Vincent Fisher at

In addition, the Service Corps also offers a variety of short-term volunteer opportunities, ranging from long weekends of service to one- and two-week programs at a variety of CSFN ministries across those states where the sisters serve. For information about short-term Service Corps opportunities, please contact Sr. Theresita Donach at

A bonus feature of both programs: volunteers will have opportunities to interact with Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in their ministries, in prayer and in fellowship experiences. Recognized for their warm, family-like hospitality, the CSFNs are dedicated to spreading the Kingdom of God’s love, particularly within families.


Holy Family Institute provides help, healing, hope and support to children and families in western Pennsylvania. From alternative learning environments and career training, to families in need of support and counseling – including help with addiction, alcoholism and other debilitating problems – Holy Family is here. In 2012 alone, more than 11,000 families and children were able to improve their lives with the help of HFI.

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