We calculate the value of a volunteer as priceless.

The Heart of Our Extended Family Is Our Volunteers

A very important connection to St. Paul's Monastery is our Volunteer Program. Volunteers are at the heart of our extended family. We currently have more than 100 volunteers sharing in the ministries of and for our community, contributing in excess of 2500 hours of service each year.

Areas in which our volunteers have in the past and continue to be needed are:

  • Our Health Care Center
  • Baking/ kitchen help
  • Hospitality
  • Liturgy/ Chapel
  • Maintenance
  • Development
  • Driving

For more information on volunteer opportunities click here.

Guidelines for Volunteers:

Adults are encouraged to participate in the Volunteer program at St. Paul’s Monastery. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Although volunteers need not be of the Catholic faith to serve at the Monastery, they are expected to respect and uphold the values of the Sisters as they visit and work with them. Benedictines strive to live by Gospel values.

  • A candidate for the volunteer program completes an information form and is interviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Specific placement is decided through mutual agreement between the Volunteer Coordinator and the prospective volunteers.
  • Volunteers serve under the direction of the department supervisor.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at St. Paul’s Monastery, please contact:

Margaret Barrett

Volunteer Coordinator





Julianna Sandin, Volunteer Co-Coordinator, visits Sister Monica Raway with her dog, Harper

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