In 1995, the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus began a mission site in the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo known as Batey (pronounced bah-tay) Lecheria. The people living in Batey Lecheria, most of whom are Haitian, lack the most basic of necessities such as dependable running water, electricity, and indoor plumbing.
You Are Needed: Become a Holy Child Volunteer!
At the mission site, the Sisters of the Holy Child founded a school and medical clinic. Every year, we serve 250 children through our school and more than 3,000 individuals through our clinic. Annually, four lay people—known as Holy Child Volunteers—from the U.S. serve alongside the Sisters of the Holy Child by teaching in our school and living together in community. The Volunteers share in the mission of Christ and in the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Child which is “to help others to believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world, and to rejoice in God’s presence.” Holy Child Volunteers quickly discover that by focusing on the needs of others they themselves grow personally, spiritually, and professionally. Holy Child Volunteers need to have a college degree and must be proficient in Spanish. If you want to make a difference in our world, this is where you need to be. Learn more about our work, our community, and join us today!