The Heart’s Home volunteers are young people (from 21 to 35 years old) who dedicate their time to serve the poor. They enter long-term (from 14 to 24 months) full-time work as catholic Lay missionaries in deprived areas all over the world.
These catholic volunteers share a simple life of community prayer within a missionary house (a Heart’s Home), or in a Heart’s Home village and dedicate their time to children and families in need.
The services they accomplish involve, but are not limited to:
- Operating as day care centers to provide children with a safe place to play and do their homework.
- Visiting the elderly, the sick and the homebound, helping them to gain access to health care, providing end of life services or simply companionship.
- Bringing assistance to the poorest, helping them to get food, medicines, clothes, and decent housing.
- Visiting the most abandoned in prisons, garbage dumps, slums, orphanages and hospitals.
More than 1,200 young people have been volunteering with Heart’s Home since 1990.