Salesian Volunteer Programs
Many SDB and FMA provinces sponsor programs that enable young people--and some not so young, too--to volunteer their services, their time, their attitudes, and their love for less advantaged youngsters in other parts of the world. For example, such volunteer programs exist in the U.S., Great Britain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic, to list those that come readily to my mind.
We've blogged here every August about the Salesian Lay Missioners, a program of Salesian Missions in New Rochelle that sends volunteers presently to Bolivia, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and sites in the U.S. For example, go to http://sdbnews.blogspot.com/2014/08/salesians-commission-20-lay-missioners.html
The SLM Website provides a "blogroll" whereby you can follow posts from many of the volunteers about their lives, activities, spiritual reflections, challenges, friendships, and apostolates.
Salesian Volunteers, the program of the San Francisco Province, has just come up with a fine promotional video. This program places volunteers in California and Mexico.
Both U.S. programs--the one in New Rochelle and the one in California--take volunteers from anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. See their Web sites for more information!