Become a Tau Volunteer

The Tau Volunteer Program offers a transformative experience for post-graduate women, at least 21 years old, who are looking to share service, community and spirituality with the School Sisters of St. Francis.


Meet our current Tau Volunteer

Carmen CatenaWelcome, Carmen! Irene Perez, Tau Volunteer Program Coordinator and Sister Rosemary Reier were very excited to pick up Carmen Catena at the Milwaukee airport on January 4, 2015. Irene and Carmen had been emailing for several weeks to discuss Carmen’s coming to Milwaukee to serve for three months, from January through the end of March. Even though the program was still in the very early stages of accepting volunteers, Irene felt that she just couldn’t pass up Carmen. Carmen had served with the Maryknoll Missions in Bolivia and AmeriCorps in Texas, so was a seasoned volunteer. Irene asked Carmen if she would be a “test” volunteer, and Carmen said, “absolutely.”

Carmen will be helping Irene with portions of the program handbook and orientation, while also serving with Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services and assisting Alfons Gallery’s Director Valerie Christell in the art Gallery. She is living with Sister Rosemary Reier, Sister Carol Ann Jaeger, Sister Mary Carroll, and Sister Ruth Gengler. , The sisters are very happy with their decision to host Carmen and she feels right at home.

Carmen has fit right into working with us, living with the sisters and has been a real gift to the Tau Volunteer program.


For more information, please contact:
Irene Perez, Tau Volunteer Program Coordinator
Phone: 414-385-5255 Fax: 414-385-5238
e-mail: iperez@sssf.org