Where Tau Volunteers Serve

Alfons Gallery (http://www.sssf.org/gallery/)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Exhibitions at the Alfons Gallery explore cultures and advocate for social justice, peace and the environment through the artistic vision. Volunteers assist with installation and care of the artwork and exhibits, manage the gift shop, and provide general administrative and creative support.

Service options:

  • Art
  • Administrative/program support

Casa Alexia (http://www.casaalexia.org/)

El Paso, Texas
Casa Alexia is a joint ministry of the United States and Latin American provinces of the School Sisters of St. Francis. The purpose of the mission is to stand in solidarity with immigrants and to advocate for just immigration policies while working collaboratively with others.  Functional Spanish is required for Tau Volunteers because they will be assisting in beginning English as a Second Language classes and living in a bilingual community.

Service options:

  • Border ministry
  • Education
  • ESL
  • Social services

CORE/El Centro (www.core-elcentro.org)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CORE/El Centro is a not for profit natural healing center whose mission is to create access, build community, and inspire to wholeness all who desire the healing energies of natural therapies with a special emphasis on people with low incomes. In order to make healing accessible to everyone, fees are based on a sliding fee schedule. Our Healing with a Heart program invites people who can afford the full cost of services to join us in our mission of healing and come to CORE/El Centro for services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, reiki, and classes in movement/exercise. Not only wiil you be receiving quality services and classes, but part of your fee wil also help to subsidize the healing for others who cannot afford full price.

  Service options:

  • Assist at events
  • General office support
  • Child care for adult classes
  • Program assistant
     

Lazarus House (http://www.lazarushouseonline.com/)

St. Charles, Illinois
Lazarus House serves the homeless and those at risk of homelessness by providing an emergency shelter open 365 days a year. They offer services and referrals to help those in need in our community to prevent homelessness and support the well-being of individuals and their families. They also  help homeless persons return to independent living with the skills and habits needed for long-term success. Tau Volunteers serve in all areas of Lazarus House, providing assistance ranging from sorting donations to serving meals to answering phones.

Service options:

  • Homeless shelter and outreach
  • Soup kitchen
  • Administrative/program support
  • Social services

Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services (www.milwaukeeachiever.org/)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Achiever helps adult learners to assess their skills and provides assistance for them to pursue their individual literacy goals at four community-based learning centers and several Neighborhood Network Computer Labs. Tau Volunteers serve as tutors, group leaders, computer lab assistants, computer skills instructors and library aides.

Service options:

  • Adult literacy
  • Education
  • ESL
  • Citizenship preparation
  • GED preparation and mentoring

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee (www.notredamemke.com)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Notre Dame School of Milwaukee is the city’s leading K5 through 8 Catholic schools on the south side of the city in the heart of the Hispanic community. They provide a unique learning environment empowering at risk children to break through socio-economic and cultural obstacles. They are dedicated to advancing the educational, spiritual and overall well-being of Latino children through small class sizes, dedicated teachers and leadership. The curriculum includes formation in the Catholic faith, dual language instruction, fine arts, commitment to justice and leadership, and dedicated parental involvement. The schools are committed to preparing each student for a blessed and fulfilling future.

NOTRE DAME PRIMARY SCHOOL serves K4 through 4th grade and is co-educational.

NOTRE DAME MIDDLE SCHOOL serves young ladies in grades 5-8, preparing them for success in high school and college.

Service options:

  • Teacher’s aide for all classes
  • Art, music teacher assistance
  • After school mentoring
  • Support to the administration office
  • Support to technology, fundraising, social media

St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Convents (www.sssf.org)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Both of our convents offer our retired sisters activities based on interests and abilities, opportunities to deepen her relationship with God and others, as well as receiving much love and support. Tau Volunteers would have the opportunity to assist with daily needs, participate in pastoral care, plan activities, and generally make sure sisters are involved in community life.

Service options:

  • Social work
  • General activities art/music therapy
  • Nursing assistance for qualified volunteers

SET Ministry (www.setinc.org)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Since 1985, SET has cultivated relationships with people in poverty in Milwaukee to bring the healing support that is necessary to journey on a path to self-sufficiency. SET recognizes the potential in all individuals by examining what is underneath their symptoms. It is a philosophy that combines scientific research with compassion.

SET builds pathways to self-sufficiency for over 4,000 children, parents, and grandparents in the central city of Milwaukee each year by offering the following programs:

Service options:

  • Preparing children for learning
  • PEACE program: preparing children for life-long success through emotional self-regulation
  • Parent Clubs (after-school family program)
  • Senior health and well-being
  • Community collaborations: health, education, housing, and services
  • Social and neighborhood events
  • Home visits and follow-ups
  • Community gardening

Clement Manor (www.clementmanor.com)

Greenfield, Wisconsin
Clement Manor, a sponsored ministry of  the School Sisters of St. Francis,  is a faith-based continuing care retirement community promoting healthy aging. Tau Volunteers would support the mission of person-centered care through the values of respect, collaboration, and quality service. The continuum of care includes: adult day care, brain stretch club, independent and assisted living apartments, transitional/rehab care, long term care, and the Center for Enrichment and Life Long Learning. Tau Volunteers can serve in areas ranging from IT support and marketing, to health and pastoral care, and a wide and diverse range of social and health care tasks.

Service options:

  • Activities development
  • Nursing assistance
  • Social work
  • Pastoral care
  • Administrative support
  • IT and marketing,
  • Art/music therapy