Why be a Tau Volunteer?

Tau Volunteers come from all walks of life and from all over the United States.  We invite Tau Volunteers to join us in meeting and serving those most in need, our brothers and sisters on the margins. Tau Volunteers have the unique opportunity to be “Good News” bearers and being the Franciscan face of the Gospel in our intercultural world.

Being a Tau Volunteer has intangible benefits…

  • Sister Joelyn Hayes (seated), Sister Mary Boyd and Tau Volunteer Sarah Mueller
    Sister Joelyn Hayes (seated), Sister Mary Boyd and Tau Volunteer Sarah Mueller
    Personal growth: opportunities for learning, not just new tasks and skills, but learning about yourself, your relationship with God and how you live that out.
  • Service to others: giving creative expression to your gifts and feeling that your life and your gifts contribute to the well-being of others.
  • A wider worldview: a better understanding of global issues that affect many people who struggle to survive and thrive in today’s world.
  • A Franciscan based social network:  personal relationships with sisters, associates, and other Tau Volunteer program volunteers who will be friends along the way!

...and tangible benefits:

  • Full room and board
  • Transportation to and from your service site
  • Orientation at the historic School Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse in Milwaukee
  • Open invitation to participate in social, educational, and spiritual programs with the School Sisters of St. Francis
  • Opportunities for spiritual growth and spiritual direction