Society of St. Charles

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Basic Information

Address: 27 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014
Phone Number: 212-675-3993
Fax Number: 646-998-4625

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Migrante
Population Served: Migrants
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Hours of Service: negotiable
Minimum Hours Required: 10+
Days of Service: Mon-Fri
Mission Statement:

The Missionaries of St. Charles, Scalabrinians, are committed to the promotion of human dignity and human rights of migrants, including their faith and cultural values. We are committed to promote the total salvation of mankind, leading migrants in particular, to a rediscovery of faith in their lives with a longing for dignity and justice.

Program History:

The Scalabrinian Missionaries The Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles, also known as Scalabrinians, is an international community of religious brothers and priests, founded in Piacenza (Italy) in 1887 by blessed John Baptist Scalabrini. The Congregation has been called to announce the good News of Christ to migrants and refugees, especially those who require a specific pastoral care. Scalabrinians fulfill their mission by sharing the same life and the very experience of migration. By their practice of religious vows and by their community living, they contribute with migrants to the growth of the Church which, in its earthly pilgrimage, associates itself particularly with the poorest and most abandoned classes of people. With their apostolic activities, the Missionaries of St. Charles meet the challenge of healing migration’s causes and evil effects. They help discover the plan God carries out in all migration movements, even when determined by injustices, so that the encounter of peoples and cultures, enriched by the gift of the Spirit on Pentecost, is transformed into communion. Migrants’ peculiar traits remind Scalabrinian missionaries and the local churches of the fellowship of Pentecost, where the Spirit brings harmony among all differences and where love shows itself to be genuine by accepting “the other.” The Scalabrinian Congregation cares for migrants and refugees in a variety of ways socially, culturally and spiritually. Its missionaries are present in 24 nations of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. They are in charge of shelter homes for refugees or migrants in transit or deported aliens, seamen’s centers, villages for elderly migrants, and centers for migration studies. They publish newspaper and magazines for migrants and conduct radio and television programs for them. They run formation houses for religious and lay people, or are members of migration committees of Bishops’ Conferences. Many of them are engaged in preaching missions to migrant communities, teaching, or running multicultural parishes and ethnic missions.

Additional Information:

The Society of St. Charles is seeking qualified and dedicated interns to manage social media networks, update and maintain website and other day-to-day operations related to the website.  Candidate must have excellent written and spoken communications skills, and in particular, strong abilities with website management.  Spanish and/or Italian proficiency would be a bonus.  

Interns are unpaid and must commit to at least 10 hours per week.  

To apply, please respond to Marie Sirois at