The mission of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Volunteer Program is to offer baptized Christian women unique opportunities in a faith-based context to live out their Baptismal call to share God’s presence in the world. Volunteers are inspired by openness to the Spirit, simplicity, community, and dignity and respect for all.

Volunteers share the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Mission, Vision and Core Values as they live and partner alongside Sisters and co-workers in domestic and international ministries that champion the poor, the disenfranchised, and Earth. Volunteers commit to service for a time period of up to twelve months. Sharing a spirit of mutuality and shared leadership, volunteers grow in their discernment toward service.