Missionary Program

VIDES (Volunteers International for Development, Education and Solidarity) is dedicated to the education and development of young people and women in poverty or difficult situations. VIDES volunteers serve throughout the world with the Salesian Sisters to promote social justice.


  • felt compassion for the less fortunate?

  • felt called to speak out against social injustices?

  • felt moved to go the extra mile but didn't know where to start?

  • wanted to serve Christ present in those who suffer?

VIDES might be a way for you to do something about it!


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Volunteer Missioners

  • are 21 years of age or older

  • are in good physical, emotional and spiritual health

  • are passionate about service!

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Service Details


  • serve short term or long term missions
  • serve domestically or internationally in countries where our Salesian Sisters are present (98 countries)
  • are provided room, board and international health insurance
  • pay for travel to and from mission site.
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Ways to Serve

  • Teaching
  • Youth Ministry
  • Recreational activities
  • Community Outreach
  • Religious Education
  • Healthcare
  • Working with migrants
  • and other youth oriented services
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2021 Volunteer - Riley Wendling

Riley Wendling is from Seattle, WA and graduated from the University of Washington in 2018 with a BA in Business Administration & Human Resources and Accounting. She will volunteer in Granada, Nicaragua. Riley enjoys singing, playing the piano, baking, and hiking.

2021 Volunteer - Jessica Litolff

Jessica Litolff is from Livingston, Louisiana and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in December 2020 with a BS in Accounting. She will volunteer in Westwego, Louisiana at one of our elementary schools. Jessica loves sports, baking, painting, and drawing.


2021 Volunteer - Nicole Galan

Nicole Galan is from San Antonio, TX and graduated in May 2020 from UTSA with a Master's in Administration. She has worked as a nanny, medical assistant, and played soccer in college. She will volunteer in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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2021 Volunteer - Desireah Rodman

Desireah Rodman is from Laredo, TX and graduated from Texas A&M International University in December 2020 with a BS in Biology. She will volunteer in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. Desireah has many years of experience working with young people at her parish and also leading retreats in college.

2021 Volunteer - Gabbi Fusco

Gabbi Fusco is from Elkhorn, WI. She graduated from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois in 2019 with a degree in Communications. She enjoys cooking/baking, working out and journaling. Gabbi will be going to Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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