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