- Clerical tasks.
- Cooking and delivering meals.
- Overseeing the finances and preparing financial reports, etc.
- Assist in grant writing.
- Develop and update the web-site.
- Play a major role in fund raising activities.
- Assisting in house projects especially on major holidays.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sister Virginia Longcope at 610-861-7677.
Volunteering creates an impact on more than the residents at Stephen’s Place. Below is a excerpt from a college admissions letter from a former volunteer.
“Who ever thought a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart would have such an influence in a college students life?
Originally I was a Forensic Science major at Alvernia University in Reading, PA but by serendipity, my grandmother, a counselor joined the Board of Directors for Stephens Place and asked me to consider volunteering for the organization. Stephen’s Place, located in Bethlehem, PA provides a home for non-violent male offenders with addiction problems run by Sister Virginia Longcope, a social justice advocate. Sister Virginia hand picks 5 clients from Northampton and Lehigh County Correctional Facility to participate in the program based upon their willingness to change and desire to be productive members of society. With a 73 0/0 success rate Stephen’s Place has been recognized on PBS and other entities.
This fateful decision, afforded me a transformational opportunity to work with this feisty, inspirational women. Once a week I accompanied her during a Therapy Group in Northampton County jail. At first I observed her techniques and within a short time I felt competent with inmates. Noticing my commitment the volunteer coordinator offered me an intership for the following summer………”