CSMV are inviting volunteers of all ages to consider travelling to India to offer time & talents.

For nearly 150 years the Community has had close links with the Indian city of Pune, where CSMV Sisters helped establish three all-age schools, a hostel for homeless & neglected girls & young women as well as a home for elderly women.

‘We are encouraging anyone to volunteer to work alongside any of these wonderful institutions,’ says a spokes-sister for the Community. ‘I have just returned from a visit to Pune & seen the valuable work being done in testing conditions. Students would have a remarkable gap year, while those with experience in teaching & professional care could offer a great deal too. Anyone willing to go & provide support & encouragement could be very helpful.’

Look under ‘Community Life’ to click ‘Wantage Overseas’ & look under ‘News’ for Visit to India, 15 February 2016 plus photos. Please contact Sister Stella CSMV to explore further the possibility of volunteering: 01235 763141 or srstella@csmv.co.uk