Stretch Your Heart

A Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Young Adult Women

Stretch Your Heart invites women, ages 18-35, to spend five days living in community while offering service to those in need. The program was launched by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 2004. Over the years our volunteers:

Have worked with children in a crisis care center

Spent time with families who were transitioning from homelessness into homes of their own

Harvested crops on a farm that services hunger centers

Served meals at hunger centers

Worked with children and families from migrant camps

Stretch Your Heart 2016: Touch the World One Child at a Time

June 26-July 1, 2016

WHEDCIM100MEDIARE: Blessing House, a crisis care center for children in the Cleveland area, provides children a safe and loving environment until they can go home.
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THE EXPERIENCE: Indoor and outdoor activities, field trips, cooking and serving meals, community building

Volunteers will live together at Cuvilly House, a young adult ministry center sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame on Cleveland’s East Side.

Register for Stretch Your Heart 2016

An application and reference form will be mailed to you and must be returned by June 15, 2016.
For more information, contact Sr. M. Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or e-mail