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Four Saturdays during the school year, OFNO volunteers travel to Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico to participate in a day of work projects alongside the children and Sisters. The daylong trips begin early morning and volunteers return to San Diego that same day. Volunteers help with maintenance and upgrade projects such as painting, repairs, and minor construction on campus.
Important Information for Our Volunteers (requirements/driving directions):
If you have already signed up to participate and need to cancel, please contact us.

Upcoming volunteer trips to Nazareth Orphanage will take place on:

April 6, 2019, September 21, 2019, November 9, 2019, January 11, 2020 and March 28, 2020. Please check back one month prior to each trip to view the work projects available for that trip. Next trip April 6, 2019!

Work Project Opportunities:

14. Painting: Retainer wall (next to swings & merry-go-round)

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 12:00 am – 12:00 am Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Wire brush any loose paint on retainer wall. Then apply light green exterior paint to entire cinder block wall. If you have these supplies, please bring them: paint brushes, rags, plastic gloves, drop cloths, & paint containers.…Find Out More

2. Bike Repairs

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 8

Repair bikes including checking tires, brakes, lubrication, etc. Perform visual inspection of all bikes as the boys ride them hard. Please bring these items if you have them: bike repair tools, lubricants, inner tube patch kids, bucket to check for inner tube leaks, air pumps.…Find Out More

13. Painting: Wrought iron window bars on little boys’ dorm

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 10

Window bars & steel door on south side of dorm needs attention. Prepare for painting. Thoroughly wire brush away as much rust as possible. When done, wipe off all surfaces. Finally, apply white, oil-based, Rustoleum paint to these areas AND the new wrought iron on the northwest side. Please bring these items if you have…Find Out More

3. Computer Building equipment

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 2

Requires fluent Spanish speakers to assist children on computers. Emphasis on teaching children cyber safety and security. Install firewall and software security patches. Wash inside and outside of windows. Bring window washing supplies. Bridget Smith to install 8 single wall plates & additional electrical outlet that she is purchasing for this trip.…Find Out More

17. Supplies Coordination

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 2

Are you willing to assist our supplies coordinator during the 2019 – 2020 campaign? If sign up, you will work closely with the supplies coordinator for each of the four (4) trips to Nazareth Orphanage.…Find Out More

15. Staining: Bell post & south side facia on library

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Stain bell post dark brown. Paint library facia board white on south side of building only. If you have these supplies, please bring them: paint brushes, rags, plastic gloves, drop cloths, & paint containers.…Find Out More

4. Pool Conditioning

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Need people with knowledge of pool maintenance. Clean pool bottom (remove accumulated dirt), service pump if necessary and apply chemicals.…Find Out More

16. Painting: Swing set & merry-go-round

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Wire brush entire apparatus. Repaint everything according to match current colors. Caution: Rustoleum is oli-based. Please bring if you have these supplies: paint brushes, rags, plastic gloves, drop cloths, paint thinner, & paint containers.…Find Out More

5. Pool Area Fence Repair

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Restore green coping (two sections off) and apply zip ties to required areas. < --more-- > Survey zip tie repairs if necessary on other fencing areas near convent and library.…Find Out More

6. Library: Paint interior walls and posts

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 3

Need to move all furniture outside, then prep and apply electric blue paint. Paint the posts first then far wall (away from door) basically the areas that will show, then finally the areas which will be covered by furniture as we have a limited amount of this paint. Please bring these supplies if you have…Find Out More

7. Pool House: Repair Roof Fascia board on northwest side

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Apply primer & dark green finish coat of paint to new fascia board. Please bring these supplies if you have them: paint brushes, rags, plastic gloves, cloths, & paint containers.…Find Out More

1. Window Washing: Little Boys’ Dorm & Convent buildings

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Dust/clean grime from window frames and screens – inside and outside. Wash inside and outside of windows. Please bring these items if you have them: window washing solution, rubber gloves, step stools/short ladders, extra rags.…Find Out More

18. Work Projects Coordination

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Are you willing to assist the work projects coordinator for the four (4) trips to Nazareth Orphanage during our 2019 – 2020 campaign? If yes, you will work closely with the work projects coordinator on a variety of tasks.…Find Out More

8. Wrought iron fencing outside girls’ dorm

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 8

Prepare for painting. Thoroughly wire brush away as much rust as possible. When done, wipe off all surfaces. Finally, apply white, oil-based, Rustoleum paint to these areas. Please bring these items if you have them: wire brushes, gloves, rags, mini-rollers (6”), roller covers, roller pans, paint brushes, paint thinner, drop cloths, & paint containers NOTE:…Find Out More

10. Painting: Two bedrooms inside big boys’ dorm (Cathedral Catholic High School group)

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 12

The ceiling and walls in the two Sisters bedrooms need to be painted. Organize & cover all furniture so that ceiling can be painted first. Prior to painting the walls cherry pink, all furniture needs to be rearranged so that the walls can be easily accessed. Please bring these items if you have them: step…Find Out More

7. Pool House: Repair Roof Fascia board on northwest side

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Apply primer & dark green finish coat of paint to new fascia board. Please bring these supplies if you have them: paint brushes, rags, plastic gloves, cloths, & paint containers.…Find Out More

11. Laundry Room: Paint Touch Up

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Use the existing beige paint (two cans) marked for laundry room. Do touch up painting to exposed areas near washing machines. Please bring these items if you have them: step ladders, gloves, paint brushes, rollers, roller covers, extension poles, & drop cloths.…Find Out More

9. Repair Roof Fascia boards and gutters on Big Boys Dorm, West and South side

When: Sat, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 3

Remove existing fascia boards and replace with new painted boards miter-cut to fit. Requires two tall extension ladders and people capable of working from extension ladders to place fascia boards on roof line. Repair gutter brackets on south side. Screw in brackets and re-seat gutter in track. If available, bring tools suitable for this project.…Find Out More

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