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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:

September 29, 2018, November 10, 2018, January 12, 2019 and April 6, 2019. Please check back in August to view the work projects available for our next trip on September 29, 2018.

Work Project Opportunities:

Painting: Girls Dorm interior light boxes

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Paint the interior of the ceiling lightboxes on the inside of the Girls Dorm. Currently they are green, need to be glossy white to reflect maximum light. Please bring these items if you have them: ladders, gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths…Find Out More

Painting: Laundry Room Exterior accents

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Paint the exterior accented wood trim on front side of building. Please bring these items if you have them: ladders, gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths…Find Out More

Sports Camp: Basketball (All youth welcome!)

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Conduct basketball drills and play a basketball game. If you have one available, please bring a basketball.…Find Out More

Painting: Pool Area small blue wall

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Paint the small wall area on western side of pool area. Please bring these items if you have them: step ladders, gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths…Find Out More

Gardening: pulling weeds in Grotto

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Clear out the weeds in the Grotto area. < more--> Please bring these items if you have them: kneeling pads or seats, weeding tools, gloves, plastic bags…Find Out More

Window Washing: Convent, Library, Big Boys Dorm

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 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

Chapel Kneelers (Ron & Michael ONLY)

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 2

Keeler pads will be replaced. Supplies to be purchased by those doing this project.…Find Out More

Repair Fascia boards Big Boys Dorm West Side (La Costa Canyon students only)

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Remove existing fascia boards and replace with new painted boards mitre-cut to fit. Requires two tall extension ladders and people capable of working from extension ladders to place fascia boards on roofline. Paint fascia boards and eaves as required.…Find Out More

Paint and repair: Little Boys Dorm North side – Paint pump structure and planter urns. Repair grating and wash eaves

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 2

Paint the small board structure sheltering the pump on the north side and all the planter urns on the porch. Suitable for families with small children. Please don’t sign up for this unless you are a family with young children. Please bring these items if you have them: gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths…Find Out More

Sports Camp: Soccer (All youth welcome!)

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Conduct soccer drills and play a soccer game with the orphan boys and girls. If you have soccer balls and any related soccer equipment, please bring it along.…Find Out More

Painting: Picnic Tables and benches behind Grotto

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 2

Paint the table and benches behind the grotto. Suitable for families with small children. Please don’t sign up for this unless you are a family with young children. Please bring these items if you have them: gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths…Find Out More

Outdoor Sink Cleaning

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Sink & surrounding area needs deep cleaning & repairs. Analyze how best to clean repair the broken tiles in November. If you can bring rags, sponges, cleaning solution, rubber gloves, and pails, please do so.…Find Out More

Painting: Tree trunks in courtyard

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Paint all the tree trunks in the courtyard area to provide protection. Mix in one gallon of water with each gallon of white paint. Please bring these items if you have them: EMPTY one gallon paint cans, one gallon of water per worker, gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths…Find Out More

Bike Repair

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 5

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

Deep Cleaning: Cocina vent fan cleaning: deep clean the grease and grime off interior vent fan over the stove area in the cocina

When: Sat, September 29, 2018 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Requires experience and muscle power. Move all stoves out from underneath the venting. Remove ducting to access interior of vent fan intake. Deep clean grease and grime off all parts. Re-assemble and then return stoves to original positions. Please bring these items if you have them: ladders, tools, buckets, grease cleaners/solvents, rubber gloves, goggles, brillo…Find Out More

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