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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:

C. Re-position Meal Time Bell support

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 5:00 am – 5:00 am Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 2

Remove support column for large meal bell. Please bring these items if you have them: post- hole digger, shovel, gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths.…Find Out More

B. Bike Repairs

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 5:00 am – 5:00 am 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

D. Painting: Tree trunks along driveway & parking lot

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 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. See Dennis Ofcacek or Mike Sapien for pre-mixed paint. Please bring these items if you have them: Gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths, & rags.…Find Out More

E. Computer Building equipment

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 7

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

F. Gaga Court Staining

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 3

Apply clear stain over entire Gaga Court. If you have these painting supplies, (gloves, paint brushes, drop cloths, & rags), please bring them.…Find Out More

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

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 3

Window bars & steel door on south side of dorm need 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

I. Repair Roof Fascia boards and gutters on Big Boys Dorm, West and South side (Cathedral Catholic High School group)

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 4

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.…Find Out More

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

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 15

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

L. Painting: Girls Dorm Interior (La Costa Canyon High School Group)

When: Sat, April 6, 2019 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 15

Apply second coat of pink paint to dorm room & first finish coat of SEMI-Gloss pink to bathroom walls (may need primer coat on bathroom walls first). Please bring these items if you have them: step ladders, gloves, paint brushes, rollers, roller covers, extension poles, drop cloths.…Find Out More

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