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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:

1. Window Washing: Dining Room and Kitchen Area

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 8

Dust/clean grime from window frames and screens – inside and outside. <–more–> 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

3. Computer Building equipment

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 8

Requires fluent Spanish speakers to assist children on computers. <–more–> Emphasis on teaching children cyber safety and security. Install firewall and software security patches. Additionally, secondary task to wash inside and outside of windows. Bring window washing supplies. Bridget Smith to coordinate more detailed tasks for this trip.…Find Out More

4. Pool Conditioning

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 2

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

2. Bike Repairs

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 10

Repair bikes including checking tires, brakes, lubrication, etc. <–more–> 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.  At the end of the day, please take time…Find Out More

6. Painting: Benches near Little Boys Dorm and parking lot & square planters near Admin Building

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 6

Prepare and paint all benches between Little Boys Dorm and parking lot & square planters near Admin Building <–more–> Prepare the concrete by scraping off loose paint, sandpaper or wire brush entire surface.  Apply light wash down to remove grime.  When dry, apply green exterior paint. Please bring these supplies if you have them: wire…Find Out More

7. Re-screen windows on Little Boys Dorm building

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 8

Re-screen all windows as needed on Little Boys Dorm building. <–more–> This is for the entire building, all floors and all sides.  This includes the kitchen area and community area on south side, first floor.  Remove screens, apply a light wash to screen frames, re-straighten frames as best as possible.  Remove torn screens and install…Find Out More

8. Dining and Community Room interior beautification

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 5

Multi-trip long term project led by Christina Brown.  Paint interior walls of dining room to match kitchen. <–more–> Remove all drapes, paintings, whiteboards from walls.  Prepare walls for paining, wipe off all surfaces and light sandpaper to all walls. Paint light blue to match kitchen area. Please bring these items if you have them: sandpaper…Find Out More

5. Pool Area Fence Repair

When: Sat, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Nazareth Orphanage - Tecate, Mexico Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Re-paint gates on pool area fence. < –more– > Scrap all gates with wire brushes, paint all gates with black rustoleum.  Secure gates with bike locks and give combinations for all locks to Mother Superior.…Find Out More

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