In 1981, the Salesian Lay Missioner program was created to
give lay people the same opportunity of active apostolate with youth that the Salesian
Priests, Brothers, and Sisters were experiencing.
Since then hundreds of SLMs have served all over the world.
SLMs share in the tradition, prayer, work, family spirit, community life, and
educational method of the Salesians of Don Bosco, while living in community with other
missioners. SLMs work in various projects to provide an educational experience for young
people and are committed to be, above all, Christian witnesses to them.
Requirements: Men and women between the ages of 20 and 60. United
States Citizens. College degree or comparable work experience.
Week-long orientation program. Have good mental and physical
health. Conversational knowledge of the spoken language in the
mission. Christian motivation, sense of humor, flexibility and
spirit of sacrifice are essential.
Length of Service: One or two year minimum. Three consecutive
Financial Arrangements: Room, board
and medical insurance are provided. Travel expenses to and
from site are paid by the Salesian Lay Missioner. Upon
completion of commitment, travel is reimbursed by the Salesian Lay
Places of Service: Africa, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, India, Japan, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Perú, Philippines, Russia,