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The Maryknoll Affiliates are connected to a wider movement that is popularly called “Maryknoll.” Maryknoll is comprised of three distinct entities: the Maryknoll  Fathers and Brothers (officially known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America), the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners... 

Mission Statement

Maryknoll Affiliates, while continuing to pursue their own life's journey, commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action. Maryknoll Affiliates challenge one another to witness to mission as a way of life by going beyond borders, locally and globally, walking with the poor and excluded, and striving for peace and justice for all of God's creation.

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Maryknoll Affiliates, as inividuals and in their "Mission Communities" try to live out the Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates: Spirituality, Global Vision, Community and Action.

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Maryknoll Bolivia Mission Immersion Program



What's your mission?

Come to Bolivia and find out! The Maryknoll Bolivia Mission Immersion Program offers exposure trips and volunteer opportunities as a way of introducing North Americans to mission, to cross-cultural engagement, and to the realities of Bolivia. Join us, the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, brothers, Sisters and Priests for what is sure to be a formative and transformative experience of life alongside the Bolivian people. We are privileged to be witnessing a historic moment of change as Bolivians struggle for a better future in this richly diverse country - the poorest and most indigenous in South America. We invite you to bring your gifts and your questions, and be converted to a deeper understanding of peace and justice as central to living the gospel.


Rooted in our shared charism and spirituality, the Maryknoll family of Lay Missioners, Brothers, Sisters, and Priests in Bolivia believes in facilitating mission for all members of God’s Church. Through the Maryknoll Bolivia Mission Immersion Program we offer mission exposure trips and volunteer opportunities. We foster formative and transformative experiences, introducing North Americans to mission, to cross-cultural engagement , and to the realities of Bolivia. We invite them to a deepened understanding of justice and peace as central to living the gospel.

Short-term Volunteers:

Playing with childrenSix-week to one-year mission immersion in Bolivia doing volunteer service. Individuals, married couples and families are invited.

  • Maryknoll Bolivia will place volunteers in ministries that reflect Maryknoll's values, favoring partnership over paternalism, empowerment over dependency, and reflecting gospel values. Placements will be determined according to availability of mission sites and talents and interests of volunteers as determined in application and interview process.
  • Maryknoll Bolivia will find housing for volunteers, provide orientation upon arrival in Bolivia, accompany volunteers throughout their time here and assign each volunteer a Maryknoll missioner as a mentor.
  • Upon completion of service, Maryknoll Bolivia will facilitate a process of mission integration and re-entry to the U.S.
  • Terms of service will ordinarily begin in January and late June/early July. Special programs for families with children are available.

Short-term Volunteer

      Basic Requirements

      • Proper Visa
      • Recommended Vaccines
      • Successful completion of program's orientation
      • Documented good physical health.
      • Six-week volunteers need at least one year university Spanish in the U.S. or equivalent.
      • Six-months of one-year volunteers need demonstrated proficiency in Spanish.
      • All short-term volunteers need previous service experience and two years college or equivalent experience.

      Click here for information on Exposure Trips.

      For more information about the Maryknoll Bolivia Mission Immersion Program please contact:

      Dan Moriarty, Program Director
      Maryknoll Bolivia Immersion Program
      Casilla 131
      Cochabamba, BOLIVIA

      email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      phone: 011-591-7648-3272 (Bolivia) or 646-571-3117

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