Loretto Volunteer Program

General Info
PO Box 21433
Washington, DC 20010
Program Contacts
Contact: 
Mallory Daily
Program Coordinator
Affiliation: 
The program is a project of the Loretto Community, a welcoming and inclusive Catholic order of sisters with a 200-year history of advocating for peace, women's equality and solutions to social injustices.
Goal of Program: 
The Loretto Volunteer Program pairs volunteers with social justice organizations for a formative year of service. Through meaningful work and communal living, volunteers live out the Loretto Community's mission to work for justice and act for peace - guided by the core values of social justice, community, simplicity and spirituality.
Type of Placement: 
Volunteer placements include: disability legal services; immigration services; social services; GED/adult education; K-12 education; healthcare; campus ministry; grass-root organizing; LGBT-positive ministry; interfaith public radio; feminist theology; Loretto at the United Nations. Browse our placements and partnering organizations here: http://www.lorettovolunteers.org/placements.html
Service Area: 
St. Louis, MO Washington, DC New York City, NY.
Service Length: 
One year
Requirements: 
Willingness to learn, appropriate education/training for assignment, commitment to peace and justice, compassion, and a sense of humor.
Financial Arrangement: 
Room and board, transportation stipend, personal stipend, and health insurance.
Living Arrangements: 
Volunteer community houses in Washington, D.C. and St. Louis.
Program Size: 
10-12 year-long volunteers
Training: 
One-week orientation; mid-year and closing retreats; anti-racism training; opportunities for workshops with Loretto Community; on-site work-related training as needed.
Application Deadline: 
Applications accepted after December 15; February 1 priority deadline, followed by rolling admission. Please don't hesitate to apply after February 1--we accept applications until all placements are filled!

Current Urgent Opportunities

Criminal Justice Coordinator at The Quixote Center in Washington, DC

The Criminal Justice Coordinator will be responsible for exploring questions related to the treatment of those accused of and charged with crimes by domestic legal authorities. The coordinator will update a resource guide for incarcerated persons to inform themselves about the appeals process and to connect with resources in their local communities. There will also be the opportunity to work with other staff to explore the intersections between race, police activity, sentencing, and conviction and develop materials to educate and inform the public and legislators on these issues and on the rights of incarcerated persons. ​

​ This position is available through the Loretto Volunteer Program, a project of the Loretto Community, a welcoming and inclusive Catholic order of sisters with a 200-year history of advocating for peace, women's equality and solutions to social injustices.

Visit http://www.lorettovolunteers.org/ for more information. Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Mallory Daily at mdaily@lorettocommunity.org.

We look forward to hearing from you! --

International Program Coordinator at The Quixote Center in Washington, DC

The International Program Coordinator will be responsible for conducting a review of the programs in both Haiti and Nicaragua as well as creating an archive of other international development projects developed and supported by the Quixote Center in its more than 40-year history. This position offers an opportunity to learn about diverse types of international aid and solidarity movements.

Responsibilities include developing a detailed analysis of current international programs, creating materials for outreach and development opportunities, and working with staff to creatively present information about the organization's history to donors and the public.

​ This position is available through the Loretto Volunteer Program, a project of the Loretto Community, a welcoming and inclusive Catholic order of sisters with a 200-year history of advocating for peace, women's equality and solutions to social injustices.

Visit http://www.lorettovolunteers.org/ for more information. Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Mallory Daily at mdaily@lorettocommunity.org.

We look forward to hearing from you! --

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