Loretto Volunteer Program

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 legal service; social services; violence prevention; GED/adult education; K-12 education; grassroots organizing; healthcare clinics; campus ministry; grass-root organizing; LGBT-positive ministry; interfaith public radio; feminist theology; refugee services; policy & development 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 El Paso, TX

Service Length

1 year

Program Size

10 - 15 year-long volunteers


Willingness to learn, appropriate education/training for assignment, passion for peace and justice movements, compassion, commitment to inclusivity, and a sense of humor.

Financial Arrangements

Room & board, transportation stipend, personal stipend, and health insurance. End-of-year educational award available to those who qualify.

Living Arrangements

Volunteer community houses in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, MO, and El Paso, TX


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!


Mallory Daily


434 Buchanan Street NW
Washington, 20011
Phone: 319 325-5876


[email protected]


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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.

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