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 services; social services; violence prevention; GED/adult education; K-12 education; grassroots organizing; health care clinics; campus ministry; LGBTQIA advocacy; interfaith public radio; feminist theology; refugee services; policy & development at the United Nations; early-childhood education; and more. Browse our placements and partnering organizations here: www.lorettovolunteers.org/placements

Service Area

El Paso, TX; Denver, CO; New York City, NY

Service Length

1 year

Program Size

15 - 20 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. $3,000 educational award and $1,000 relocation stipend upon completion of service year.

Living Arrangements

Volunteer community houses exist in Denver, CO, Washington, D.C., and El Paso, TX.


Week-long orientation, 5-day mid-year retreat, week-long closing retreat, anti-racism training opportunities, Non-Violent Communication training; on-site work-related training as needed.

Application Deadline

Applications accepted on a rolling basis from Jan - July or until all positions filled.

Start Date

Each year-long volunteer group begins in mid-August.


Annie Rosenkranz


515 Nerinx Road
Nerinx, KY 40049
Phone: 314 302-0456


[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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