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: www.lorettovolunteers.org/placements

Service Area

St. Louis, MO; Washington, DC; New York City, NY; El Paso, TX; Denver, CO

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., St. Louis, MO, 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

Feb. 4, 2019 priority deadline; apps accepted on a rolling basis until all positions 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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