Saint Francis School
Goal of Program:To provide high standard academic opportunities to a multi cultural student body. St. Francis of Assisi School serves the Jicarilla Apache Nation in Dulce, New Mexico, and the people of Lumberton, a rural ranching community. Many of Lumberton's citizens are Hispanic. Our mission is: to teach and live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through family involvement in worship, evangelization, education and service.
Type of Placement:Teaching grades K-8, Title I, teacher's aide.
Service Area:Lumberton & Dulce in northern New Mexico.
Service Length:10 months: August 1 through May 31.
Requirements:Men and women, single and couples. Must be 21 years or older. Must have a BS or BA degree. Education degree not necessary but helpful. Preferably Catholic, but not a requirement.
Financial Arrangement:Monthly stipend, housing, two meals on school days, medical insurance.
Living Arrangements:Volunteers live with other volunteers in community. Each volunteer has own bedroom. Shared eating and socializing areas.
Program Size:10-12 volunteers
Training:Two weeks of orientation on-site at St. Francis School, beginning August 1. Orientation includes familiarizing volunteers with curriculum and materials, training in teaching methods, introducing the staff to the local culture. Two-day in-service seminars are presented by the Diocese of Gallup.
Application Deadline:June 30 or until all positions are filled.
Current Urgent Opportunities
St. Francis of Assisi School serves the people of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. Our kindergarten teacher has to leave her position and I need to refill it. Our mission is listed on Catholic Volunteer Network for details. Please contact Principal Madeline Lyon at 575-759-3252 (school phone) or my cell, 970-398-0372. We are on MDT. Blessings!!