Saint Francis of Assisi School

Goal of Program

To provide high-standard academic opportunities to a multi-cultural student body. St. Francis of Assisi School serves a Native American community - 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, religion teacher (Catholic).

Service Area

Lumberton & Dulce in northern New Mexico.

Service Length

10 months: August 1 through May 31.

Program Size

10-12 volunteers


Men and women, single and couples. Must be 21 years or older. Must have a BS or BA degree. Education degree and/or certification not necessary but helpful. Preferably Catholic, but not a requirement.

Financial Arrangements

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.


Orientation familiarizes volunteers with curriculum and materials, training in teaching methods, introducing the staff to the local culture. n-service seminars are presented by the Diocese of Gallup.

Application Deadline

June 30 or until all positions are filled.

Start Date

August 1

Contact Name:

Aude Isimbi


21 County Road 356
Lumberton, NM 87528
Phone: 575 759-3252



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