The Loretto Volunteer Program has a volunteer position opening as Assistant to Social Services Director at the The Opportunity Center for the Homeless in El Paso, TX. The Opportunity Center exists for all people experiencing homelessness without distinction of race, ethnic origin, language spoken or religious beliefs, and regardless of mental, drug and alcohol problems. The OC operates a day resource center/emergency overflow night shelter where homeless people can gather and where members of the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless can provide on-site services. The Center also strives to create a system of care for the most needy among this population through the development of transitional and long-term supportive housing. The Loretto Volunteer position at the OC is based on the volunteer’s skills and interests, but the LoVo will work closely with the OC’s Social Services Director.
The Loretto Volunteer 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.
Loretto Volunteers serve for a year at social justice organizations while living in intentional community with other volunteers. All the while, volunteers find ways to connect to their spirituality and practice simplicity in every day life. We are rooted in the creative spirituality of the Loretto Community. We consider earth care, activism, and justice work as deeply spiritual pursuits. Though we have grown out of Catholic social justice teaching, we proudly welcome volunteers of any faith, as well as those who are struggling with the idea of religion and God. All volunteers must simply be open to exploring a variety of spiritual practices that reflect their community’s backgrounds and interests.
In these ways, and in many others, Loretto Volunteers explore and embody to the program’s core values of intentional community, spirituality, simple living, and social justice.
We welcome individuals of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, classes, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and faiths.