The Loretto Volunteer program has an opening for an Outreach Volunteer at Urban Peak in Denver, CO. The Outreach Volunteer connects with youth on the streets and in the Drop-In Center to build healthy and strong relationships in order to empower them on their path to self-sufficiency. They act as a liaison to inform youth, the community, and businesses about the services offered by Urban Peak to promote the health, safety, and well-being of homeless and runaway youth and to assist them in permanently exiting the streets into safe and stable housing. This is accomplished through milieu supervision of the Drop-In Center, outreach on the streets and to other Denver area service providers, intensive and basic needs case management, and facilitation of groups, classes, and activities. This position will ensure that interactions, interventions and environments at Urban Peak are trauma informed and emphasize the physical and emotional safety of youth and staff.
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.
Duration of Service: August 9, 2019 – July 21, 2020