The Loretto Volunteer Program was 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. You can learn more about the Sisters of Loretto here.
Loretto Volunteers were an extension of the mission and spirit of the Loretto Community. Volunteers served for a year at social justice organizations while living in intentional community with other volunteers. All the while, volunteers connected to their spirituality and to practice sustainability and solidarity in every day life.
Loretto Volunteers served in both direct service and advocacy roles. They served with the unhoused and with immigrant legal services; in women's social enterprise and in community hunger relief. Each volunteer was paired with an organization based on their skills and interests.
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 folks of any faith, as well as those who are struggling with the idea of religion and God. We are committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression work in ourselves, in our approach to service and in our participation in our communities.
“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” -Wangari Maathai -
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