The Loretto Volunteer Program pairs volunteers with social justice organizations for a formative, stipended year of service. Through meaningful work and communal living, volunteers live out the Loretto Community's mission to work for justice and act for peace - guided by the core values of social justice, community, simplicity and spirituality. The Loretto Community is an order of Catholic sisters and lay co-members. Applicants of all faiths, races, classes, gender identities/expressions, sexual orientations, and abilities are welcome into this justice-seeking community.
Work at Bread for the City
Bread for the City is one of the placement sites where Loretto Volunteers work. The Legal Clinic Coordinator will help to serve Bread for the City's clients in their Legal Clinic. Specific duties include: helping with new client intakes, providing information and referral services for clients, and representing clients who have been denied public benefits before an Administrative Law Judge. The volunteer will also help with Spanish-speaking clients in all of Bread for the City's programs. A great position for those interested in law school and/or with paralegal experience!
The ideal candidate will have:
All Loretto Volunteers receive a modest living stipend, communal housing with 5 other volunteers in Washington, DC, and health insurance. They participate in three group retreats with other Loretto Volunteers and receive ongoing support from spunky local Loretto members.
The term runs from August 8, 2015 through late July 2016.
More information and other volunteer opportunities with the Loretto Volunteer Program are at www.lorettovolunteers.org. Interested candidates email Program Coordinator Molly Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soon the Loretto Community will gather for their Assembly in St. Louis where they will celebrate 25 Years of Loretto Volunteers and look toward the future of the Program. Please consider showing the Community your support for the Loretto Volunteer Program by making a gift to our first ever alumnae giving campaign. By participating, you will do great things: you will grow the Program’s capacity to support young adults, and you will show the Loretto Community that we alums are committed to continuing their mission in the world!
Check out our fundraising page and consider making a donation to the program we know and love between today and July 12th - when Loretto Community Assembly commences!
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