There are A LOT of volunteer programs to choose from…why pick Loretto?
We’re small. We have about ten volunteers each year. That means our programatic structure is constantly modified to tailor to the backgrounds, interests, and needs of our volunteers. Our volunteers receive one-on-one support from program coordinators, helping them to manage their work loads, engage with local communities, and discern what’s next.
Our placements are unique. We have some creative placements you won’t find elsewhere: a gay-positive Catholic organization, a public radio show about religion, a group that promotes feminism in religion, and many more. See them all here.
Loretto is spunky. The Loretto Community is known for its inclusivity and courageous spirit. The program is rooted in the Catholic social justice tradition and is proudly open to a diversity of beliefs and backgrounds. If you’ve ever felt excluded by organized religion on the basis of your gender identity, sexuality, or race, chances are you’ll find kindred spirits within the Loretto Community.