The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women to respond to the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
St. Joseph Workers are women committed to social change who live according to the values of community, social justice, spirituality and leadership. We seek women who are mature, motivated and want to work to end poverty, violence and other forms of oppression. St. Joseph Workers live together in a Orange County, CA home with their fellow St. Joseph Workers. Each woman contributes to the intentional community that forms there. During the week, St. Joseph Workers spend 36 hours at a placement site that addresses an important issue such as poverty, housing, violence, hunger, health care and more. Placement possibilities are decided on at the beginning of the year according to the mutual interest of the applicant, the placement site supervisor, and the St. Joseph Worker team/staff. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, St. Joseph Workers are more than volunteers. They receive numerous benefits. Housing, food, health insurance, a monthly stipend, transportation to and from work, excellent training opportunities, and more are included