Placement Sites

Professional experience as an SJW is a transformative part of the program. Each volunteer will serve in an area nonprofit organization that is related to the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Current placement opportunities are described below. Placement site options are not limited to listed placements and are subject to change. For additional information, follow the links.

Community Placement Site Possibilities 2018-2019


Healthcare and Public Health

Carondelet Village

A St Joseph Worker at Carondelet Village works with seniors to promote independence and wellness, and coordinates services that help manage chronic and complex conditions. The position focuses on health and holistic wellness (physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and social) with aging populations through a personally designed approach that recognizes and builds on each individual’s unique strengths.

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Direct Service, Community Outreach and Advocacy

Sarah’s….an Oasis for Women

Sarah’s…an Oasis for Women provides hospitality for women in transition who are seeking housing, community and safety.

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Project for Pride in Living

As a Child Enrichment Specialist at PPL’s Children’s Program, work with staff and volunteers to plan, prepare and lead program activities for children and youth to provide safe, nuturing, enriching opportunities for growth and learning.

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At PPL, this position as Volunteer Projects Coordinator will assist in identifying, prioritizing and scheduling projects for volunteer groups and residents at PPL housing sites to enhance quality of life at housing communities and meet basic resident needs.

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The Advocates for Human Rights

Work with the Advocates in volunteer coordination and community education and outreach to support the work of women’s human rights, human trafficking, refugee and immigrant rights and diaspora community engagement.

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Learning In Style • The Children’s Room

As a Teacher’s Assistant at Learning In Style and The Children’s Room, work with Adult Learners in the classroom and the computer lab to further their learning and work with their children, supervising the care of the children, paying close attention to their health, safety and developmental needs and the cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of the families served.

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Catholic Charities • Opportunity Center

As an Employment Navigator, you will help Catholic Charities program participants one-on-one and in group settings increase their employability, find gainful employment, and ultimately strengthen their financial stability.

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The Emily Program Foundation

Work with The Emily Program Foundation as a Community Educator, helping conduct classroom presentations to middle school, high school and college students about eating disorders, media and healthy living at every body size.  Also, help maintain the organization’s online presense and manage volunteers.

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The Lift Garage

The Lift Garage offers people a vehicle out of poverty by providing free or low-cost quality car repair, offering skilled job training in the field of auto mechanics and connecting with community partners to strengthen the support network.

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Mary’s Pence

Mary’s Pence is a grassroots organization that invests in women across the Americas by funding community initiatives and fostering collaborations to create social change. Service with Mary’s Pence includes communications, development and grant writing.

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Catholic Charities • New American Services/ Refugee Resettlement

As a New American Services Case Aide, work with pre-arrival planning (Bridging scheduling, shopping, apartment set-up, groceries) with program staff and coordinate and assist with client core service delivery (may include driving clients to appointments) and assist clients in filing petitions to bring their families to the U.S.

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Education and Students

CSJ Justice Office

The Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet focuses on promoting awareness and education, taking action and providing opportunities for others to take action that leads to systematic change.

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Cretin-Derham Hall High School- Campus Ministry Team

At Cretin Derham Hall, serve the students and community as part of the campus Ministry team, engaging in group service projects, justice programming throughout the year, serving as a mentor to justice groups on campus, helping plan and lead liturgies and be involved in retreat and specialized projects based on need and your unique skills.

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Risen Christ School

At Risen Christ Catholic School, a Catholic bilingual Spanish-English Immersion K-8 school, leverage and develop your business, marketing, communications and administrative skills in the fast-paced and vibrant world of philanthropy and Catholic education. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to make an immediate impact in the community while gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in philanthropy.

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