St. Joseph Worker positions are based on education, skills and interest of the volunteer. Some positions require related degree and certification or offer internship experience. We work to match your passions with our placement site partners with many opportunities serving Spanish-speaking populations.
Volunteers work with team members in various settings, depending on placement, providing individual, family, and/or community advocacy, services and outreach.
Community Need Addressed
St. Joseph Workers provide culturally sensitive care and compassion for underserved or vulnerable individuals and families including the aging, new Americans, undocumented, low income, and/or persons experiencing homelessness. They aid in assessing and supporting the needs of the community in food and housing insecurity, impacts due to Coronavirus, and more.
Volunteers support care for the needs of clients either directly or indirectly leading to increased quality of life, helping individuals, families, and communities better manage their needs.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
The St. Joseph Worker Program is deeply committed to the volunteers providing mentoring and training for personal and professional development centered around four core values: leadership as a woman, social justice, spirituality and community/simple living. The program begins with a one to two week orientation to the program and placement site. Mentoring, educational and certification opportunities, monthly program day enrichment, and retreats help volunteers discover their strengths and passions and develop the skills and confidence to make their mark on the world.
AmeriCorps Education Award opportunity may be available to eligible volunteers through an affiliated national organization.
Depending on placement, the volunteer may have the opportunity to take college courses and receive credits for course completion or certifications such as Domestic Violence, Social Worker, or other placement related certifications.
Skills you will gain
Volunteers will acquire skills in compassionate care and communication skills especially related to teamwork and conflict resolution. Depending on placement, the volunteer may also acquire skills in data systems, technology, marketing, development, public speaking, project management, or event planning.
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment