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The Program

The St. Joseph Worker Program is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Since 1650, these women have followed the Gospel call to make known God's love in the midst of the world. Their life together leads them to work for social justice and to "love and serve God and neighbor without distinction." As our mission communicates, the St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. 

The St. Joseph Worker Program Is a one year volunteer experience for women who are passionate about social change.  St. Joseph Workers (SJWs) commit to a year of service during which they delve into the core values of justice, leadership, spirituality, and living simply in an intentional community.  Program sites in St Paul/Minneapolis-MNLos Angeles- CA,Wichita-KS and Albany-NY.

Program Specifics


The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times.


The St. Joseph Worker Program fosters the self-empowerment of women through the values of the leadership, spirituality, social justice, intentional community and living simply, to allow them in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph, to serve where the need is greatest.

Each St. Joseph Worker receives: 

  • Room

  • Board                                                                                   

  • Health Insurance, including some healthcare costs

  • Transportation to and from placement site

  • Living allowance

  • Monthly Programs

  • Spiritual Mentor

Additional benefits may include:

  • College loan deferment or forbearance

  • AmeriCorps Membership and Potential AmeriCorps  Educational Awards (part-time) when available

  • Professional Networking and Mentor possibilities

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St. Joseph Worker Program
www.stjosephworkerwest.org - (310) 889-2151 - sjw@csjla.org

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