CONSIDER GIIVING YOUR WORK AS A GIFT AND EXPRESSION OF YOUR FAITH
IN RECEIVING IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES!
Mark and Louise Zwick, P. O. Box 70113, Houston, Texas 77270, (713) 869-7376.
Catholic Worker Movement (Dorothy Day)
GOAL OF PROGRAM:
Catholic Workers work with Spanish- speaking immigrants and refugees to provide shelter, food, clothing, medical services
and English classes. Women volunteers also work with Spanish-speaking battered and/or homeless women and children. Being at Casa Juan Diego is similar to being in Latin America. Guests speak only Spanish. CW’s are encouraged to respond as a community to the needs of the refugees that come to Casa Juan Diego as well as the Spanish-speaking who live in Houston. The hours are long but the work is gratifying. Faith commitment is important.
TYPE OF PLACEMENT:
Doing the Works of Mercy. Services for homeless Spanish-speaking immigrants and refugees, social services, health care, tutoring, translating, maintenance, handymen, drivers, child care, Hispanic ministry, kitchen organization and collecting unpaid wages of refugees.
AREA OF SERVICE:
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
A year, several years, three months minimum.
Men and women. Ages 21 years and older. Ecumenical. Phone interview. High school diploma required. Some college helpful. Functional Spanish.
FINANCIAL AND LIVING ARRANGEMENTS:
Room and board, health insurance, stipend, transportation home after one year of service. Volunteers live in community.