Working in Neighborhoods (WIN)
WIN assists low- and moderate-income residents in taking ownership of their neighborhoods by providing leadership training, community development and housing.
Position I: senior action committee organizer
Responsibilities: train leadership; help leaders to lay out an action plan to work on issues that affect local senior groups as well as the whole senior population; recruit new members and maintain contact with existing members.
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred; good communication skills; interest in systemic change; knowledge of health care helpful but not required.
Position II: housing assistant
Responsibilities: rehabilitate homes for ownership by residents of public housing; coordinate volunteer groups to assist in constructing homes.
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred; ability to work with housing developer; ability to use a computer and maintain budgets helpful.
Position III: WIN organizer
Responsibilities: learn about community organizing while working with people of all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred; interest in making social change; willingness to work some evenings and Saturdays.
Position IV: neighborhood organizer
Responsibilities: stimulate and move people to action on issues by knocking on doors and talking with people in an assigned geographic area; arrange neighborhood constituency meetings.
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred; good organizational, communication and record-keeping skills; interest in systemic change.
This community of Sisters works in healthcare and pastoral ministry along the border. Commitment is to living together in community, experiencing religious life and service in a cross-cultural setting.
Position: varies according to volunteer’s gifts, skills and interests.
Responsibilities: sharing in community life (prayer, household tasks, meals, recreation) and ministries with the Sisters at clinics offering primary care and alternative medical therapies, as well as involvement at the local parish.
Qualifications: willingness to participate in community life; interest in exploring the charism of the Sisters of Charity; knowledge of the Spanish language or a willingness to learn; flexibility for a variety of ministry tasks; desire to experience and explore Mexican-American culture.