Join the Community!

We are in search of a fourth person to join the Catholic Worker core community. The ideal person:

  • is committed to social justice, nonviolence, and peace
  • has a spiritual practice
  • has prior community living experience

*We are looking for a 1-year, renewable commitment

Other Preferred Qualities:

  • identifies as a woman or as gender non-binary
  • thrives in managing multiple projects and tasks
  • enjoys working with people
  • has gardening, permaculture, or urban farming experience
  • can comfortably perform physical labor, including lifting up to 30 lbs, cleaning, and yard work
  • has a passion or project they want to implement at Dandelion House

What to Expect: Community Life

Daily Life:

  • Weekdays begin at 7:30 a.m. with shared silent prayer, and end with an optional 7:30 p.m. sit
  • Daily work can include supporting hospitality guests, cooking, cleaning, gardening, office work, outreach to community & faith groups, and responding to unexpected needs
  • We value time for work, rest, play, and outside interests
  • We gather for community dinner 3 nights/week
  • We meet on Mondays to discuss the week and other agenda items

Finances and Other Support:

  • Full-time Catholic Workers receive a monthly stipend of $500; if more or less is desired based on your need, we are open to conversation and discernment
  • Health insurance is through the Oregon Health Plan
  • Other basic needs, including groceries and the use of communal vehicles are provided by Dandelion House
  •  We meet every three weeks for our “Revision of Life,” during which we share deeply about how our work, community, and spiritual lives are going

Application and Discernment

Thanks for your interest!

  • To begin your application process, please fill out this form.
  • Our discernment process usually advances in three stages:
    • video chat
    • 1 ~ 2 week trial visit
    • prayer and discernment away from Dandelion House
  • After each stage, we will check in with each other, and if both sides feel good about continuing, we will move to the next stage
  • Questions?  Email us at [email protected]

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