Your comprehensive guide to faith-based service.


Service changes lives - both those who serve and those who are served.

Ready to Serve?

With so many programs to choose from, how do you find the right one?
These resources will help you navigate through all the possibilities.

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The National Conference on Faith-Based Service has gone virtual!
October 28-29, 2020

Search Volunteer Opportunities

With over 185 different programs in the Catholic Volunteer Network community – you have a wide variety of service opportunities to choose from. Our online database can help you sort through programs based on the criteria that is most important to you.


Response 2021

With thousands of volunteer opportunities,
RESPONSE 2021 is the most comprehensive guide for faith-based service!

Available in two formats: print and digital download.

Urgent Opportunities

Ready to Get Started?

Do you want to serve where your help is needed most urgently? Our programs post several Urgent Opportunities for prospective volunteers who are ready to get started. Check back frequently, as new opportunities are posted every week.

Step One

Create Your Volunteer Profile!

Your service journey starts here! Set up your volunteer profile and start learning about service placements that fit your skills and interests. opportunity today!


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For Members

Resources for Volunteer Program Staff

In addition to promoting faith-based service, Catholic Volunteer Network also serves as a membership organization that provides support, training, networking, and a wide variety of resources to the staffs of our 150+ volunteer and mission programs.

For more information about membership in our network, please click here.


Building connections with prospective volunteers

Our website and annual RESPONSE directory put programs in touch with thousands of people interested in faith-based service. Recruiters have the ability to connect with potential volunteers directly through our volunteer search portal.

Additionally, we provide information about volunteer recruitment events taking place all across the United States.

Brokered Services

An Annual Gathering of Leaders in Service

The National Conference brings together volunteer program staff, campus personnel, and partners. A wide variety of keynote speakers, workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities provide resources and inspiration for all participants.

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Become a Member

Faith-based volunteer and mission programs are invited to join our network. Catholic Volunteer Network supports our 185+ member programs with volunteer management resources, training opportunities, recruitment assistance, and cost-savings brokered services. We also facilitate networking and collaboration amongst our members.  We encourage you to reach out to us if you are interested in learning more about our program membership.