Month: April 2011

Eating Sustainably

As an end to our April Earth Day tribute, please enjoy an article about sustainable eating. By Brooke Barcheski, Administrative Associate My boyfriend’s mother is a seasoned camper and hiker, and a lover of all things outdoors. She taught her son well, instilling in him as a child, the mantra ‘leave no trace’ when spending… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Catholic Charities Project SERVE Volunteer

Caitlin Baummer is originally from Chelmsford, Mass. She attended the University of New Hampshire for music performance. She is currently working with Catholic Charities Project SERVE at Sarah’s House in Fort Meade, Md.   When asked what the best part about volunteering has been, Caitlin says hands down- having the support of her community. She could not imagine… Read more »

Good Eats: Christ House

Submitted by Ashley Coates, current Christ House Volunteer. Ashley serves as the Administrative Assistant for Christ House where she is a Jane of all trades. Ashley loves being plugged into different areas and being a part of so many life stories. Like many volunteers, the Americorps members at Christ House live in community. Sister Marcella… Read more »

Simple Lifestyles, Sustainable Service

From earth to table, from farm community to intentional community, the St. Joseph Worker (SJW) Program considers ways that their volunteers can live and serve sustainably and holistically. SJW ministers in five cities around the country. Their Minnesota branch offers placement sites on farms and in agricultural settings. The volunteers participate in the growing and… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Jesuit Volunteer Corps Volunteer

Emma Fabian is originally from the “great” city of Buffalo, N.Y. and she received her bachelor’s degree from Canisius College.  She was highly involved in co-curricular and academic activities. Now, she lives and works in Philadelphia, Pa. As a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (, she serves as a Program Assistant at an organization called Witness to Innocence. They are the… Read more »

Good Eats: Catholic Charities Project SERVE

Submitted by Faith Savill, current Project SERVE volunteer Catholic Charities Project SERVE (Service and Education through Residential Volunteer Experience) volunteers live in community with one another like many Catholic Volunteer Network programs. One of the members in the community eats a vegan diet, so the entire community has shared in creating meals that all of them… Read more »

Alumni Talk: Top 5 Adjustments

By Carrie Daut, Friends of the Orphans alumna You don’t need to be an Einstein to know that coming back to the States after a year in Guatemala was certainly an adjustment. Ignoring the much more complicated emotional-mental-heart side of it, let’s just skip right to the nitty gritty part. What were the five strangest… Read more »

Is “Going Green” the Christian Thing to Do?

This month, we will be exploring some themes of sustainability and the environment leading us up to Earth Day celebrations. This is the first installment of our Earth Day tribute. By Jim Lindsay, Catholic Volunteer Network Executive Director When most Christians hear the word “stewardship,” they probably think of how they handle their time, talent… Read more »