Year: 2015

No Such Thing as a Silly Question

By Nya Brooks, Catholic Volunteer Network Recruiter One great aspect of being a recruiter for CVN is the interactions with students. Often service corps are not a common topic of discussion for career development on college campuses (at least for my undergraduate experience.) Unless you participated in a service immersion trip, know someone who has… Read more »

Who is this pink baby?

A reflection by Connor Bergeron, serving with Salesian Lay Missionary in Bolivia When I first arrived at my mission site, Yapacaní, Bolivia there were many things to grow accustomed to, some things which I never will get used to: non-stop sweating, attending morning prayer at 6:15am, eating rice for every meal, speaking in Spanish, not using… Read more »

Recruitment Wrap-Up: Common Questions About Service

By Rosa Segura, Catholic Volunteer Network Recruiter The past few months have gone by so fast! It seems like just yesterday that I walked into the CVN office, excited about the bagels at our welcome party, worried about how sweaty I was after walking to the office. It has been such a rewarding experience to… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Spirituality

This is the fourth blog post of our Advent series. Every Sunday we will feature a reflection by one of our current or former volunteers. You can download the entire reflection guide here.  Fourth Sunday of Advent “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Luke 1:39-45Reflection by Elisa Raubach, current Maggie’s Place… Read more »

Interfaith Dialogue in Practice

By Jotti Aulakh, Lasallian Volunteers Jotti is a second year volunteer serving with Lasallian Volunteers at the Brother David Darst Center in Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California. Coming from a Sikh background and going into a Catholic volunteer program was a pretty tough decision to make. I knew… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Simple Living

This is the third blog post of our Advent series. Every Sunday we will feature a reflection by one of our current or former volunteers. You can download the entire reflection guide here.  Third Sunday of Advent “The crowds asked John the Baptist, ‘What should we do?’ He said to them in reply, ‘Whoever has two… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Social Justice

This is the second blog post of our Advent series. Every Sunday we will feature a reflection by one of our current or former volunteers. You can download the entire reflection guide here.  Second Sunday of Advent “The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation… Read more »

Solidarity and Simple Living

By  Rebekah Miller, Covenant House Faith Community Volunteer Covenant House is the largest non-profit organization in the Americas that supports homeless youth. Faith Community is a program that offers a small stipend for spending  a year of service in one of four cities. We embrace three pillars: Service, Prayer, and Community. I am currently doing… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Community

Note: This is the first blog post of our Advent series. Every Sunday we will feature a reflection by one of our current or former volunteers. You can download the entire reflection guide here.  First Sunday of Advent “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great… Read more »