Month: April 2020

2020 Top Schools for Service

Celebrating Campus Supporters of Service This National Volunteer Week, Catholic Volunteer Network is celebrating our volunteers who have said “yes” to faith-based service – choosing to live and serve in communities across the United States and the world through full-time volunteer programs. During #NVW, we are also celebrating those who make service possible! Today, we’re… Read more »

Social Justice While Social Distancing

“Know that we are connected in ways that are terrifying and beautiful” -Lynn Ungar We are living in an unprecedented time. This moment implores us to recognize our common humanity. Now more than ever, we are able to see that the health of the most vulnerable among us determines the health of us all. The… Read more »

Easter Sunday Reflection

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. Easter Sunday Reflection By Deirdre Kleist, Amate House “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know… Read more »

Joyfully Exhausted

A Letter from the Executive Director My head is too tired to come up with anything very creative for this letter. But my spirit is joyous. I’m OK holding those two in tension – or maybe just letting them run wild within me.  I know you are tired too. I have heard from you and from CVN staff how much… Read more »

Creating Shelter for Jesus: It Begins at Home

During this time of “sheltering-at-home” I have chosen to more closely shelter Jesus in the home of my heart.  With my day’s schedule changed, my work transformed, and events cancelled, it has been difficult to know where to begin.  However, these changes have welcomed in greater time for prayer and reflection on my ever-changing understanding… Read more »

Lenten Reflection – Being Present

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. Palm Sunday Lenten Reflection By Gabe Hurrish, Maryknoll Lay Missioners “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew… Read more »

Lenten Reflection – Preparing Our Hearts

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. Palm Sunday Reflection By Benita Amoako, St. Joseph Worker Program NY “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”… Read more »

Catholic Volunteer Network Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2020

Welcome to Catholic Volunteer Network’s resource page for National Volunteer Week 2020! This annual event is a chance to celebrate volunteerism while inspiring others to serve. On this page, you can learn more about National Volunteer Week, and learn about participating in fun social media activities along with the Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) community! Especially… Read more »