Choosing to serve is a big decision, one that requires a lot of time and discernment. The good news is that you do not have to approach this journey alone. We’ve complied several resources to help you prepare for this life-changing experience. Here is what you will find in the sections that follow:

  • Laying the Foundation – When it comes to full-time volunteer service, you have many options. This section will help you discover what makes faith-based service unique from other service programs.
  • Going Deeper – In this section we will share some advice for how to start your discernment process.
  • Moving Closer – Now that you’ve decided to pursue a full-time, faith-based service placement, here are some frequently asked questions you may also be asking.
  • Getting Practical – Service comes with many benefits – some are practical like financial assistance and transportation, some are personal, such as career development and spiritual growth. This section will walk you through some of the benefits that are most common for CVN programs.

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One great way to learn more about faith-based service is to post your profile on our website. This feature enables you to share about your interests and experiences with our network. After registering, you will be tapped into our Network. CVN will be able to share about resources to aid your discernment process, events taking place in your community, and program staff will reach out to you directly if they have a placement that seems like a good fit.