Category: News

2019 Mader Award Recipient

Catholic Volunteer Network Honors the InterReligious Task Force on Central America with the Annual Mader Award The Father George Mader Award was created in 1989 to honor organizations and individuals that encourage lay men and women to serve others in the United States and abroad. The award is named after Father George Mader (1927 –… Read more »

2019 Bishop Francis Award Recipient

Catholic Volunteer Network honors Christian Appalachian Project Alum Mary McNamara with the Annual Bishop Francis Award Catholic Volunteer Network bestows the Bishop Joseph A. Francis Award on former volunteers that have demonstrated exemplary service to their local communities. Most Reverend Joseph A. Francis, S.V.D. served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. He was… Read more »

Get to Know Cheyenne, our New Recruitment Associate!

Where’s home? I grew up in Orange, California. While I have lived in a handful of other places, I still consider that to be my home. Where did you go to school and what did you study? I graduated from Willamette University in 2017 with a degree in politics and Spanish. Where did you serve… Read more »

Welcome Our New Board Members

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals to the CVN Board of Directors! Valarie J. Amica – Catholic Volunteers in Florida Valarie J. Amica has served with Catholic Volunteers in Florida for over nine years as Director of Service Sites/Program/Recruitment.  She is responsible for leading the recruiting efforts of CVIF, managing the interview and… Read more »

Educating Campus Ministers – and the Press – About Faith-Based Service

In June, a cohort of ten individuals from CVN member programs attended the Catholic Campus Ministry Association’s (CCMA) “LAUNCH” training for new campus minsters at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Their participation in the conference, made possible by a grant to CVN from the SC Ministry Foundation, was intended to facilitate learning and relationships that… Read more »

Catholic Volunteer Network Supports Serve America Together

For nearly 60 years, Catholic Volunteer Network has believed in the power of service to transform the world. Through service, we are able to connect with individuals and communities to address and resolve problems in lasting and efficient ways. We believe this work is something we are all called to; service is not reserved for… Read more »

Become a Grad School Partner with CVN!

Do you want to reach prospective students who have a heart for social justice, professional experience serving in a non-profit or local ministry, and a deep desire to continue learning and growing? Join Catholic Volunteer Network’s Graduate School Partnership! This year, more than 27,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are serving with CVN’s faith-based… Read more »

How to Get Serious about Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  Catholic Volunteer Network staff is engaging in monthly discussions on diversity and racial justice matters as we journey towards becoming a more inclusive, just, and equitable organization. We encourage CVN members to join us in this process. This month we invite you to watch this TED Talk titled, “How to get serious about diversity… Read more »

Open Wide Our Hearts: How can we respond to the call to repentance and action?

  In November 2018, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted on and released “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love” a new pastoral letter against racism. This is the first letter released since 1979’s “Brothers and Sisters Unto Us” and speaks more directly to historical acts of racism and oppression enacted against… Read more »

Creating a more just and diverse community

Catholic Volunteer Network Increases Commitment to Racial Justice and Diversity Work During the National Conference on Faith-Based Service last November, Catholic Volunteer Network shared a new statement on Racial Justice and Diversity. This statement was carefully developed by CVN’s Racial Justice and Diversity Committee over many months, and seeks to reflect our commitment to becoming… Read more »