Category: News

CVN welcomes Jocelyn A. Sideco as its new Digital Outreach Associate

Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) is excited to announce that Jocelyn A. Sideco has joined the CVN team as the new Digital Outreach Associate. Please join us in welcoming Jocelyn! Where’s home? Burlingame, CA Where did you go to school and what did you study? Santa Clara University, BS in Political Science with minors in Sociology… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions: Service and COVID-19

Whether you’ve already committed to full-time service in fall 2020 or you’re still considering participating in a CVN program, you probably have questions about the ways that COVID-19 is affecting service programs. Below you’ll find our most up-to-date knowledge of the ways that CVN programs are adapting to the Coronavirus crisis. The following information is… Read more »

A Time for Advocacy: Increasing National Service to Meet COVID-19 Needs

Scroll down to “Take Action Here” if you know enough about this effort and are ready to contact Congress! CVN member programs and volunteers have a huge impact on communities across the world.  This COVID-19 moment offers ways to increase that impact.  As a former, long-time AmeriCorps grantee planning to re-apply for an AmeriCorps grant… Read more »

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 »

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 »