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Who Is My Neighbor?

Driving cross country from California to New Jersey gave me a lot of time to reflect on my past two years as a Dominican Volunteer. I have seen and learned more than I ever imagined possible. I know I am a different person than I was two years ago, even one year ago when I… Read more »

Letting God Love Through Me

As I work on this final blog, I am still in disbelief that I have completed my year of service in California! To say it has been a turbulent journey would be an understatement. I had assumed that I would be putting my life on pause while I served for a year, but the ups… Read more »

Lessons in Love

I’m coming up on two months left of my service program. And it truly feels like time is flying by so quickly. These two months will feel like two seconds. In one of my community’s recent weekly prayer meetings, we reflected on our experience as an educational endeavor. We looked at it as if it… Read more »

Using My Voice

In my last blog post, I spoke about an unforgettable journey I took with my program to Tijuana, Mexico. At the end of that trip, we had the opportunity to visit the border wall which separates Tijuana from San Diego. But months before this incredible experience in Mexico, I had been to the border once… Read more »

Learning from Local LGBTQ+ Communities

Earlier this month, I sat in a room with about 20 school faculty and staff before two workshop facilitators. The participants ranged from elementary and high school administrators and teachers, representing a variety of areas, from elementary principal to 7th grade geography to 11th grade social studies. Our reason for gathering? To learn about best… Read more »

Growing Into My Role: Luz Peredo-Muniz – St. Joseph Worker, Orange

If you had asked me what the meaning of my role within Mission Hospital was when I first started my year of service through the St. Joseph Worker Program of Orange, I would have been left without words. I learned my service site would be at Mission Hospital as a Community Health Advocate halfway through… Read more »

Serving with Sisters Blog Series: Meet our Contributors!

Did you know over 40 Catholic Volunteer Network member programs are affiliated with communities of women religious?! In CVN’s Serving with Sisters blog series, five current volunteers will share their journey serving, praying, and living alongside these dynamic change-makers. Meet this year’s contributors, and follow CVN’s blog on Thursdays to hear what #servingwithsisters is really all… Read more »

CVN welcomes Erin Roberts as its new Development & Communications Manager

Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) is excited to announce that Erin Roberts has joined the CVN team as the new Development & Communications Manager. Please join us in welcoming Erin! Where’s home? I’m a New Yorker at heart (raised mostly in Brooklyn and spent several years in Queens as an adult), but these days home is… Read more »

Share Your Wisdom: Jessica Vozella – St. Joseph Worker Program – Los Angeles, CA

Jessica is one of five CVN Serving with Sisters Ambassadors – volunteers sharing the joy, energy, and fulfillment of serving alongside Catholic Sisters in CVN member programs, through creative reflection, conversation, and experience. This is her last post as her volunteer year comes to a close – thank you for following Jessica and her fellow Ambassadors over the… Read more »