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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 »

Cleaning the Block, An Act of Justice for Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry

The story behind our 2021 cover photo Each year we publish the most comprehensive guide for faith-based service called RESPONSE. Our 2021 edition features the 2017-2018 Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry on the cover. The photo shows the first week of service for the community living in Baltimore, MD. BSVM volunteers sign up for a year… Read more »

Taking Steps for Racial Justice: Prayer, Education, and Action

Another death. Another uprising. We’ve been here before. If we want change, we must strengthen our commitment to this work. We must seek out new ways to stand in solidarity. Join us in committing to prayer, education, and action so that we might finally see justice. Prayer Ground yourself in prayer. The fight for justice… Read more »

Our statement on the killing of George Floyd

The Gospel has been denied, again. Catholic Volunteer Network is heartbroken by the killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and the countless Black and brown men and women who have died at the hands of those who are sworn to protect. We stand with thousands of people… Read more »

Meet our Serving with Sisters Contributors!

Did you know that over 35 Catholic Volunteer Network member programs are affiliated with communities of women religious?! In CVN’s Serving with Sisters blog series, two current volunteers bring these adventures to life – sharing their journeys serving, praying, and living alongside Catholic sisters. Meet this year’s Contributors, Gabby and Annie, below. And be sure… Read more »

Building Community in Cleveland

Article written by Johanna Cajina, Associate Director of FrancisCorps and National Conference Planning Committee Member. Catholic Volunteer Network is pleased to be hosting its 42nd Annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service in Cleveland, OH! The 2019 National Conference theme, “Many Rays, One Rising” seeks to guide attendees as they look inward to develop new ways… 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: Allison Reynolds – Good Shepherd Volunteers

Allie 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 Allie and her fellow Ambassadors over the… Read more »

Share Your Wisdom: Catherine Nguyen – St. Joseph Worker Program, Orange, CA

Catherine 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 Catherine and her fellow Ambassadors over the… Read more »