Employment & Internships

Careers at Catholic Volunteer Network:

No open positions at this time, but we are accepting applications for internship positions. Please scroll down to see available internship opportunities. 

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network member programs:

Social Worker - Vincentian Support
St. Vincent de Paul Society - Cincinnati

Description: Serves as a social services resource for Vincentians (parish-based volunteers);  plays an integral role in ensuring that these Vincentians, as well as Outreach Center staff & volunteers, receive training & support to provide effective service to our Neighbors in need. Provides consultation for volunteers dealing with complex client cases. Reviews and approves applications for homelessness prevention assistance. Supervises implementation and execution of systemic change, Getting Ahead programming. Role includes occasional evening and weekend interaction.

Qualifications: Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) or related field with LSW licensure is required; Master's in Social Work (MSW) with LSW licensure is preferred; three years relevant experience, computer literacy and the ability to relate effectively with people of different economic and cultural backgrounds are required; experience working with volunteers in a non-profit setting is preferred; and project management experience is preferred.

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Home Repair Project Director 
Bethlehem Farm, Alderson, WV
DescriptionHome Repair Project Director sought for Bethlehem Farm, a small Catholic nonprofit organization serving the people of Southern West Virginia, through home repair and providing service experiences for young adult volunteers. Our low-income home repair program serves local homeowners who cannot afford a contractor by utilizing week-long volunteers, led and supervised by our staff. The Project Director trains full-time staff in work site management and coordinates the low-income home repair program, including client interaction, site assessment, project planning, implementation, and documentation. 
QualificationsRequirements include 5 years experience in construction / carpentry, extensive knowledge of home repair, tools, and worksite safety, valid driver’s license, and ability to teach and supervise unskilled volunteers. Full-time preferred, but part-time options available. 32-50 hours per week. Salary negotiable based on skill, experience, and degree level. Benefits include health insurance, sick and vacation time, development opportunities, some meals, and knowing you are helping others. On-site housing options available. Direct inquiries to Eric 304-445-7143, or email resume to eric.fitts@bethlehemfarm.net
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Development Director
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, Seattle, WA

Description: The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is looking for a dedicated Development Director who is eager to work in an innovative faith-based nonprofit that develops leaders through volunteerism, equipping young adults to transform their service experiences into lives of service leadership. 

Overview: The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is at an exciting growth juncture and is looking for its first full-time Development Director to build a solid financial base for our multi-year mission expansion plan. As a 501C3 Educational nonprofit we receive over 90% of our income from individuals, grants, and partner revenue with a current budget of approximately $500K.The Development Director will play an integral role in the success of KFGC mission, working collaboratively with a small office staff team, board, and larger volunteer and program participant base to move forward the programs of a dynamic and relationally focused organization. As part of our team, the Development Director will drive the collaborative process of designing and implementing a comprehensive and strategic fund development program including generating, stewarding, and engaging a diverse donor and partner base; nurturing major and planned gift donors; spearheading grant support; and expanding external communications and public awareness campaigns, special events management and corporate giving. In addition to proactively expanding upon our current campaign efforts, this professional will increase connection points between the Foundation’s mission and public presence as we expand our role as thought leader and partner in equipping the next generation of leaders through volunteerism.
Qualifications: Ideal candidate has a minimum three-five years experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or associated public awareness and development communications; Clear track record of success in cultivating, soliciting, and securing donor support such as annual fund, major donor, planned giving, events, and grants; Proven background in project management and experience planning, managing and executing integrated communication and development campaigns; Demonstrated skill in relationship building, volunteer mobilization, and network expansion; Excellent communicator -- solid writer and able to share organization vision effectively; Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, data analysis and experience with donor database software (Salesforce preferred).

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Manager- Friends First 
Description: To provide administrative, managerial, and clinical leadership for Friends First, a volunteer mentoring program for at risk kids.

"Some children are in need of a caring friend to help, but may not be dealing with the same circumstances that rise to the level of seriousness that requires placement in a residential setting like Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Mercy Home responds to their need for additional support through the Friends First Mentoring program serving youth throughout Cook County who live at home with their own families. Mentees may come from economically-struggling single-parent households or from neighborhoods with limited opportunities. Mentors support their mentee in gaining self-confidence, finding direction, and resisting negative peer pressure. They give of their time and take these young people to places like ball games, museums, parks and more. They expand young people's horizons through shared activities. Many of these young people may never have had ventured outside of their own neighborhood prior to their involvement with Friends First. They benefit by experiencing new things, seeing new parts of the city, and having a friend to lend an ear and lead by example." 

Click here to read more about the Friends First program.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline required and 5 years of experience; Master's degree preferred. Managerial experience in social service or child welfare agency with proven proficiency in management, training, and program development. Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to develop and manage budgets. Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret various types of information from multiple sources. Willingness to work a flexible schedule and provide administrative support and managerial leadership outside normal work hours, including evenings and weekends. Is open and respectful of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and is willing and competent to work with a diverse client population. Must have a valid Illinois driver's license, the ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services. Regular and predictable attendance. Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.

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Admissions Coordinator
Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Baltimore, MD

Description: Serving as a member of the Admissions team the Admissions Coordinator (AC) ensures that incoming Jesuit Volunteers are recruited, screened, and placed each year. The Admissions Coordinator is responsible for meeting goals identified by their manager in the context of both recruiting and screening & placement. The AC is responsible for cultivating new relationships with key universities across the country, as well as supporting JVC’s relationship to mid-sized Jesuit colleges and universities. This works includes researching new schools, cold-calling administrators/faculty members, coordinating JVC’s attendance at university-planned events, creating new recruiting events on-campus, maintaining communication with campus partners during both semesters, and participating in recruiting conversations with prospective volunteers (online, over-the phone, and in-person).

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience: At least two years of full-time work experience. At least one year of full-time volunteer experience with a faith-based volunteer program, including community living preferred; Former Jesuit Volunteer desired. Experience effectively working independently and as a member of a team. Experience with project and office management.

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Director of Development
Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Baltimore, MD
Description: A dynamic, entrepreneurial leader will thrive in this position leading development for a multi-million dollar, global non-profit. This position provides strategic and operational leadership for the process by which JVC identifies, cultivates, solicits, recognizes, and stewards prospects and donors to nurture individual and institutional relationships and raise resources to sustain and grow the mission. The Director of Development manages a team of one to two full-time employees, serves on the leadership team, and reports directly to the President.
Qualifications: Education and Experience: B.A. required; advanced degree preferred; A minimum of five years professional fundraising or nonprofit executive leadership experience preferred, with evolution of increased responsibility and decision-making. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Technical proficiency in a variety of computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and data management/CRM systems); Proven leadership and management skills to motivate Development and Communications staff and its constituents in achieving organizational objectives; Excellent writing and public speaking ability in order to communicate powerfully; Strategic and analytical capabilities to use qualitative and quantitative input in driving organizational learning and success; A strong commitment to and understanding of donor recognition and stewardship; Experience in hiring, supervision, assessment, and training of staff; Familiarity with JVC and commitment to overall mission; Demonstrated intercultural competency and experience working across cultures; Good interpersonal skills and comfort with various constituencies; Ability to work both individually and as part of a team; Flexible, ability to adjust to changing circumstances; Familiarity with Roman Catholic Theology, particularly in the areas of service and justice; Personal experience of and comfort with Ignatian Spirituality.


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Site Leader

Description: The Sisters of Bon Secours, USA are expanding Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry (BSVM) to Richmond, VA. This opening for a BSVM Site Leader, Richmond is a brand new position. The Site Leader will assist in developing the ministry in Richmond while guiding the BSVM volunteers to fully engage in the charism of the Sisters of Bon Secours and fulfill BSVM’s mission of creating “transformation through service with others.” In support of this mission, the Site Leader will lead the development of the volunteers’ intentional community, the development of the volunteer ministries, and the development of volunteer discernment and professional growth. This is a full-time position based in Richmond, VA with some travel to MD.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Theology, Sociology, Education, Psychology/Human Development, or related field; A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in a ministry position, education position, or student life; Minimum of 3 years working with young adults; Understanding or willingness to understand the mission of BSVM and the Congregation of Bon Secours; Understanding of Catholic Social Teaching; Ability to relate to diverse populations; Proven track record of relationship building, with the ability to work with, as well as communicate effectively (verbal, written, interpersonal) with, all professional levels; Demonstrate high degree of initiative and autonomy with ability to work both independently  and as part of a team; Advanced MicroSoft Office, desktop publishing, website maintenance and social networking skills; Exceptional organization, creativity, time- and project-management skills; Ability to exercise good judgment; to be flexible and cooperative; Excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills; Ability to protect the confidentiality of all information. Preferred Qualifications; Master's Degree in one of the fields listed above;  1-2 years of experience living and serving in an intentional, Christian community similar to BSVM or another full-time service program/volunteer corps.

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CRS Rice Bowl & Speakers Tour Program Officer
DescriptionThe Program Officer I supports both the CRS Rice Bowl and CRS Speakers Tour programs through managing logistics, communication and content development. As a member of a team, the POI works in collaboration with other CRS Rice Bowl and Programs & Resources Unit team members on programs that connect Catholics in the United States with the poor around the world through the traditions of prayer, fasting and almsgiving; and helps raise awareness and inspire Catholics to engage more deeply with CRS during the Lenten season.
About CRS: Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic Identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

QualificationsBachelor's degree in related field; 1-3 years of experience; Spanish language skills required; Knowledge of Catholic social teaching and structure of the Catholic Church; Ability to work under pressure and with discretion. Consistently exercises good judgment regarding high demands of multiple people, priorities and workflow; Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team; Demonstrated quantitative analysis required; Strong writing and grammar skills; Experience in materials development for Catholic audiences in the United States; Knowledge of Microsoft Office; Successful project management experience; Strong organizational and communication skills; Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.

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Internship Opportunities:

Catholic Volunteer Network offers internship opportunities to students to complement and enhance their learning objectives while obtaining practical experience in a professional office setting. The intern in this role may be eligible to earn academic credit; requirements for supervision or evaluation should be discussed at the time of interview. Travel stipends will be provided.

Catholic Volunteer Network - Internship Opportunities

Students in the Washington, DC area are invited to apply for our internship opportunities! Students with coursework in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Religious Studies/Theology, or other related fields will gain valuable experience helping to working as an integral part of the Catholic Volunteer Network National Office team. The CVN staff works with students to design internships that maximize each one's interests, talents, and learning objectives. We offer flexible time commitments throughout the year and pay a stipend whenever possible. 

Past interns have worked on projects such as:

  • Marketing: social media, graphic design, publication editing, writing of original content for newsletters and blogs. 
  • Promotions: assisted with the coordination of mailings and promotional campaigns. 
  • Event planning: assisted in the logistics for national conferences and workshops, local events, and alumni gatherings. 
  • Development/Fundraising: donor research, grant writing, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Much more!

Spring 2018 - Comminications Internship: During the Spring 2018 semester, Catholic Volunteer Network is seeking a skilled Communications Intern to assist in a few upcoming endeavors including the development and rollout of a new website and the creation of a Strategic Communications Plan. Qualified applicants will have the unique opportunity to cultivate their communications and design skills while also playing an important role in these major projects that have a national impact. Click here to view the position description. 

Insterested applicants should send their resume to Katie Mulembe at kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org.

Short-Term or Summer Volunteers: Handled on a case-by-case basis. Stipend and housing capabilities are limited. For short-term positions, please contact at least one month prior to service.


This Job Board is reserved for paid positions within Catholic Volunteer Network and our member programs only. In addition to this service, we also have a weekly Job Bank email that we send to over 2,000 volunteer alumni. The Job Bank includes these positions, along with others in the fields of social services, non-profit, church ministry, development, and national service. To learn more about the opportunity to advertise your positions with us, please contact Mike McCormick at mmccormick@catholicvolunteernetwork.org. Volunteers and alumni who wish to register to receive this weekly job bank can do so by clicking here.