Employment & Internships

Positions at Catholic Volunteer Network:

Program Coordinator, From Service to Sisterhood Initiative.
Takoma Park, MD (outside Washington, DC)

Description: Catholic Volunteer Network, a national resource center for faith-based volunteer programs based in Takoma Park, Md., is in search of a Program Coordinator to lead Catholic Volunteer Network's initiative to support and strengthen communities of women religious. This project will encourage the on-going development of new volunteer programs sponsored by communities of women religious, foster greater collaboration among communities of women religious regarding volunteer placement sites and community living, encourage more individuals to take part in the work being done by Catholic sisters, and offer current and former volunteers the opportunity to consider a religious vocation.

Qualifications: We are seeking a well-organized, skilled communicator with a passion for service. Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidate will be an alumna(us) of a CVN member program, have experience with retreat planning, and will have worked closely with communities of women religious. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and diversity work. Strong technology skills, including social media experience are a plus. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Periodic travel is involved.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to: Katie Mulembe, kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org. No phone calls please. 

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network member programs:

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. 
Qualifications: Master's Degree; 1-2 years of experience living and serving in an intentional, Christian community similar to BSVM or another full-time service program/volunteer corps such as Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Mercy Corps, and Lutheran Volunteer Corps; Teaching experience; Demonstrated experience in a health care setting; Demonstrated experience with marketing and promotions; Public speaking  and/or training experience; Teambuilding experience.
For more information regarding this opportunity, and/or to apply, please visit the career page of the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA website: http://bonsecours.us/careers/ 
Program Director
Vincentian Mission Corps, St. Louis, MO 
Description: The Vincentian Mission Corps, a young adult ministry of the Daughters of Charity, is seeking a new Program Director. Vincentian Mission Corps (VMC) is a year-long, faith-based service program forming young adult leaders in the tradition of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise deMarillac. 
The Program Director should be a self-directed worker who is eager to accompany young people through a transformative year of serving the poor in St. Louis. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the program including recruitment, holistic support for the volunteers, event planning, spiritual formation, budgeting, and worksite communication. Applicants should understand and live the mission of the Vincentian family. Experience as a volunteer or volunteer Director, young adult minister or teacher is preferred. 
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Human Resources Director, Jim Erbar: jim.erbar@doc.org by March 1.
Executive Director
Good Shepherd Volunteers, New York, NY 
Description: Every day, women and children are affected by poverty, violence, and neglect. Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) responds to this challenge by connecting recent college graduates to these needs in our communities through a one-year service program. GSV is seeking an energetic Executive Director who is eager to apply his/her fundraising, leadership, and administrative skills in a new and dynamic environment. The successful candidate will meet fundraising and program development goals, strengthening the future of the organization. The Executive Director has responsibility to foster a collaborative team environment among two staff members and approximately 20 full-time volunteers.
Qualifications: Commitment to GSV’s mission including willingness to personally grow in each of the four tenets of simplicity, social justice, spirituality, and community; Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s in nonprofit management, development or other related field preferred; 3-5 years supervisory experiencing managing staff and budget, preferable at a nonprofit or similar organization; 3-5 years experience in nonprofit fundraising, with a clear track record or success in cultivating and soliciting donor and foundation support; grant writing experience preferred; Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills; Proficient skills in MS Office, Word, Power Point and Excel. Experience with QuickBooks, E-Tapestry and Publisher preferred; Ability to work evenings and weekends occasionally, including 5 overnight retreats and approximately 5-7 trips per year (domestic and international); Willingness to spend at least three years committed to the organization; Experience with young adult service volunteerism preferred.
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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!

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 Katie Mulembe at kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org. Volunteers and alumni who wish to register to receive this weekly job bank can do so by clicking here.