Employment & Internships

Careers at Catholic Volunteer Network:

Recruitment Associate
Catholic Volunteer Network is accepting applications for our 2018-2019 Recruitment Associate position!
Description: The Recruitment Associate is a vital part of Catholic Volunteer Network's outreach program. Each year, our recruiters visit nearly 100 campuses across the United States, connecting with thousands of prospective volunteers. This is a great opportunity to develop professional skills, travel the country, make new connections, and become a part of the CVN team! Recruiters serve for eight-month terms (early August through early April), and are based in our Takoma Park, MD office (just outside of Washington, DC) when not on the road. CVN will provide a $1500/month stipend plus health insurance. Please see the attached job description for more details. 
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mike McCormick at mmccormick@catholicvolunteernetwork.org. The application deadline is April 20, 2018. No phone calls please. 
Qualifications:  Must have successfully completed at least one term of service with a CVN member program.  A strong belief in the value of faith-based service, and enthusiasm to share one's story with prospective volunteers.  Bachelor's degree or related experience.  Good communication skills, both written and oral. Spanish language skills are a plus.  Demonstrated commitment to social justice, especially racial justice concerns. Familiarity with the Catholic Church and comfort participating in faith sharing, prayer services, and Mass. Familiarity with the practice of discernment. Basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, social media outlets, and Google Drive. Design skills and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. Excellent organizational skills, ability to keep thorough records, and exercise fiscal responsibility and documentation. Public speaking experience. Valid driver's license and the ability to travel frequently.
For more information about this position, please click here.

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network member programs:

City Director
DOOR Los Angeles
Description: The DOOR Los Angeles City Director, in collaboration with the local board, will cast the prayerful vision for a Jesus-centered ministry that promotes diverse cultural awareness, reflects regularly on systemic injustices, and creates life-changing moments moving towards racial and social reconciliation for people of all ages. As City Director, you will manage the Discover (weeklong), Discern (3-12 months), and Dwell (1-2 years) programs and maintain relationships with local partners. DOOR is a gateway for encountering the city through the eyes, ears, and heart of God. 
We are dedicated to providing life-changing experiences for our participants rooted in relationship and solidarity with local communities and neighborhoods. All of our programming grows out of a commitment to mutual respect and thoughtful reflection, with a particular effort to emphasize issues of injustice and praying to discern what Jesus might be asking of us today.
Qualifications: Commitment to Jesus Christ. Ability to easily adapt to a varied and demanding work schedule. Openness to working in an ecumenical community with a specific willingness to understanding Mennonite and Presbyterian contexts. A seasoned self-starter who is also able to leverage support from local board, congregation, and community members, with a healthy humility to ask for help as needed. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. Experience and/or interest in Christian service, urban ministry, social and economic justice issues, racial reconciliation, and community development
For more information about this position, please click here.
Description: LVC is a national volunteer service program that places volunteers in full-time service positions at social-justice organizations throughout the U.S. for one to two years. All LVC volunteers are encouraged to live into LVC's core spiritual practices of living simply and sustainably in intentional community while serving the cause of peace with justice. LVC places a particular emphasis on understanding how racism, oppression, and privilege contribute to ongoing injustice in our society. It also explores the role that spirituality plays in inspiring and sustaining work in the quest for peace with justice.

Qualifications: Strong personal commitment to the mission of LVC. Bachelor's degree. Ability to articulate how Lutheranism and the Lutheran tradition informs and shapes LVC's core values and practices. Experience working in and leading an interfaith workplace with interfaith constituencies. 10 years of executive director or program management experience. Significant experience in social justice work and commitment to social justice, community development, and simple, sustainable living. Significant experience with anti-racism/anti-oppression work; working analysis of racism and oppression and a demonstrated application of this analysis. Strong fiscal management skills, including budget creation and management, with proven track record of positive net income results. Experience working with a variety of church structures, customs, and constituents.
For more information about this position, please click here.
Program Formation Coordinator
Description: The Program Formation Coordinator is responsible for executing Amate House’s Volunteer program and overseeing Volunteer communities. The Program Formation Coordinator works collaboratively with Amate House Staff and Board of Directors in support of Amate House initiatives. The Program Formation Coordinator publicly represents Amate House in relationships with collaborators and partners in all matters related to programming. The Program Formation Coordinator reports to the Amate House Executive Director.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced study in ministry/theology, or social services, education, or administration preferred. Minimum of two years’ work experience required. Experience in ministry, retreat planning, social service, and/or education fields preferred. Completion of a faith-based, volunteer service program similar to Amate House, or experience living in an intentional community is strongly preferred. Commitment to Amate House’s tenets of Service, Faith, Community, Social Justice, and Stewardship. Person of faith who is comfortable planning and facilitating Catholic Christian spiritual formation activities. Must demonstrate understanding and support for Catholic Church social teaching, missions and values.  Hiring consideration may be given to candidates who are Catholic.
For more information about this position, please click here.
Associate Executive Director
Description: Mi Casa for Children and Elderly in the heart of San Antonio is working with Confidential Search Solutions in seeking a dedicated Associate Executive Director to continue its mission of serving the abused, neglected and abandoned children and elderly of Mexico.
The Associate Executive Director is the key management leader who will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include managing staff and program recipients, working with the board, fiscal oversight, development of strategic plans, and fund-raising. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; 5(+) years of experience with a non-profit in an executive/management level role; Excellent organizational skills; Ability to build and maintain relationships with various organizations and the Board of Directors; Bilingual (Spanish and English REQUIRED); Proven fund-raising experience 
For more information about this position, please click here.
Program Director
KNOM Radio Mission
Description: KNOM Radio Mission in Nome, Alaska, the oldest Catholic radio station in the United States, is hiring for a full-time Program Director to coordinate and oversee all of KNOM's broadcast programming and to supervise the station's on-air talent. 
Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required, and 5 years of professional broadcasting experience is preferred. The position is open until filled. 

For more information about this position, please click here.
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.

For more information about this position, please click here.

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.

For more information about this position, please click here

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.