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THE BENEFITS OF CVN MEMBERSHIP

 RECRUITMENT

  • Listing in digital and print RESPONSE Directory - the premier resource for faith-based service opportunities
  • Representation at 90+ college and university campus visits each year
  • Calendar of recruitment opportunities
  • Networking opportunities for volunteer recruiters
  • Representation at national events & conferences
  • Members are featured prominently on CVN's blog and social media accounts
  • Urgent Opportunities feature highlights specific positions programs need to fill most
  • Search potential volunteers through our online database

BROKERED SERVICES

  • Low rates on volunteer health insurance through Willis Towers Watson
  • Discounts on background checks through Verified Volunteers
  • Rental car discounts through Enterprise & National for volunteers & program staff
  • Discounts on airport pick-ups and drop-offs through Super Shuttle

RESOURCES

  • Participation in a nation-wide network of volunteer program staff, including regional support groups
  • Insights to trends in field the faith-based service gathered through enhanced surveys
  • Annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service
  • Program Formation Workshop to equip new staff with the tools necessary to run a volunteer program
  • Monthly e-newsletter How Can I Help?
  • Access to the members only online resource library
  • Networking Listserv of program staff
  • Webinars & workshops for program staff & volunteers

ALUMNI SUPPORT

  • Employment assistance through weekly Job Bank
  • Local Listservs connecting alumni by city or region
  • Partnership with graduate schools for scholarships
  • What's Next Notebook, a resource for outgoing volunteers
  • Regional discernment retreats and reflection opportunities
  • Staying Connected, a quarterly e-newsletter
  • Advent and Lenten reflection guides

"At the end of the day, CVN is more than a mere professional networking organization.  It is truly an organization of professionals that care about each other.  From the leaders in the Washington DC office to all of the members, I have always experienced a high level of support—leaders and members move from the heart and a place of passion to provide help, inspiration and assistance in any way possible."—Paul Krenzelok, Director of Discernment Ministry for Youth/Young Adults, Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.

“Programmatically membership with CVN provides much needed services at a more affordable price.  Programs are offered brokered services such as health insurance for volunteers, and discounted rental car options (which can also be used for personal travel—personal bonus!)  CVN hosts webinars for members on a variety of topics pertinent to the work we do at no cost to the individual or program.  In addition to these support structures CVN has a portal that allows access to potential volunteer profiles where members can contact and invite individuals seeking service opportunities to consider their program.  Membership also allows these potential volunteers to seek out your program and contact you."— Sara P. Marks, Director of Franciscan Volunteers: NO RISK, NO GAIN,

"CVN staff have been very responsive to our questions, suggestions and requests.  They heard our suggestion of finding a way to help members benchmark their volunteer program application numbers from year to year and developed a tool to meet that goal. They have demonstrated a genuine commitment to assisting us to improve our program. If you are a volunteer program with a small staff, becoming a member gives you access to a range of services and expertise that you wouldn’t otherwise have. The listserv of professional colleagues in other volunteer programs has been a great tool to share and learn together. Their webinars are well-done and informative. Thanks for all of the good work!"— Jillian Glasgow, Recruitment and Administrative Coordinator, L’Arche USA

FAQs

REQUEST MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Thank you for taking the time to consider joining our community. We at CVN are happy to work with you to strengthen your program and connect you with the volunteers and resources you need to make it happen. Please reach out to Sarah Hammel, Membership Coordinator, ([email protected]) for our current Membership Application.