Thank you for your interest in membership with Catholic Volunteer Network. Applications for membership may be submitted at any time during the year. Select "Apply" above to complete the application. Feel free to reach out to Jocelyn A. Sideco, Associate Executive Director, for any questions or curiosities. Please allow two weeks for application review and approval notification.



"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