The following information and benefits are available for Catholic Volunteer Network members only. Membership is open to full-time Christian volunteer and mission programs that follow our Member Guidelines. If you wish to access this page please login (see below on site). Questions about how to become a member please reach out to Sarah Hammel, Membership and Operations Manager, at [email protected].
Each month approximately 120 new volunteer profiles are posted on our website by individuals that are interested in finding a service program. You can search through those profiles and contact any that look to be a good match for your program. When using the search engine below, we recommend keeping your options broad and searching by one or two fields only.
Catholic Volunteer Network offers a number of brokered services for member programs. Please click here to learn more about health insurance, background checks, and travel services.
One of the most valuable tools available to members, our resource library features the very best in materials on all aspects of faith-based volunteer programs that you can use to strengthen your program. From volunteer recruitment, diversity and anti-racism tools, sample volunteer development materials, information on successful program management, volunteer reflection guides and much more. Many of these materials have been provided by Catholic Volunteer Network member programs. Check back on this site frequently, as materials are updated on a regular basis.
On this page, you can post a new urgent volunteer/mission opportunity here to alert potential volunteers of openings within your program. Your opportunity posting will automatically expire after three months, and will be tagged with your programs contact information. Please keep in mind that this section is for volunteer opportunities only, paid positions will be removed from this listing. To advertise employment opportunities within your organization, please email Mike McCormick.
To view current postings, visit the Urgent Opportunities page in the Volunteers section.
We invite our members to complete this 15-minute Compensation and Benefits Survey. In the coming months, we will combine the results of this survey to a create the Salary and Benefits Field Report, which will be made available to Catholic Volunteer Network members. The report will help us all learn more about the field of faith-based service. You may find it particularly useful when assessing your own staffing structure or benefits.
All questions in the survey are optional, but we encourage you to respond as thoroughly and accurately as possible to make the results more useful to our community. Information about program benefits, staff salaries, and budgets are included in the survey, so we strongly recommend that it is completed by a director, HR department, or other person with access to this information. We request that only one survey is submitted by each organization.
Each fall, over 150 staff members of faith-based volunteer programs, campus personnel, and other partners gather for the National Conference on Faith-Based Service. Hosted in a different location each year, the National Conference is an opportunity for those involved in faith-based service to come together to learn new skills, share their experience and expertise, and network with their colleagues.
Each year we feature a series of keynote speakers and offer participants the opportunity to attend valuable workshops on all aspects of program management and operation. Catholic Volunteer Network is the convener of this annual event, and welcomes a variety of partners and sponsors to join.
Since 1963, Catholic Volunteer Network has been a resource for those involved in faith-based service and lay mission. This three-day workshop will equip new volunteer program staff members and programs in the early formation stages with the tools necessary to start and run a successful and sustainable volunteer program.
Location: Washington Retreat House | 4000 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington, D.C.
Catholic Volunteer Network works with colleges across the U.S. to plan opportunities for volunteer recruiters to connect with interested students. Check out the upcoming events calendar and be sure to rsvp with each campus if you are interested in attending. If you know of additional events that should be added to this list, please contact Mike McCormick.
Stay up to date with CVN! We offer many opportunities to stay connected throughout the year, ranging from blog posts, listserv, and monthly emailed updates. All members of the staff of a CVN member organization are entitled to subscribe to each form of communication listed below:
- Member-Only Listserv: The listserv is a way that our staff shares announcements and updates, and is also a way for members to ask questions and get advice from each other. Once subscribed just email your message to [email protected]. Email Sarah to verify you are subscribed.
- How Can I Help?: Monthly e-newsletter. Sign up here!
- Blog: We'd love to re-share your volunteer program's blog posts on our feed. Email Mike with any material you have for us.
- Regional Groups & Gatherings:
- New York
- Southern California
Make sure the alumni of your programs are subscribed to the following CVN resources:
- Staying Connected - In every issue we provide resources and reflections to help alums keep the spirit of service alive.
- Job Bank: Every Friday we send out a list of new positions that are ideal for former volunteers. Jobs are spread out all over the country and range in type of work and experience required. Click here to subscribe to our Job Bank.
- Local alumni listservs including: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and Washington, DC.
See all the resources we have curated for former volunteer in the Catholic Volunteer Network community HERE.
Come together and learn more about a topic of interest relevant to your faith-based volunteer program! Participate in our interactive training sessions without having to travel or pay registration fees.
Past webinar topics include: succession planning, immigration requirements for international volunteers, effective campus recruitment strategies, volunteer spirituality, and more. We also conduct a biannual "Catholic Volunteer Network 101" sessions to orient new staff members to the full range of membership benefits.
See our latest webinars below: