This year, Catholic Volunteer Network aims to increase our recruitment efforts and heighten awareness about faith-based service. These are the goals we have laid out for the year. Every month we will update our membership about our progress towards these goals.

Goal 1: Distribute 18,000 copies of RESPONSE 2020

As of December 1st, we have distributed
copies of RESPONSE 2020

Highlights: Last month (November) over 2,000 attendees at the Ignatian Family Teach-In received a copy of RESPONSE in their conference registration packets.

Goal 2: Reach 100 college campuses

As of December 1st, we have visited
college campuses

Highlights: CVN hosted conversations with and distributed copies of RESPONSE 2020 to over 100 students during November's Philadelphia-Area Recruitment Circuit.

Goal 3: Exhibit at 50 events

As of December 1st, we have exhibited at
events

Highlights: In addition to exhibiting at 27 post-grad service fairs between Oct. 1st and Dec. 1st, CVN also hosted 50+ conversations with attendees at the Ignatian Family Teach-In, at which we were a sponsor.

Goal 4: Speak in 25 parishes

As of December 1st, we have spoken in
parishes

Highlights: Over a dozen CVN member program staffers and former volunteers have served as speakers for CVN, helping us to complete 19 Parish Speaking Engagements in 9 states thus far. Thank you!

Goal 5: Double the number of volunteer profiles posted to our website

In November, we increased new volunteer profiles by
%
over November 2018

We can’t do it alone! Here is how you can help us reach our 2019-2020 recruitment goals:

  • Make referrals: Whenever you hear from someone who isn’t a perfect match for your program, but could make a great volunteer for someone else, encourage them to check out CVN for more options – specifically, ask them to complete a volunteer profile on our website.
  • Hand out RESPONSE: carry a few with you when you are recruiting to pass along to those who want to learn about other service opportunities. Order additional copies here.
  • Add a member badge and link to your website. This helps more people learn about our community, therefore elevating awareness about faith-based service.
  • Diocesan mission offices are our best connection for invitations to speak in parishes around the country. If you have a contact in a mission office, consider making an introduction so we can strengthen our relationship with that diocese.

 

Questions? Contact our recruitment team: