Archives: Resources

Share the “Choose Service” Video Campaign

CVN recently released four videos featuring current and former volunteers from CVN member programs talking about their experiences and encouraging others to choose service. You can see all four on our Choose Service in 2020 page here – Each of the four videos focuses on one aspect of the faith-based service experience that our… Read more »

CVN Strategic Plan

Dear CVN Members, In the March “How Can I Help?” newsletter, I offered an overview of CVN’s new three-year strategic plan and its focus on story and strategy. The plan is below in its entirety, and I want to take this opportunity to share with you how it will be used, as well as explain… Read more »

Workshop Materials

2019 National Conference (Cleveland, OH) Conference Theme “Many Rays, One Rising” (Click here for conference summary) Keynote Presentations Service as an Allyship Partner, by Whitney Parnell, Founder and CEO, Service Never Sleeps Abundant Life: A Spiritual Call to Service, by Kerry Robinson, Global Ambassador, Leadership Roundtable Workshop Presentations Thriving in Transition (Handouts 1, 2, 3,… Read more »

Webinars + Trainings

Below are recorded webinars we have conducted in the past. These are hosted on To register and view upcoming webinars, please refer to our events calendar. ADVOCACY Expand Change is Good. Lasting Change is Better: Why Advocacy is Essential to Volunteer Programs from Catholic Volunteer Network on Vimeo. Social Justice Advocacy from Catholic Volunteer Network on… Read more »

Diversity/Multi-cultural/Anti-Racism Resources

Our Commitment Catholic Volunteer Network respects and upholds the dignity of all persons regardless of the identities they hold. As we expand our conversations and programming with our members about present day structural injustices and their ties to oppressive histories, CVN dedicates itself to pairing those discussions with action to stop our own participation in… Read more »

Activities & Reflection Materials

New 2017 Self-Care ToolKit! Prayers Care, the Source of all Cure Closing Peace Prayer Dedication of a Prayer Time Morning Prayer Evening Prayer Friends of Mary God of Growth Morning Praise The Beatitudes Prayer from Acts 1 v13-26 Prayer from the Beatitudes Saturday Morning Prayer Seasons of Change Evening Transitions Prayer Silent Retreats Tips for… Read more »

Program Management

New 2016-2017 Photo Release Form! Board of Directors Advisory Board By-Laws Advisory Board Chair Requirements Advisory Board Principles for Appointment Advisory Board Requirements Board of Directors Responsibilities Board Member Profiles Organizational Structure (Temporarily Unavailable) Budgeting & Fundraising Budgeting Budgeting Aid for Volunteer Communities Volunteer Stipend and Benefits Fundraising Alumni Fundraising Fundraising During Difficult Times Perfecting… Read more »

Volunteer Development

Commisioning and Prayer Services Commissioning Commissioning Commissioning Service Prayer Services The Importance of Prayer Morning Prayer Place in this World Opening Prayer Service Closing Prayer Prayer Service A Litany of the Circle To Risk the Journey Light the Fire Reflection Community Living Community Support How to Build Community Tips for Nurturing Communal Life Building Community… Read more »

Volunteer Recruitment

Applications Christ House Good Shepherd Volunteers (Domestic) Good Shepherd Volunteers (International) Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest Mi Casa Notre Dame Mission Volunteers QuEST Intern Salesian Lay Missioners St. Joseph Worker Tau Volunteer Services Brochures and Promotional Materials Casa de Esperanza Franciscan Volunteer Program Good Shepherd Volunteers Holy Cross Associates (Domestic) Holy Cross Associates (Domestic) (Description Book)… Read more »

Social Media Tool Kits

Download our Social Media Planner! This month-by-month guide will help you plan and create social media content and blog posts for varied observances throughout the year. Remember to use #FaithandService, and be sure to tag Catholic Volunteer Network! Click to open. Additional Resources Making Social Media Work, by Catholic Volunteer Network – How Can I… Read more »