Share your story!

In 2019, CVN will begin a video campaign to share the story of faith-based service with new and diverse audiences of prospective volunteers. We'd love to hear your story!

This spring, CVN will work with a videographer to create promotional videos featuring the stories of current and former volunteers and volunteer communities. But first, we need your help!

We are asking current and former volunteers to record a 1-3 minute video capturing your service journey. We will review the submission and select a few candidates to interview on camera with our film crew. Please see details below.

Creating Your Video:

Format: Not a pro when it comes to video recording? Not a problem! Submissions filmed on phones or laptops are highly encouraged. We are not looking for a high-quality, polished final product - what is most important is that we get to know you and your story through the submission. Video files can be uploaded directly from your phone using the submission form linked below.

Content: These videos are a way of getting to know you, your community, and your service experience. For inspiration, feel free to touch on any of the following questions in your video:

  • Why did you choose faith-based service? What does faith-based service mean to you?
  • Where did you come from, where are you going, and how has faith-based service impacted your journey?
  • How are you different today because of your service?
  • How has faith-based service furthered your goals (career/professional development, vocational discernment, etc.)?
  • What advice do you have for someone who is discerning faith-based service?

Remember, you don’t have to share it all. Maybe there is one particular moment, person, or lesson from service that has impacted you. Perhaps a certain word or a theme has taken on new meaning for you as a volunteer. Rather than breadth, go for depth. Be yourself and have fun!

*Si eres hispanohablante, nos encantaria ver tu submision de un video en español!*

Submission:

*Deadline extended!* Please complete the application form and submit your video here by Friday, January 18, 2019. Videos will be reviewed and candidates selected by January 21st. Upon selection, a CVN staff member and videographer will coordinate site/community visits to gather professional footage that will be used in the final videos.

Feel free to share this link with anyone that you feel would be a good candidate. If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Katie Strosnider at [email protected].

As our way of thanking you for your participation in this project, all submissions will be entered into a raffle for a $30 Amazon gift card and CVN swag!