2020 Volunteer Story Contest Update

Dear Volunteers & Alumni,

Seeking Your Stories for RESPONSE 2021

COVID-19 has directly impacted volunteers and volunteer communities. We realize these events have likely affected you, and that you may feel uncertain about your role as a volunteer or former volunteer during this time.

Please know that we affirm your decision to serve. Your commitment will continue to impact others and yourself. Your service inspires - especially in this time of global solidarity. This Lent, many are discerning their response to a world in need. You can help those considering full-time volunteering by sharing your own service story.

If you are able, we invite you to enter our 2020 Volunteer Story Contest. This is your opportunity to inform and inspire potential volunteers - as we publish winners and notable entries on the CVN website and in our RESPONSE directory. This year, we especially welcome stories that help you to process how COVID-19 has affected you and your community.

Thank you for reading. Keep scrolling for more info about our contest, and how to submit.

Volunteer Story Contest Guidelines

Rostro de Cristo community  |  Ecuador, 2019

Entry Length: Approximately 700-900 words

Photos: 2-4 high quality photos (photos 5mb or larger in size may even end up on the cover of Response!)

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Prize: Winning story and picture will be published in our annual RESPONSE directory and monthly newsletter, as well as on our website, social media, and blog. Winners will receive a $50 gift card for the merchant of their choice, along with some Catholic Volunteer Network gear!

Themes: Below are themes after which you can model your reflection. Please select one!

Link not working? Please contact Mike McCormick at mmccormick@catholicvolunteernetwork.org.

Story-Writing Tips & Inspiration

We can't wait to hear how service has impacted your life. Thanks in advance for being a part of our community and sharing your inspiring stories.

If you have any questions about the Story Contest, please contact Mike McCormick at mmccormick@catholicvolunteernetwork.org.