Become a Member

Catholic Volunteer Network is a membership organization of over 180 faith-based volunteer programs. Our members offer full-time service opportunities ranging from one week to one year or more, both here in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. We invite Christian full-time national and international volunteer and mission programs to become members of our network. To learn more about all the benefits of membership click HERE.

National Partners

Catholic Volunteer Network is proud to partner with the following organizations that support full-time lay mission service. You can contact these organizations for additional assistance in discerning a place of service or to receive information on a broad range of lay mission activities.

Catholic Apostolate Center
P.O. Box 4556
Washington, DC 20017
Contact: Rev. Frank S. Donio, S.A.C., Director, [email protected]

The Catholic Apostolate Center takes its inspiration from the spirituality of St. Vincent Pallotti and responds to the needs of the Church by promoting collaboration among diocese, institutions, and organizations to develop resources, apostolic opportunities, and evangelization formation programs.

Catholic Relief Services
228 West Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
443-825-3809 /
Contact: Danielle Roberts, [email protected]

Catholic Relief Services represents the Catholic community in the US by working to reduce poverty, violence and injustice worldwide through partnerships with the global Catholic Church and local communities. We also engage people of goodwill in the US, particularly college students and graduates, in advocacy, ethical purchasing, and other opportunities for action that directly impact global social justice issues, like climate change, migration, and human trafficking. Join us during or after your volunteer year to continue to stay connected to faith-based action for the common good!

From Mission to Mission
303 Atwood St.
Longmont, CO 80501
[email protected]

From Mission to Mission is a resource for mission. They assist those who serve long-term or short-term, internationally or domestically. Services include facilitation of formation programs and retreats, preparation for cross-cultural service, support and resources for dealing with trauma, re-entry/post-service publications, consultation services, and one-on-one support for missioners and volunteers.

National Catholic Development Conference
734 15th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-1013
Contact: Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, [email protected]

NCDC is a community of ministry support that provides leadership, education, resources and advocacy to Catholic organizations to empower them to advance their Gospel missions, engage and inspire others, creating partnerships of care and sustainability to better our world.

U.S. Catholic Mission Association
415 Michigan Ave NE, Suite 102
Washington, DC 20017-1102
Contact: Dr. Donald McCrabb, D.Min, Executive Director, [email protected]

The U.S. Catholic Mission Association is a national alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to world mission, both foreign and domestic. We envision a Church on fire with mission – compelled by the love of Christ to go beyond.


Careers at Catholic Volunteer Network

There are no positions at this time. Please check back again soon!

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network Member Programs and Partners

Portland Coordinator
Quaker Voluntary Service (Portland, OR)

Description: The Atlanta Coordinator reports to the Director of Program and oversees the Quaker Voluntary Service program in Atlanta, GA.

Qualifications: A good working knowledge of Quaker history, thought and practice. A personal history of connecting deeply with young adults from a variety of backgrounds. A commitment to social justice, anti-racism and anti-oppression work. Exceptional skill in managing time and setting personal boundaries. Exceptional relationship skills, including the ability to address conflict and motivate others. Experience organizing and facilitating small group discussions and times of spiritual reflection. Familiarity with nonprofits and social justice organizations in Georgia. Administrative skills for managing budgets, organizing events, and keeping records. Passion for the vision and mission of Quaker Voluntary Service.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Live-In Assistant
L'Arche Seattle

Description: The responsibilities of an Assistant include care-giving, helping to create a home environment, building community and being an accompanier to those with disabilities. Assistants are remunerated with room and board and also a stipend. Assistants are often surprised by the new horizons that open up for them through the depth of their experiences and by the way that the people at the heart of a L'Arche community touch their lives. Often their experiences inspire them to find what is truly life-giving by discovering in themselves new gifts through which they develop a clearer sense of direction for the future.

Qualifications: As a candidate for probationary membership, one is not required to have any previous experience with people with a developmental disability or community living. Indeed for many, L’Arche is their first experience of both.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Web and Digital Content Coordinator
KNOM Radio Mission (Nome, AK)

Description: The Web & Digital Content Coordinator furthers the KNOM mission by maintaining daily operations of digital content, infrastructure, and online branding as an extension of the radio signal.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience with WordPress or similar content management systems (admin experience preferred). Experience with social media clients and platforms. Fluency with digital technologies, current trends, current state and culture of online media. Intermediate-or-higher proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Lightroom & Photoshop) preferred. Familiarity with HTML, CSS required; experience with PHP and/or JavaScript a plus. Experience managing Google Analytics, G-Suite, Dropbox, Slack, & Microsoft Office. Detail-oriented and sharp acuity a must for writing, proofreading, photography & design. Experience with news writing for web. Familiarity with culture, history, and lifestyles of rural Alaska and the sub- Arctic preferred. Prior broadcasting experience preferred. Willingness to travel to rural, isolated Alaska communities.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Christ House (Washington, D.C.)

Description: At Christ House, the medically vulnerable men experiencing homelessness who come to us as they heal are not just our clients. When they are in our care, they are our neighbors and our community members. We opened our doors in 1985 as the first medical respite facility for sick, homeless patients in the country and are still the only such medical respite program for men experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. Since that time, we have remained on the cutting edge of conversation around radical hospitality, inclusion, and healing. You will have no typical day here. Christ House is seeking a chaplain to join our staff team. This position is responsible for providing pastoral care and building helping relationships with patients and staff to encourage a holistic, healing community.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s required, Master’s and Seminary training preferred. 3-5 Years in pastoral care of hospital chaplaincy preferred, other relevant experience considered. Skilled in counseling and motivational interviewing. Previous experience working with marginalized communities or people experiencing homelessness. Flexibility and creativity enhanced by self-directive and teamwork skills.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Internship Opportunities

Catholic Volunteer Network offers internship opportunities to students to complement and enhance their learning objectives while obtaining practical experience in a professional office setting. The intern in this role may be eligible to earn academic credit; requirements for supervision or evaluation should be discussed at the time of interview. Travel stipends will be provided.

Catholic Volunteer Network - Internship Opportunities

Students in the Washington, DC area are invited to apply for our internship opportunities! Students with coursework in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Religious Studies/Theology, or other related fields will gain valuable experience helping to working as an integral part of the Catholic Volunteer Network National Office team. The CVN staff works with students to design internships that maximize each one's interests, talents, and learning objectives. We offer flexible time commitments throughout the year and pay a stipend whenever possible.

Past interns have worked on projects such as:

Marketing: social media, graphic design, publication editing, writing of original content for newsletters and blogs.

Promotions: assisted with the coordination of mailings and promotional campaigns.
Event planning: assisted in the logistics for national conferences and workshops, local events, and alumni gatherings.

Development/Fundraising: donor research, grant writing, and fundraising campaigns.
Much more!

For more information about CVN's internship opportunities, please click here. 

Short-Term or Summer Volunteers: Handled on a case-by-case basis. For short-term positions, please contact at least one month prior to service.

For more information about internships at Catholic Volunteer Network, please contact Katie Mulembe at [email protected].


This Job Board is reserved for paid positions within Catholic Volunteer Network and our member programs only. In addition to this service, we also have a weekly Job Bank email that we send to over 2,000 volunteer alumni. The Job Bank includes these positions, along with others in the fields of social services, non-profit, church ministry, development, and national service. To learn more about the opportunity to advertise your positions with us, please contact Mike McCormick at [email protected]. Volunteers and alumni who wish to register to receive this weekly job bank can do so by clicking here.


Advertising with Catholic Volunteer Network is an efficient way to reach thousands of individuals interested in faith-based service and social justice. A variety of sizes and placements are available.

CVN offers both print and web advertising options to those who are interested in connecting with our community. We are now accepting reservations for both print and digital ads to run throughout 2020. Download our 2020 Media Kit here. Please also feel free to contact us to learn about available ad opportunities, our audience, distribution, and production information.

Website advertising

Website ad sizes and rates listed below are valid through 2020.

To reserve an ad on our current website, contact Katie Mulembe at [email protected]

Dimensions 1 month 3 months 6 months 9 months 12 months
Web size A
Lower banner
728 px wide x
90 px high
$375 $975 $1,800 $2,600 $3,100
Web size B
300 px wide x
300 px high
$275 $775 $1,250 $1,700 $2,050


Print advertising in RESPONSE 2021

We are now accepting reservations for RESPONSE 2021 print advertisements. Inclusion in RESPONSE is an excellent way to connect with our audience of thousands of individuals seeking to live out their faith through service. The following ad sizes are available:

  • Full Page (Bleed: 8.625 x 11.125 in, Non-bleed: 7.375 x 9.5 in)
    • B/W: $1,750
    • Color: $1,950
  • 1/2 Page (Horizontal: 7.375 x 4.75 in, Vertical: 3.5 x 9.5 in)
    • B/W: $1,150
    • Color: $1,450
  • 1/3 Page (Horizontal: 7.375 x 3.167 in, Vertical not available)
    • B/W: $900  (color not available)
  • 1/4 Page (Horizontal: 7.375 x 2.375 in, Vertical: 3.5 x 4.75 in)
    • B/W: $750 (color not available)

Deadline for print ad reservations is May 15, 2020. Artwork and payment are due May 22, 2020. To place your reservation or learn more about mechanical requirements and distribution, please download our 2020 Media Kit.

Graduate Partners Program

Every year, thousands of people engage in one of our life-changing service experiences. A significant portion of our volunteers leave the experience wanting to do more in the field they served in. Our surveys reveal that after their volunteer experience, 1 in 5 long-term volunteers plan to attend graduate school, many in programs such as social work, education. and theology/ministry.

Our Graduate School Partnerships provide the opportunity for grad programs to share information with these prospective students through a special Partners feature in our 2021 RESPONSE directory, listing on our graduate school opportunities page on our website, and through an email outreach to our network of former volunteers. Here are the benefits for each partnership level.

To take advantage of these opportunities, please complete the reservation form. Grad Partnerships are available year-round, but the deadline for inclusion on the RESPONSE 2021 Partners page is Friday, May 1st.

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