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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
301-422-3777
www.CatholicApostolateCenter.org
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
www.crs.org / www.crossroads.crs.org
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
612-504-2588
www.missiontomission.org
[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
202-637-0470
www.ncdc.org
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
202-832-3112
www.uscatholicmission.org
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.

Employment/Internships

Careers at Catholic Volunteer Network

Development and Communications Coordinator (Part-time)

Catholic Volunteer Network, Takoma Park, Md., is in search of a part time (20 hours/week) Development and Communications Coordinator to support CVN’s development strategies and communication efforts. This role will be critical in helping raise awareness and support for faith-based service opportunities. We are seeking a well-organized, skilled communicator with a passion for service. Bachelor’s degree required. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, experience with social media and graphic design, and the ability to manage CRM software. A strong commitment to social justice, especially racial justice, is desired. For more information, please click here.

This position qualifies for paid time off and participation in a 403b retirement plan.

As part of Catholic Volunteer Network’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a just and representative work and volunteer force, we encourage people of color and individuals with disabilities to apply. Catholic Volunteer Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. We strongly encourage you to apply asap to ensure consideration for this position. No phone calls please.

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network Member Programs and Partners

Program Manager, Ozanam Center for Service Learning
St. Vincent de Paul (Cincinnati) 

Description: St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati’s Ozanam Center for Service Learning fosters communities of compassion, understanding, and justice through the engagement of individuals in service, education, and reflection. SVDP is seeking a mission-driven, action-oriented individual who is passionate about issues of faith, service, and social justice for the role of Ozanam Center Program Manager.

The Program Manager is responsible for leading a team to create, plan and facilitate service immersion retreats and workshops. The Program Manager collaborates with SVDP staff, community partners and volunteers to inspire participants through transformative service learning experiences. The Program Manager cultivates existing relationships and works to build new relationships with local schools, parishes, universities and professional and faith-based groups. The Program Manager is a full-time position, with full benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Work weeks vary seasonally and include night/weekend work, including flexibility in work schedule.

Qualifications: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience—preferably in field of service learning, human services, nonprofit leadership, volunteer coordination or faith and social justice-related field. Excellent administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills required. An ability to communicate well orally and in writing; the ability to effectively relate to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds in person and in group settings is essential. A desire and proven ability to lead a dynamic and cooperative team is necessary. Prior supervisory experience a plus. Applicants must be VIRTUS certified or achieve VIRTUS certification prior to start date. A working knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and an openness to fostering the spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul is desired.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator - Washington, D.C.
Loretto Volunteer Program

Description: The Loretto Community seeks an Assistant Volunteer Coordinator based in Washington, D.C. The position is available as soon as possible. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator's primary work is to help planning and implementation of volunteer support and engagement. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator helps to ensure that the program stays consistent with the inclusive, social justice values of the Loretto Community. The Loretto Community is composed of Catholic vowed sisters and lay co-members, who live out the Community's mission to "work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us."

Qualifications: BA or BS degree, experience in social justice work, organizing, social services and/or campus ministry; preferably with experience facilitating discussion; personal commitment to core program values [community, social justice, simple living, spirituality]; familiarity with communal living concepts; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize discretion; strong organizational skills, as well as flexibility and adaptability; ability to work with minimal supervision, to work independently and with others; excellent written and oral communication skills; computer literate (Word, Excel, Power Point}; ability to travel to volunteer placement sites.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Major Gift Officer
Maryknoll Lay Missioners (Maryknoll, NY)

Description: Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work with poor communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. Our dynamic, fast-paced Mission Advancement (Development) Department is responsible for raising funds to meet the local and global financial needs of our organization in order to carry out the MKLM mission effectively and efficiently.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, relationship building and negotiation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to lead and motive others. Understanding of the needs and interests of major donors in order to strengthen the relationship between donor and MKLM. Knowledge and interest in international affairs and humanitarian issues. Ability to analyze and synthesize complex and sensitive material, and to present appropriate, well-informed messages to donors. Ability to write a range of correspondence from formal business letters to donor-focused thank you notes.

For more information about this position, please click here.

In-Country Director (ICD)
Bilingual Education for Central America

Description: BECA recruits, trains, and supports recent college graduates and other adult volunteers to teach in our network of Honduran bilingual schools. Currently, BECA’s teaching team provide high-quality instruction to more than 600 students at our three partner schools in financially disadvantaged communities in northern Honduras.

BECA’s In-Country Director (ICD) provides on-the-ground leadership for BECA’s teaching team and acts as the primary liaison between BECA and our local partners. He or she is responsible for supporting our volunteer teachers, managing our on-the-ground leadership at each school, and collaborating with the Honduran School Directors and staff in order to facilitate the efficient, coordinated, and mission-driven operations of our three school and community programs. Moreover, the ICD is responsible for seeking out, developing, and stewarding relationships with organizations and individuals who share BECA’s mission and may provide opportunities for collaboration – requiring comfort with public speaking in both English and Spanish.

Qualifications: A commitment to BECA’s mission and a dedication to social justice; No fewer than 3 years in nonprofit management, community development, and/or education administration, including two or more years of supervision experience; Advanced level of Spanish and English (near-fluent to native fluency in both); Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural management skills (experience living in Latin America is preferred); Ability to independently manage a large team and solve problems; Capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; Teaching experience or working in a multicultural education setting a plus; Willingness to operate in a low-resource environment under challenging living conditions; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

For more information about this position, including qualifications, please click here.

On-Site Director
Finca del Niño / Farm of the Child (Trujillo, Colón, Honduras)

Description: The role of the Director is to oversee and strengthen all day-to-day operations of Finca del Nino, including education (primary and secondary school), maintenance, social work, the clinic, family life (within the children’s homes), transitional programs towards independent living, spiritual life, security and the volunteer missionary program. A successful candidate will live at Finca del Niño, be an experienced human services administrator or have prior experience in social work as well as organizational management, change/growth, be a practicing Christian, have lived in Latin America or within a Latino culture, and be fully fluent in Spanish (English proficiency heavily preferred).

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, or other child welfare-related field (or equivalent experience). 5+ years professional experience supervising teams working with children or youth having experienced trauma and a sound understanding of best practices in residential care of children or youth. Understanding of Child Development, Trauma Informed Care, Developmentally Appropriate Practice and utilization of clinical treatment models, such as Cognitive, Cognitive Behavioral, and Psychotherapy. Experience working with vulnerable children. Catholic or Christian.

For more information about this position, including qualifications, please click here.

Coordinator III
Christian Appalachian Project (Mt. Vernon, KY)

Description: If you are looking to build hope, transform lives, and share Christ love through service, we have the job for you! This position will be the first point of contact for mission groups, including colleges, churches, and businesses, who are interested in serving as a group, and will communicate internally as to placement. Additionally, this person will assist with hosting groups, which may include preparing meals or giving presentations to large groups. Organization, communication, and technical skills are key requirements for this position groups.

Qualifications: Associates Degree in related field. Associates Degree in related field. Bachelor's preferred. 5 or more years of successful experience in a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Recruitment and Placement Assistant
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (Baltimore, MD)

Description: Serving as a member of both the Admissions and Recruitment teams, the Recruitment and Placement Assistant supports the effort to recruit, screen, and place incoming Jesuit Volunteers each year. The Recruitment and Placement Assistant is responsible for meeting goals identified by their managers in the context of both recruiting and screening & placement.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Experience working with young adults. Familiarity with JVC and commitment to overall mission. Experience with database management. Good interpersonal skills and comfort with various constituencies. Ability to multi-task and work both individually and as part of a team. Flexible, ability to adjust to changing circumstances. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Familiarity with Roman Catholic Theology, particularly in the areas of service and justice. Personal experience and comfort with Ignatian Spirituality.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Multiple Openings
KNOM Radio Mission (Nome, AK)

Description: KNOM Radio Mission in Nome, Alaska, the oldest Catholic radio station in the United States, is hiring for the following positions!

News Director: KNOM Radio in Nome, Alaska, is hiring for a full-time News Director to coordinate all KNOM AM & FM news programming and content, ensuring all programs are consistent with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations as well as KNOM's mission. The News Director is the supervisor to the lead reporter and all volunteer fellows. A bachelor's degree is required. The position is open until filled. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

Lead Reporter: KNOM Radio in Nome, Alaska, is hiring for a full-time Lead Reporter to serve as KNOM's primary journalist for Western Alaska and to anchor daily and weekly newscasts on KNOM AM & FM. The Lead Reporter assists the News Director in training and coaching KNOM volunteer fellows. A bachelor's degree is required. The position is open until filled. For more information and details on how to apply, 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

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.

2018 Ad Brochure edits to learn about our audience, distribution, and production information.

Website advertising

Website ad sizes and rates listed below are valid through 2018. Download the media kit linked above to learn more.

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
Homepage
300 px wide x
300 px high
$275 $775 $1,250 $1,700 $2,050

 

Print advertising in RESPONSE 2020

Reservations for advertisements in RESPONSE 2020 will be available in January 2019. We are no longer accepting ad reservations for the 2019 edition.