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.
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 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 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.
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
Catholic Volunteer Network (Takoma Park, Md.) is in search of a Development Manager to help envision and lead CVN’s development strategies during a time of organizational transition and discernment. We are seeking a development professional who can help us understand and pursue opportunities allowing our mission and programming to be increasingly informed by a commitment to social justice, racial justice, and equity.
The ideal candidate will bring creativity and excitement about new opportunities. He/she will be able to quickly understand organizational needs and industry trends and offer strategic input. For full information see: Dev Manager JD Jan 2021 PDF
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Yonce Shelton, Executive Director, at [email protected] with “Development Manager” in the title. We strongly encourage you to apply by Jan. 20, 2021 to ensure consideration for this position. No phone calls please.
Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. As the leading membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs, we support and enhance the work of our members through volunteer recruitment, training and resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy. Through service rooted in faith, all will know the opportunity to impact the world and be transformed.
As part of CVN’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.
Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network Member Programs and Partners
Lasallian Volunteers of the De La Salle Christian Brothers
Description: The recruitment coordinator for Lasallian Volunteers, working as a team member, has responsibility for assisting in all programmatic efforts. The recruitment coordinator’s primary responsibility is to organize, manage, support and act as the key contact person for all areas of recruitment.
Qualifications: Previous recruitment experience beneficial, but not required; Previous long-term volunteer experience; Ability to work both independently and as part of the Lasallian Volunteers team; Exemplary written and verbal communication skills; Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills; Willingness to participate in Lasallian formation programs; Experience in social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); Experience using Canva, Spark, Photoshop or similar for social media content creation; Experience using WordPress beneficial, but not required.
For more information about this position, please click here.
Service Team Leader
L'Arche Greater Washington, DC
Description: L'Arche Greater Washington DC seeks a leader with compassion and flexibility, who will empower and support the growth of a team, and each team member. The Service Team Leader (STL) position based in Adams Morgan, DC collaborates with a Home Life Leader in each of the two DC homes to reveal the gifts of core people and assistants. Applicants should apply by Friday July 3rd, by submitting a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
For more information about this position, please click here.
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.
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 Yonce Shelton, [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 Jocelyn Sideco, [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 ad sizes and rates listed below are valid through 2020.
To reserve an ad on our current website, contact Sarah Hamme, [email protected]
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Print advertising in RESPONSE
Print ads for our RESPONSE directory are accepted January-May every year. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Sarah, [email protected]
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.