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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

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

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network Member Programs and Partners

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.

Chaplain
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.

International Education Fellowship
Amigos de Jesús (Honduras)

Description: Have you finished a year or two of service abroad and are wondering what’s next? Would you like to turn your service experience into continued professional growth in Honduras? Amigos de Jesús is excited to offer an educational leadership opportunity. We are recruiting Fellows who desire to make a 2-year commitment to serve alongside other young professionals in education and leadership roles. Fellows will join our dynamic, multicultural school team as classroom teachers, resource teachers, administrators and mentors to other teachers. The Amigos de Jesús Bilingual School is a pre-K through grade 9 school located in rural Honduras serving the orphaned and abandoned children of the Amigos de Jesús home for children as well as neighboring children from the low-income communities surrounding our home. Fellows will teach in English, though the primary language of the school staff, students and families is Spanish.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree or higher; Application and interview process; 2 year commitment (option to renew); Native or near-native proficiency in English; Openness to serving in a Catholic, faith-based organization; Intermediate or better Spanish; Cultural humility; An openness to learning from others; A desire to work as part of a team in an organization dedicated to serving Honduras through education and care of vulnerable children; 2 years post-college full-time professional/volunteer experience. One in an international (preferably developing world) setting. One in education (this can be the same year). A Masters degree in education or a related field can be substituted for one year of experience.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Training Coordinator
L'Arche Greater Washington, D.C.

Description: Are you motivated be being organized, creating lists, and accomplishing tasks? Do you thrive when supporting others to develop their skills and achieve professional goals? Do you want to share in the mission of L’Arche through innovative learning and training? If so, apply to L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. to be our next Training Coordinator.

L’Arche GWDC provides homes, residential services, and places of belonging for adults who have intellectual disabilities in the context of a Christian community. The Training Coordinator is responsible for analyzing and evaluating trainings, developing robust and flexible curriculum, and as appropriate delivering courses. The training coordinator is responsible for maintaining records for all required training needs and following the regulations, policies and procedures of L’Arche, and Washington DC and Virginia governing bodies. *Applicants seeking full-time positions can considering applying to be a part-time Assistant.

Qualifications: Motivated by the Mission of L’Arche, and ability to call others to their role in the Mission of L’Arche. Desire to learn from people with disabilities and their care providers. Ability to develop trainings and processes to further the mission of L’Arche. Highly organized, responsive, and able to follow through with projects independently. Experience in L’Arche, or other similar community or service provider. Experience with online record management.

For more information about this position, please contact [email protected].

Home Life Leader
L'Arche Greater Washington, D.C.

Description: To lead a group of household members in creating a loving, trusting home life that is at the heart of community life. Guide every member in deepening their membership commitment, in doing so through prayer and trust in God.

Qualifications: Rooted in prayer and trust in God. Grounded and growing in a system of beliefs and values that are consistent with the beliefs and values of L’Arche as expressed in the L’Arche Identity and Mission Statement and Charter. Living Daily Life Membership with integrity. Leadership skills including; holding others accountable, delegation, mediation and accompaniment. Leading the home and community in being a place of welcome. Willing and able to lead with core people. Willing and able to trust others and to entrust to others. A desire and willingness to learn and grow. Stable psychologically. Organizes time well such that the priorities of the whole are valued. Willingness to remain in the role for 2 years or more.

For more information about this position, please click here.

L’Arche Assistant (Caregiver and Friend)
L'Arche USA (Nationwide)

Description: Experiencing poverty, prejudice and social isolation, Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are among the most vulnerable in our country. Assistants help make our intentional community a place of belonging and acceptance for everyone. They have tangible responsibilities like household chores, medication dispensing and personal care assistance. Equally important, however, is their willingness to receive from core members (those with IDD) to form authentic relationships of mutual support.

Qualifications: Interest in living in a faith community and exploring your personal spirituality; Desire to work with individuals with disabilities; Creativity, flexibility, attention to detail and ability to organize time; Verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work as part of a team; Valid driver’s license required by most communities; May be required to assist Core Members in attending religious services of their choosing.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Program Coordinator
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (Portland, OR)

Description: JVC Northwest is hiring a Program Coordinator (PC) to begin April 2020. This position is one of six full-time Program Coordinator positions based in Milwaukie, OR, in the Portland Metro Area, and is highly collaborative and involves significant travel. Program Coordinators support and challenge 20-25 full-time Jesuit Volunteers (JV)/AmeriCorps members living in intentional communities and serving with people who are on the margins of society. Program Coordinators must be committed to inclusion and equity in order to better serve our richly diverse JV/AmeriCorps members and local communities. This position requires at least one year post-graduate experience in social activism, pastoral ministry and/or counseling, spiritual growth development, community building, resident assistance, and/or work with diverse peoples.

For more information, please click here.

AmeriCorps Program Assistant
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (Portland, OR)

Description: JVC Northwest is hiring a full-time, 40 hours/week AmeriCorps Program Assistant (AmeriCorps Asst). This person will support the AmeriCorps Program Manager with duties related to the smooth administration of the JVC Northwest AmeriCorps program of 142 members, living in 24 communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. This position provides a great opportunity for individuals who want to gain experience in contributing to a successful national service program. The AmeriCorps Program Assistant will take a lead role in ensuring quality data collection and member file maintenance as well as promoting AmeriCorps identity among JV AmeriCorps members and partner sites through strong use of social media.

For more information, please click here.

Recruitment Manager
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (Portland, OR)

Description: JESUIT VOLUNTEER CORPS (JVC) NORTHWEST, Portland, Ore, is hiring a full-time Recruitment Manager (RM). The successful candidate will work to build relationships with and recruit prospective Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) and recruitment partners throughout the U.S. to find individuals interested in providing values-driven service with one of our more than 100 inspiring partner agencies across the Northwest. This will include effective planning, programming, communications, and field-recruiting.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least two years of nonprofit or similar organizational experience in recruitment, sales & marketing, and/or communications. The primary requirement for this position is someone who is able to easily engage with recent college graduates, build relationships with partners, and to be able to effectively promote our program and attract new volunteers.

For more information, please click here.

Development Coordinator
Amate House (Chicago, IL)

Description: The Amate House Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the critical development and communications needs of Amate House. The development coordinator will work in conjunction with the executive director and the board of directors to successfully execute a fundraising, communications, and public relations marketing plan for Amate House in order to raise $450,000.00 annually from individual donors, grants, special events, and other means to support Amate House.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required; additional education and training a plus. Post-graduate service experience preferred. Two or more years of fundraising experience. Strong organizational and time management skills. Detailed oriented. Demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills. Excellent written and oral communications.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Program Coordinator
Lutheran Volunteer Corps (Washington, DC)

Description: Service-year program coordinator for the National Office and East Region; high-initiative customer service and outreach professional and relationship builder; enthusiastic champion. This position supports the Program Director in administering the national program, with specific coordination of activities in the East region. Apply here.

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

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
Homepage
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 1, 2020. Artwork and payment are due May 15, 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.