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

Development Manager or Consultant

Catholic Volunteer Network (Takoma Park, in search of a Development Manager or Consultant thelp envision and lead CVN’s development strategies during a time of organizational transition and discernment.  We are seeking an experienced 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 direction.  The employment status (regular or consultant) and duties will be determined in collaboration with the successful candidate.  For more information, please see the full job description

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to: Yonce Shelton, Executive Director, at [email protected] with “Development Manager/Consultant” in the title.  We strongly encourage you to apply by Oct. 9, 2020 to ensure consideration for this position. No phone calls please.  

Digital Outreach Associate

Catholic Volunteer Network is now accepting applications for a part-time Digital Outreach Associate. As an integral member of the Catholic Volunteer Network Recruitment Team, the Digital Outreach Associate will bring creativity, strategy, and innovation to our volunteer recruitment efforts. Through various online channels, this individual will grow our engagement with prospective volunteers, CVN member programs, and service partners, including our campus partners. The main goal of this role is to increase awareness about faith-based service opportunities to a broader, more diverse audience. 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. For a full job description, please click here.

Those interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to: Mike McCormick, [email protected]. 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

St. Joseph Worker Program (New York, NY)

Description: We currently have an immediate opening for a full time Co-Director of St. Joseph Worker Program to provide an atmosphere of welcome and hospitality for all who enter the St Joseph Program for a year of service. He/she assists in the screening, selection and evaluation of candidates for the St. Joseph Worker Program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Service, Volunteer Administration, Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field. Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in community or pastoral work. Knowledge of social justice, community organizing, and the CSJ mission and ministry. Full time volunteer experience preferred. Working knowledge of computers and software. Two years’ experience interviewing and evaluation candidates.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Digital Outreach Associate (16 hours/week, working remotely)
Acts of the Apostles

Description: As an integral member of the Acts of the Apostles Volunteer Recruitment Team, the Digital Outreach Associate will bring creativity, strategy, and innovation to our volunteer outreach efforts. Through various online channels, social media campaigns and personal contact this individual will grow our engagement with prospective volunteers. Communication with campus ministers and volunteer site coordinators as well as coordination with our Volunteer Director is key. The main goal of this role is to increase awareness about faith based service opportunities with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart, attracting a broader, more diverse audience.

This is a part-time, short-term position running September through November 2020. Interested applicants should contact Sr. Maureen Martin, ASCJ at [email protected]

Program Coordinator
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps (Baltimore, MD)

Description: The Notre Dame Mission Volunteers National Office, which supports the work of NDMV teams around the world, is hiring a Program Coordinator. In the US, NDMV’s flagship program, Notre Dame – AmeriCorps (NDA) facilitates the service of over 520 AmeriCorps members in 20 teams across the country. Notre Dame – International (NDI) relates to the work of our volunteers overseas, who serve alongside the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founders of NDMV, to expand access to education worldwide.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Prior experience with a domestic or international service program (e.g. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, etc.) preferred. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Demonstrated enthusiasm for learning. Demonstrated commitment to community service, education, and partnership.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Full-Time Coordinator
Vincentian Mision Corps (San Francisco, CA)

Description: The Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, program management, marketing, formation, setting up and monitoring the annual budget, working with service placement sites and site supervisors/staff, securing/maintaining housing for volunteers, communicating and supporting volunteers with community support persons.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of work experience; believes in and is able to articulate the mission of the Vincentian Family; volunteer experience preferred; able to take initiative; excellent verbal and written communication skills; independent judgment; organizational skills; commitment to self-care; Christian values; practicing Catholic; knowledge of Vincentian Charism; able to meet the public and work as a team member.

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.

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

Print ads for our RESPONSE directory are accepted January-May every year. For more information about these opportunities, please contact [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.