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
228 West Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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
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.
Membership & Development Manager
Description: The Membership and Development Manager will help to recruit, onboard, support member programs. They are responsible for day-to-day engagement with CVN members, catalyzing relationships between them and addressing and resourcing their collective needs. They will manage related systems, processes, and programming, as well as contribute to key projects related to developing additional membership tiers and relating to key stakeholders
To see the position posting, go here: Membership & Development Manager Position March 2023.
Senior Fellows (multiple positions)
Description: The CVN Fellows Program is for professionals (with at least 5 years of experience in the field of faith-based service or equivalent) seeking to deepen the faith-inspired and values-driven mindsets and skills needed to effectively lead organizations and serve communities in contemporary society, while also building lifelong supporting peer and mentoring relationships.
Fellowships are funded, short-term opportunities that are project specific, that can last from 3 to 15 months. They are hyper-focused on building personal and professional managerial and leadership skills that would expand the reach of justice in non-profit organizations.
Fellowships are often designed to support various activities, including:
- Justice: Developing Antiracist Communities of Practice for staff of member programs
- Organizing: Member Organizing and Advocacy
- Digital: App Development and Online Academy
- Development: Data Mining and Research to tell the Faith-Based Service Story, either independent or as part of a larger project
- Managing Change: How Ministry is Management and Management is Ministry
Internship/Apprenticeship/Emerging Leader 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.
Emerging Leader Fellows
The CVN Emerging Leaders Fellows Program is for former volunteers or emerging leaders with a demonstrated commitment to service who are seeking to deepen the faith-inspired and values-driven mindsets and skills needed to effectively lead organizations and serve communities in contemporary society, while also building lifelong supporting peer and mentoring relationships.
Fellowships are funded, short-term opportunities, that can last from 3 to 15 months. A six month minimum commitment is recommended. They are hyper-focused on building a skill-set that would expand the reach of justice in non-profit organizations through program development and outreach.
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, please contact the Leadership Team via this email: [email protected]rnetwork.org
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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 2022 and in our 2023 edition of Response. Please also feel free to contact us to learn about available ad opportunities, our audience, distribution, and production information.
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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 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.