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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
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 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 by January 10, 2019 to ensure consideration for this position. No phone calls please.

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network Member Programs and Partners

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.

Assistant Director
Augustinian Volunteers (Philadelphia, PA)

Description: The Assistant Director of the Augustinian Volunteers collaborates with the Associate Director and Director on a daily basis, forming a team that oversees all operations, development, and decisions for the Augustinian Volunteers. As a member of the Augustinian Volunteer staff, the Assistant Director is committed to ministry as well as the development of young adult spirituality. They are committed to and knowledgeable about service, social justice, and Augustinian values. The Assistant Director's work will focus on social media management, recruitment efforts, and working with the Peru volunteer community.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum one year as a post graduate volunteer preferred. Must have a valid Passport and Driver's License. Spanish fluency preferred. Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills along with strong organizational skills.

For more information about this position, please click here. Cover letters and resumes may be sent to Director Joanna Bowen at [email protected].

Coordinator III
Christian Appalachian Project (Paintsville, 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.

Director of Operations
Christ House (Washington, DC)

Description: Christ House is a medical respite facility in Washington, DC for men experiencing homelessness who have acute medical needs. We provide 24-hour medical care in a residential setting for patients who are too sick to be on the street or in a shelter, but are not sick enough to stay in the hospital.

We are currently seeking a highly competent, mission-driven, full-time Director of Operations to oversee all building-related operations for Christ House and Emmanuel House, including but not limited to: Supervising all custodial functions, maintenance functions, safety and security functions, and overseeing and coordinating all vendor contracts, licenses, and permits related to building operations. The Director of Operations directly supports the overall operation of Christ House, including administrative on-call coverage as needed on evenings and weekends. The Director of Operations also provides administrative coverage when the Executive Director is off site or away.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree required. Excellent organizational, project management, and time management skills. A self-starter with an exceptional ability to multitask. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Ability to plan strategically and an ability to be flexible when plans change. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate well with diverse constituents and staff.

For more information about this position, please click here.

AmeriCorps Program Assistant
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVC Northwest)

Description: JESUIT VOLUNTEER CORPS (JVC) NORTHWEST, Portland, OR, is hiring a fulltime, 40 hours/week AmeriCorps Program Assistant (AmeriCorps Asst) to begin in early December. 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 22-28 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 Asst will take a lead role in ensuring quality data collection, member file maintenance as well as promoting AmeriCorps identity among JV AmeriCorps members and partner sites through strong use of social media.

Qualifications: We are seeking a person who communicates effectively with diverse populations; demonstrates ability to work with many details and maintain a system of quality control; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook, is required; (proficiency in WordPress and Constant Contact is a plus) ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment. Office experience of at least one year is desired. Former Jesuit Volunteer, AmeriCorps member or other national service participant preferred. Bachelors degree preferred. Excellent work environment and benefits. JVC Northwest’s generous benefits package includes full medical/dental/optical coverage for the employee, disability and life insurance, and an employer sponsored retirement plan. There are 12 paid holidays, 15 days of vacation, and retreat time.

To apply, email JVC Northwest at [email protected] with “AmeriCorps Program Assistant” in the subject line for job description and application information. Applications will be accepted through November 20, 2018 and on a rolling basis thereafter.

JVC Northwest is committed to continually building a just and equitable workplace in order to work toward our vision of a just and equitable Northwest region. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, JVC Northwest encourages applicants of every race, ethnicity, origin, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, economic status, and veteran status.

Specialist, Volunteer Program
CMMB (New York City)

Description: The Specialist, Volunteer Program will coordinate our sourcing and recruitment efforts for domestic and international volunteer placements in New York, Peru, Haiti, Zambia, Kenya and South Sudan, in collaboration with the Volunteer Program Coordinator and under supervision of the Volunteer Program Manager. The successful candidate will work with existing partners (universities, volunteer organizations, corporations and Catholic health systems), identify new strategic partners to source volunteer talent based on identified demand, and help with the professionalization of the volunteer program’s partner relationships in line with the volunteer program strategy. You will have a critical role, engaging university and Catholic partners through outreach, relationship building, communications and events.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required (public health, international development, political science, humanitarian affairs, nonprofit management, organizational development, project management, or related field). Master’s degree preferred. Self-starter, results-oriented and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Driven by our values and mission and comfortable working for a faith-based organization.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Development Manager (Part-Time)
Comboni Lay Mission Program (Chicago, IL)

Description: We're a Catholic community of lay men and women who live out our faith by walking with the poor of other lands, helping to build a more just and compassionate world. This position is part-time, hourly wage, working out of our La Grange Park, IL office. Very flexible hours. Development, grantwriting, fundraising, outreach. We have a grant to hire a new staff person for 2018 and 2019, with potential with good success for full time or additional years. This person will manage existing and new development efforts for the program, working with existing and new donors, funders, and sources. Goal would be to grow the program financially and in terms of public awareness.

Qualifications: Development background and tech ability preferred, good interpersonal skills and support of our Catholic mission and identity necessary. Good opportunity for a young professional, or perhaps a retired Catholic professional who wants to stay in touch with the international work of the church, and work with a group of young Catholic leaders. Contact the director of the program at [email protected] for a job description and additional details.

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.

Co-director, Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal
Holy Wisdom Monastery (Madison, WI)

Description: Holy Wisdom Monastery, an ecumenical non-profit organization located near Madison, Wisconsin, is looking for two co-directors for shaping its new Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR). Fully funded by a one million dollar grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the ECCSR will offer spiritual renewal to Christian pastors through two annual immersion experiences into the contemplative life of Holy Wisdom Monastery and through developing an ongoing electronic “monastery without walls” for spiritual support of clergy. The shared responsibility of each co-director is to: create and facilitate the immersion experiences program and the electronic monastery without walls; and to develop and implement a sustainability plan for the ECCSR.

Primary responsibility for four of eight additional rotating work portfolios will be allocated according to the gifts, experience, and desire of each co-director. These work portfolios are: recruitment of immersion program participants; annual promotion planning and implementation; coordination and nurturing of volunteers, hospitality; communication with monastery staff and coordination of monastery calendars; relationship building with mission partners for funding; management of Lilly grant budget including submission of program and financial reports; report writing for Lilly Endowment, Inc., ongoing funding purposes, and public communication; developing an evaluation process for the ECCSR programs. Limited travel may be required.

Qualifications: Qualifications of each of the co-directors include familiarity with diverse Christian clergy and congregations and a commitment to the spiritual renewal of both. Successful candidates have backgrounds in spiritual renewal and contemplative or Benedictine spirituality and they are dedicated to their own personal spiritual practice. They each have gifts of effective verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to cultivate collaborative relationships, develop programs, and facilitate large and small groups. Enthusiasm and demonstrated skill for working within a collaborative leadership model is essential. In addition, between them they have skills and experience related to grant writing and management, report writing, fundraising, budget management, program evaluation, social media, long-distance learning, and audio-visual technology. A reflection circle, comprised of five volunteers, will serve as a vision support team for the co-directors. The members of the reflection circle are in the service of the ongoing success and flourishing of the co-directors and the ECCSR.

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!

Short-Term or Summer Volunteers: Handled on a case-by-case basis. Stipend and housing capabilities are limited. 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.


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