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

Recruitment Associate

We are now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Recruitment Associate position!

The Recruitment Associate is a vital part of Catholic Volunteer Network's outreach program. Each year, our recruiters visit dozens of campuses across the United States, connecting with thousands of prospective volunteers, and talking about faith-based service. This is a great opportunity to develop professional skills, travel the country, make new connections, and become a part of the CVN team!

This will be a short-term opportunity running August 2019 through April 2020. The Recruitment Associate is based in our Takoma Park, MD office (just outside of Washington, DC) when not on the road. CVN will provide a $1500/month stipend plus health insurance. Please see the job description by clicking HERE.

As part of Catholic Volunteer Network's commitment to racial justice, equity, and diversity, we strongly encourage people of color and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to racial justice to apply for this position.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mike McCormick at [email protected]. The application deadline is May 24, 2019. No phone calls please.

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network Member Programs and Partners

JV Program Coordinator
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest

Description: JVC Northwest is hiring two Program Coordinators (PC) to begin June 2019. The full-time positions based in Milwaukie, OR, in the Portland Metro Area, are highly collaborative and involve 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. One Program Coordinator will support our JV/AmeriCorps members in Alaska and the other will support our JV/AmeriCorps members in Montana. Program Coordinators must be committed to inclusion and equity in order to better serve our richly diverse JV/AmeriCorps members and local communities. These positions require 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. Organizational skills are important as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We are a faith-based organization with a focus on our core values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree required. Former Jesuit Volunteers or National Service Members preferred. Each Program Coordinator is employed at will. Successful clearance of pre-employment reference checks and criminal history background checks required for final hire. 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.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Community Coordinator
Franciscan Outreach Volunteers

Description: The Community Coordinator is responsible for ensuring a safe, clean, and intentional living environment for our Franciscan Outreach Volunteer community, which resides on-site at the volunteer house. The Coordinator will live in intentional community with 7-10 volunteers. Main areas of responsibility include organizing and facilitating community meetings and activities, mentoring volunteers, retreat planning and execution, and assisting the Volunteer Program Director. This is a live-in, stipend-based position.

Qualifications: Mature, responsible, and socially-committed individual. Applicants should feel confident engaging and mentoring young adults while maintaining professional boundaries. Should feel confident communicating directly, embracing conflict as an opportunity for growth, and assisting volunteers in accepting and navigating conflict. Previous experience in post-grad volunteer program and/or intentional community required. Previous experience working with young adults in a counseling/campus ministry or related role highly preferred. Familiarity with issues of homelessness or experience working in homeless social-services preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. The ability to work independently and as part of a team. The ability to interact verbally with volunteers, staff, guests, and other persons. The ability to obtain a driver’s license.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Facility Director
The Festival Center, Inc.

Description: This position involves working closely with the Executive Director, the Property Manager, and the External Relations Manager of The Festival Center to oversee all property-related activities for our two locations. The Facilities Director will be responsible for preserving the good condition of the infrastructure, managing leases and tenant needs, overseeing renovation projects, and ensuring that the facilities are safe, clean, and well-functioning. They will oversee facility operations and manage staff all while remaining in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. The ideal candidate will be proactive, well-organized, and able to optimize the space and equipment while reducing operating costs. The Facilities Director will report to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Proven experience as facilities manager or relevant position. Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices. Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and leadership skills. Good analytical/critical thinking

For more information about this position, please click here.

Blog Contributor
New Ways Ministry

Description: New Ways Ministry, a national Catholic ministry of justice and education for LGBTQ Catholics and the wider chuch, maintains a daily blog on Catholic LGBTQ news, opinion, and spirituality ( We are seeking part-time blog contributors to develop posts, often based on other published journalistic sources This position is a part-time opportunity, with flexible schedule as long as deadlines are met. Opportunities to contribute posts weekly, twice-weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Contributors can begin employment while attending school or working another job, with opportunities for full-time employment possible.

Qualifications: Excellent writing and reading skills, with proven ability to produce on deadline; familiarity with WordPress; above average web research skills. Journalistic writing experience helpful. Please send resume and sample (500-800 words) of persuasive/argumentative or journalistic writing to [email protected].

For more information about this position, please click here.

Director of Communications
Jesuit Volunteers

Description: The Director of Communications will work with the Leadership Team to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy for JVC that supports goals that include but are not limited to recruitment and admissions of Jesuit Volunteers, cultivation and stewardship of donors and engagement of the former Jesuit Volunteer (FJV) community. Throughout all this work, the Director promotes JVC’s core values—social justice, simple lifestyle, community and spirituality—in all engagement and programming.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, communications, marketing, or a related field. At least 5-8 years work experience, preferably at a non-profit organization, directing and/or managing strategic communications to multiple audiences and stakeholders. Former Jesuit Volunteer strongly preferred. Proven commitment to advancing racial equity.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Director for Youth Programs - Worcester, MA
Assumption Center

Description: The DIRECTOR FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS is entrusted with implementing the mission of the Religious of the Assumption in the service of young people through Assumption Center. The Director works in collaboration with Assumption Center administrators and staff and is accountable to the Director for Mission.

The Director is a full-time employee with competitive salary and benefits. They work out of the Assumption Center in Worcester, MA to direct established youth programs and develop additional programs serving school age and other young people (to age 22) in the Main South and Columbus Park neighborhoods served through the Center.

The Director oversees all Assumption Center youth offerings, including Mentoring, Girls with DREAMS, and others. The Director markets the youth programs to the community. The Director recruits, trains, and supports/supervises numerous volunteer program staff, including post-graduate Assumption (AMA) volunteers, short-term college volunteers, and others. The Director also trains and supports/supervises any hourly paid staff who may be hired for youth program support. The Director maintains and develops Assumption Center’s collaborative relationships with the local community, including neighborhood children and youth, families, St. Peter’s Parish, local colleges, and other organizations, and with formal and informal networks such as friends of the Assumption.

Qualifications: Experience with youth and young adults required (minimum 3 years). College degree in a relevant field: Education, Human Development, Sociology, Psychology, Pastoral Ministry, Divinity, etc. Ability to enter into and foster the Assumption and AMA values of solidarity and service, faith and community in the spirit of St. Marie Eugenie Milleret. Knowledge of Catholic social teaching, awareness of social justice issues, and sensitivity to the roles that laity and religious play in the Church. Commitment to service and openness to other cultures.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator - Denver, CO
Loretto Volunteer Program

Description: The Loretto Community seeks an Assistant Volunteer Coordinator to help establish a Loretto Volunteer community in Denver! Start date is flexible from March though May. Before the volunteers arrive in August, the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator in Denver will help secure housing, communicate with first-time placements, and connect with local Loretto Community Members. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator's primary work is to help planning and implementation of volunteer support and engagement. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator helps to ensure that the program stays consistent with the inclusive, social justice values of the Loretto Community. The Loretto Community is composed of Catholic vowed sisters and lay co-members, who live out the Community's mission to "work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us."

Qualifications: BA or BS degree, experience in social justice work, organizing, social services and/or campus ministry; preferably with experience facilitating discussion; personal commitment to core program values [community, social justice, simple living, spirituality]; familiarity with communal living concepts; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize discretion; strong organizational skills, as well as flexibility and adaptability; ability to work with minimal supervision, to work independently and with others; excellent written and oral communication skills; computer literate (Word, Excel, Power Point}; ability to travel to volunteer placement sites.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Group Admissions Coordinator III
Christian Appalachian Project (Mt. Vernon, KY)

Description: 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. Bachelor’s degree preferred. 5 or more years of successful experience in related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more information about this position, please click here.

Lead Reporter
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!

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.

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.

Click here to download our 2019 Media Kit to learn about available ad opportunities, our audience, distribution, and production information.

Website advertising

Website ad sizes and rates listed below are valid through 2019. Download the media kit linked above to learn more.

To reserve an ad on our current website, contact Erin Roberts 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 2020

We are now accepting reservations for RESPONSE 2020 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, 2019. Artwork and payment are due May 24, 2019. More information about mechanical requirements and distribution are available in our 2019 Media Kit.