Program Formation Workshop | April 12-14, 2018

Since 1963, Catholic Volunteer Network has been a resource for those involved in faith-based service and lay mission. This three-day workshop will equip new volunteer program staff members and programs in the early formation stages with the  tools necessary to start and run a successful and sustainable volunteer program. 


Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center | 513 Fullerton Parkway | Chicago, IL 60614

Topics Covered: 

Volunteer Recruiting, Screening, and Interviewing | Orientation and Retreat Models | Placement Site Issues | Setting Up a Board of Directors and/or Advisory Board | Collaboration with Other Programs | International Placement Considerations| Building Intentional Communities | Exploration of the Pillars of Faith-Based Service | Financial Management and Fundraising | Embracing Diversity | Re-Entry & Post-Service Programming | Utilizing Catholic Volunteer Network Resources

Your workshop fee includes dozens of digital resources, worksheets, and articles that can be used with your volunteer community, as well as samples of materials such as volunteer applications and program handbooks.

Register Today!

Click here to download the workshop brochure and registration form.

Questions? Contact Sarah Hammel, Membership Coordinator at or via phone at 800-543-5046 ext. 11.


Webinar Series

Our webinar series provides member program staff with additional opportunities to come together and learn more about a topic of interest to faith-based volunteer programs. Through our webinar technology, members can participate in interactive training sessions without having to travel or pay registration fees. 

Past webinar topics include succession planning, immigration requirements for international volunteers, effective campus recruitment strategies, volunteer spirituality, and more. Catholic Volunteer Network also conducts biannual "Catholic Volunteer Network 101" sessions to orient new staff members to the full range of membership benefits.

Upcoming Webinars:

New webinars will be coming soon. Thanks for checking! 

Members, please feel free to browse all past webinars here.