Workshops/Webinars

For nearly 50 years, Catholic Volunteer Network has served as the premier resource for both long-established and newly-formed volunteer programs. We currently offer training opportunities to our member programs in the form of our National Conference, Formation Workshop, and Webinar Series.

Formation Workshop

The Formation Workshop is for those new to the world of full-time volunteering. Whether you are considering starting a new program or are a new staff member of an existing program, the Formation Workshop is an opportunity for you to become immersed in the logistics of full-time volunteer programs. Long-time program directors take participants through the process of starting a program and all the components of operating a successful program from orientation through the completion of the volunteer's service year.

Topics covered:

  • Recruiting, Screening, and Interviewing
  • Orientation and Retreat Planning
  • Managing Placement Sites
  • Fostering Intential Community Living
  • Budgeting, Financial Management, and Fundraising
  • Setting Up a Board of Directors and/or Advisory Board
  • Collaborating with Other Programs
  • International Placements
  • Re-Entry and Post-Service Support 
Upcoming Formation Workshop:
 
March 2 - 4, 2017
Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center
Chicago, IL
 
 
Registrations must be mailed or faxed to the CVN office. Deadline is February 10th. If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact:  
 
Sarah Hammel
Membership Coordinator
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:
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Show, Don't Tell: Creating an Engaging Online Presence

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
2:00 PM Eastern

Your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest... how do you find enough time to keep up? This webinar will discuss the importance of implementing an online strategy, creating content to engage your audiences, and balancing your efforts among different online platforms including your website, email marketing, and social media.
 
This session will be facilitated by Elizabeth MacNeal, Communication Specialist at Mercy Volunteer Corps. Elizabeth was also a workshop facilitator at the 2016 CVN National Conference in Los Angeles! 
 
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CVN 101 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 
2:00 PM Eastern
 
This hour long orientation will walk you through all the benefits of CVN membership including a special focus on making the most of the resources available through our website. It is a great way to ensure that you are making full use of your CVN membership to promote and strengthen your volunteer program.
 
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Members, please feel free to browse all past webinars here.