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Volunteer Opportunities

Catholic Relief Services does not currently have an overseas volunteer program. If you would like to volunteer with another organization full-time, you may wish to contact Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS) at 1-800-543-5046 or visit its web site at http://www.cnvs.org. CNVS is an excellent resource that helps to connect prospective volunteers or lay missioners with Christian faith-based member volunteer programs who place individuals into full-time service opportunities for periods of time ranging from one week to three years or longer.

CNVS has two great resources, both of which are available through its web site: The Response Directory of Volunteer Opportunities and the Volunteer Profile.

The Response Directory, available online and in hard copy, has information about nearly 200 volunteer programs.

The Volunteer Profile is also very useful. CNVS matches potential volunteers with programs by collecting a variety of information from the interested volunteer into a Volunteer Profile. The Volunteer Profile can be completed on the CVNS web site or by phone. Once completed, CNVS distributes the Volunteer Profile to its member network of volunteer programs. These programs will then compare the individual's experience, education and interests against their program's need. If a match or fit exists, the program will contact the individual directly.

By completing the CNVS Volunteer Profile, you can reach many volunteer programs in a single step.

Volunteering Part-Time

If you are interested in volunteering part-time within your diocese, please contact your local diocesan director.

In addition, there are many ways to get involved with CRS' mission right in your own community. Please visit the Act Now section of our website for more information about getting involved in our programs and activities.

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