Do you have the spirit to serve? Catholic Relief Services would like to help you put your faith into action and create a better world.
Feeding a World: Farmer-to-Farmer Program
Quite simply, the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program feeds people all across the world. The F2F Program promotes sustainable economic growth, food security and agricultural development. Volunteers work with farmers, producer groups and rural businesses to develop the local capacity necessary to increase food production and rural incomes, expand economic growth and address environmental and natural resource management challenges.
You don't necessarily have to be a farmer to help out. Here are the answers to the most common questions we get.
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.
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.
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.