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            June 2015
Five Ways a Year of Service Will Change Your Life

Personal growth 
Volunteering means being flexible and taking on tasks you never expected. These experiences will highlight your hidden talents and may even bring out interests you never knew you had! 

Service with support 
Serving a community in great need  can take its toll on a volunteer's emotional state. H aving CVIF guide you through the stages of a service year through quarterly retreats is vital to getting the most out of your experience.

Professional experience
Often, CVs are placed with organizations that rely heavily on them throughout the year. This gives the volunteer an opportunity to shine in their areas of expertise and brush up on skills they can promote on their resume when the year is over.

Lifelong connections
Volunteers have an opportunity to bond with each other through monthly activities and are given opportunities to network during quarterly retreats. Meeting with other like-minded individuals in this embracing environment allows CVs to build their professional network and make lifelong friendships along the way.


Nothing feels better than knowing your presence has made a difference in a community. All of our past volunteers would agree that during their year of service they were blessed in more ways than they ever expected. 


Join us as we congratulate our volunteers on the many accomplishments and successes they have had recently!

Current volunteers Julia Morgan and Dominique Griffin have been accepted to  participate in a post-service program hosted by the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business in collaboration with The Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns. In August, they will explore the skills they've developed during their service year, learn to translate those skills into the perfect resume, and discover the personal-professional branding opportunities they've created during their time with Catholic Volunteers in Florida. We are so proud of our volunteers as they prepare for the next stage of their lives and look forward to celebrating their continued success.

Alex Diaz and Cory Casanova recently celebrated their first year of marriage by renewing their vows surrounded by their new community of family and friends in the small mountain village of La Cueva. The mass was celebrated by Father Fred Ruse who has been a mentor for them during their service year in the Dominican Republic. 


The priority deadline for the 2015 - 2016 service year is July 15. 

Visit us online at  and find out how you can "become who you are" through a life-changing year of service with Catholic Volunteers in Florida.

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Priority Deadline
  July 15

Open Enrollment for New Community Impact Positions

Positions Available:

Community Outreach 

Advocacy & 
Public Policy

Rural & Farmworker Health

*Bilingual and community experience a plus*



Catholic Volunteers in Florida is dedicated to providing people of all faiths the opportunity to volunteer for a year and live out their faith by serving the diverse needs of the people of Florida and the Dominican Republic. 

Catholic Volunteers work toward justice and peace, transforming the community they serve as well as themselves.


* Free Housing

* Health Insurance

* Monthly Stipend


* Quarterly Retreats to promote personal & professional growth 


The 2015 - 2016 year starts with orientation retreat the last week of July in Orlando, Florida

Apply Here


Current Volunteers

June 8
Dashay Johnson

CV Alumni

June 9 
Jenna Gmeinder  

June 12
Kieran   Bulger

June 20
Kristen Brahier

June 22
Kate Schulte


Closing Retreat
June 26 - 28
Orlando, Florida

Application Deadline
July 15, 2015


Some give by serving,  
while others serve by giving

Click here to  make a donation online

donate by check made payable to:


Catholic Volunteers in Florida

PO Box 536476

Orlando, FL 32853-6476

Vanessa Hornedo, Recruitment & Communications Coordinator
Catholic Volunteers In Florida
407.454.3758 /