June 2014 
Welcome to Catholic Volunteers In Florida
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. Catholic Volunteers work towards justice and peace, transforming the community they serve as well as themselves. 
To apply for our 2015 service year click here.
Closing Retreat 2014!

All volunteers from the class of 2013-2014 gathered together last weekend for the last time this service year, celebrating their amazing efforts in their communities. Graciously hosted by Board Members, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, and the Orlando CVIF communities, our retreat gave volunteers the opportunity to reflect on this past year, and what each CV will take with him or her into their new endeavors.

CVIF's first Executive Director, John Geiger, charged the volunteers to "Get out of the Boat!" as they transition out of their year of service. Bishop John Noonan from the Diocese of Orlando celebrated mass for, and recognized the volunteers at the end of their service. Retreat concluded with a casual Sunday filled with lovenotes, "good-byes" and Welcome Letters to new CVIF's coming at the end of July!

CV Kristen Brahier writes,
"I had an amazing time at the closing retreat for the class of 2014! I am so blessed to have been a part of CVIF!"

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We are still interviewing for our 2015 service year which begins July 27 in Orlando; interested applicants should have a heart for serving in the following positions and populations:
  •  Adults and children with developmental disabilities
  • Social services case manager
  • Advocate for children and teens in the dependency system

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In This Issue
Closing Retreat 2014
Upcoming Events/Dates
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CVIF visits local parish

CVIF Board Member Gerry Glynn, and 2014 Catholic Volunteer Manuel Brockman took to the roads this month and spoke to the congregation at
Our Lady of the Lakes in Deltona.
Many thanks to Father Aquino, and the Diocese of Orlando Mission Co-Op for the opportunity to tell more people about how CVIF is helping communities right in their own backyard!


Upcoming Events/Dates   


July 27-31:  Orientation of the NEW class!
Meet and greet dinner for service sites, alumni (that means you class of 2014!), and friends will be scheduled in the next few weeks...  SAVE THE DATES!  It is a great opportunity to meet the new class and share your wisdom! 


Mentor a new volunteer for the class of 2014-2015!

Email Darcey at ddinh@cvif.org 
Darcey Dinh
 Director, Recruitment/Formation
Catholic Volunteers In Florida