Jesuit Volunteer Corps

General Info
JVC Main Office
801 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-244-1733
Fax: 410-244-1766
Program Contacts
801 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-244-1733
Fax: 410-244-1766
JVC Recruiter
Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
Goal of Program: 
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps engages brave young believers in vital service in marginalized communities, fostering the growth of leaders committed to faith in action. Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) work throughout 48 communities in seven countries by serving the poor directly and by working for structural change. Volunteers live a simple lifestyle in community with other volunteers and seek to develop spiritually in the Ignatian tradition.
Type of Placement: 
JVC offers a very wide range of ministries including teaching, youth ministry and mentoring, homeless advocacy, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, environmental stewardship, legal aid, farm worker outreach, refugee resettlement, elderly outreach, addiction recovery services, nursing, hospice ministry, AIDS services and community organizing.
Service Area: 
Throughout the U.S., as well as Belize, Chile, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Peru, Tanzania.
Service Length: 
Most domestic placements require a commitment of one year, renewable, starting mid-August. South Dakota and international placements require a commitment of two years.
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps encourages applications from candidates of all races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, languages, and physical abilities. The organization requires its volunteers to be unmarried without dependents, between the ages of 21 and 35, and possess a college degree or equivalent work experience.
Financial Arrangement: 
Room and board, medical insurance, stipend. Transportation home provided at the end of term of service. All international travel is provided. Loan deferment or forbearance (if eligible) in all regions.
Living Arrangements: 
Volunteers live in community with other Jesuit Volunteers.
Program Size: 
Approximately 250 volunteers in domestic program and 40 in international service.
Central, group orientation in August, as well as on-site orientation. Additional retreats offered during the year.
Application Deadline: 
First deadline at the end of January, with final placement offers extended at the end of March. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Current Urgent Opportunities

Jesuit Volunteer

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is an intentional, Catholic, full-time service corps that offers young people (ages 21-35) the opportunity to gain a year of professional work development, obtain a formative experience, and find a community for networking and relationship building. Based in four core values—spirituality, simple living, community, and social justice—the Jesuit Volunteer Corps offers women and men an opportunity to put their faith into action by working full-time for justice and peace. The JVC experience opens the minds and hearts of Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) and dares them to change themselves and their communities for the better. After JVs complete their full-time volunteer obligations, they live ever conscious of the struggles faced by those they've met, and they join a network of over 10,000 former volunteers who continue the work of enacting justice in the world. We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 program year, which begins on August 1. Applicants interested in growing in the four values of JVC and gaining a strong foundation of life and career skills should apply. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than July 1. Each year, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) has over 200 placements in 36 U.S. cities Interested applications can apply at or visit our website at!

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