Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)

Goal of Program

Jesuit Volunteer Corps places young leaders in roles providing vital service for 1-2 years with an organization serving marginalized communities in the US. Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) live in intentional community with other JVs, build deep relationships, and gain valuable professional experience. JVC strives to foster personal growth of leaders committed to faith in action. Through one or two years of service, JVC is rooted in four core values of the Jesuit tradition: spirituality, simple living, community, and social justice. JVC incorporates five programmatic retreats and structured mentorship from both local and national staff. This formation equips JVs with a set of leadership tools, access to over 11,000 alumni, and the resources to practice foundational values that will help them build a more just and hopeful world.

Type of Placement

JVC offers a wide range of placement types, most of which typically fall into the following categories; addiction recovery, children and youth services, community development, developmental/physical disabilities, education, employment, environmental stewardship, healthcare services, housing development and social services, hunger relief, immigration and refugee services, legal services, ministry, shelter and transitional housing, and women's issues.

Service Area

JVs serve in nearly 30 cities across the United States.

Service Length

Domestic service requires a minimum commitment of one year and is renewable for an additional year.

Program Size

There are approximately 200 Jesuit Volunteers serving every year.


JVC encourages applicants of all races, classes, genders, orientations, religions, and abilities. One must be unmarried without dependents, between the ages 21-30, and preferably possess a degree.

Financial Arrangements

Room and board; food budget; health insurance; stipend; transportation to placement and retreats; loan deferment or forbearance letter; relocation stipend at end of term of service.

Living Arrangements

Volunteers live in community with other Jesuit Volunteers.


All JVs attend orientation with JVC in late summer, typically August. Training continues throughout the year with programmatic retreats and individual formation with both JVC and agency supervisors.

Application Deadline

The priority deadline is the end of November, with additional deadlines offered through April.

Start Date

JVC Domestic service typically begins August 1st and concludes July 31st of the following year.

Contact Name:

Robert Roa


801 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410 244-1733



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