Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)

Goal of Program

Jesuit Volunteer Corps matches young leaders in roles providing vital service for 1-2 years with an organization serving people in need in the U.S. or internationally. Jesuit Volunteers live in intentional community with other volunteers, build deep relationships, and gain valuable professional experience while fostering personal growth as leaders committed to faith in action. JVs engage in a year or two of service, framed within four core values of the Jesuit tradition: spirituality, simple lifestyle, community, and social justice. JVC incorporates five programmatic retreats and mentorship from local and national staff to create an experience that further prepares you for a future fighting for what matters. This formation program equips Jesuit Volunteers with a set of leadership tools and access to a network of over 11,000 accomplished alumni supporters.

Type of Placement

JVC offers a very wide range of placement types including teaching, youth ministry and mentoring, homeless advocacy, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, environmental stewardship, legal aid, farmworker 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 Chile, Micronesia, Peru, and Tanzania.

Service Length

JVC's Domestic Program requires a minimum commitment of one year, which begins in early August and is renewable for an additional year. Our International Program requires a commitment of two years.

Program Size

Approximately 230 volunteers in domestic program and 40 in international service.


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 Arrangements

Room and board; 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.


Domestic Program Orientation: August, as well as on-site/local Orientation. International Program Orientation: July. 3-4 additional formation retreats are offered during the year.

Application Deadline

First deadline in December or January with a few additional deadlines offered through spring.

Start Date


JVC Recruiter


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


[email protected]


View Map


Visit Website


Visit Blog

Additional Contacts

Social Media


Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Print This Page
Urgent Opportunities

    No listings currently