Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)

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, Peru, and 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.

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, 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.


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.


JVC Recruiter


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


[email protected]


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Additional Contacts

Beth Pawuk


Ben DeGarmo


Jill Kress


Dominique Troy


Chris Bargeron


Tom Chabolla


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