Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) looks for talented and dedicated people who have a desire to answer the call to apostolic service and community as Jesuit Volunteers. Based in four core values- social justice, simple living, community and spirituality- the Jesuit Volunteer Corps offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace. Jesuit Volunteers are called to the mission of serving the poor directly. They work for and with people who are homeless, unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. More than 250 grassroots organizations across the world count on Jesuit Volunteers to provide essential services. JVC offers volunteers an experience that will open their minds and hearts to live always conscious of the poor and committed to the Church's mission of promoting justice in the service of faith.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps welcomes women and men regardless of age, culture, economic status, ethnic origin, gender, physical challenge and sexual orientation. Applicants should be:
- 21 or older
- Have a college degree or applicable work experience
Faith, flexibility and a sense of humor are essential in a JVC year full of new experiences. Some teaching positions require certification.
Spanish competence is helpful in many placements and required for some. Each year JVC needs registered nurses and persons with law degrees.
International program volunteers must be willing to commit to living overseas for both years of the two-year commitment. An International Program applicant must be a US or Canadian citizen.
Domestic and International JVC program volunteers receive:
- Health insurance coverage
- A small personal stipend
- With Placement Agencies, JVC covers costs for housing, utilities, a food budget or stipend and transportation to and from work.
While participating in JVC, volunteers' basic needs are covered and volunteers should not have reason to spend personal funds.
For complete benefit information for domestic and international JVC volunteers, please see the FAQ section of Jesuit Volunteer Corps' website.