Jesuit Volunteer Corps supports organizations that provide direct service to people who are poor and marginalized by placing volunteers at schools, non-profits, and other sites around the world.
These idealistic, inquisitive, mission-minded JVs bring energy and hope to the individuals and organizations they serve and gain valuable life skills, insights, and connections. During their service, they immerse in and reflect on four Catholic, Ignatian values: spiritual growth, simple living, community with other JVs and those they serve, and the pursuit of social justice.
Integrated into every part of their lives, these values work in harmony to support faith formation and create a transformative experience that prepares JVs for a lifetime of putting faith into action.
JVC brings more than 50 years of thought leadership, expertise, and experience to the service sites it supports, helping them continue to effectively and compassionately address the changing needs of people who are poor and disenfranchised.
JVC has been a wonderful opportunity for me to see how to further the cause of social justice in 'the real world'.