Welcome to the application for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps! We look forward to accompanying you in your discernment of year or more of service with JVC! Please read through the important information below before beginning your application.

Deadline Information

Applications for the 2017-18 Program Year are now closed.

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Application Steps

If a printable checklist might be helpful in completing your application, please download our application checklist HERE.

Click the “apply now” button above to create a username and password on JVC’s website.

  • Complete the General Information Form online.
  • Request an official transcript from your college or university and mail directly to JVC (801 Saint Paul St. Baltimore, MD 21202). Upload an unofficial copy with your other application materials.
  • Talk to your references. Ensure they receive email links to their reference forms.
  • Make an appointment with a healthcare provider who can complete your medical clearance form (international program application only).
  • Write and upload your essays and resume online.
  • Your application is considered COMPLETE when all of the above steps are completed.

Discernment and Application Support

JVC invites you to reflect with friends, family, and prayer about how you’re feeling as you complete each step of the application process. Review the details below to better understand the application process. Contact JVC at any time to discuss questions, concerns, or share your inspiration for applying. We look forward to hearing from you.

Recruiters are here to help you while working through the application process at 410-244-1733 or Please also review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Visit our International Program FAQs to learn more details including countries of service and language requirements

Healthcare forms

***International Program Applicants Only***

  • Make an appointment with a healthcare provider who can complete your medical clearance form:

Both should be uploaded to your application or mailed to the JVC office.


Full Overview


Jesuit Volunteer Online Inquiry

Here is the starting point. Let us know about your interest and we'll be in touch.

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International program applicants: materials must be postmarked by or uploaded online by 11:59 p.m. on January 24. Domestic program applicants: January 24 is the Winter Deadline, Applications will be accepted again for the Spring Deadline on March 27.
The interview and placement process is one of mutual discernment and reflection. Applicants have the opportunity to engage in conversation with JVC staff, learn more about JVC and their desires and motivations to commit to living out the four values.
In February, applicants interview by Skype. By late February, applicants are either invited to continue in the process and attend a mandatory Discernment Weekend in March, or are offered the opportunity to transfer to the domestic program process.
Discernment Weekends take place in Washington, DC; Chicago; or Santa Clara, CA in March/early April. The weekends offer a space for invited applicants and JVC staff to get to know one another and provide a forum for honest and prayerful discussion.
JVC encourages applicants to be open to serve where needed. At Discernment Weekend, applicants can share any strong geographic or ministry preferences that have emerged from their discernment process. In April, applicants are notified of placement offers, which are made on a rolling basis.
In February, applicants interview by Skype or phone about the JVC program and values. After the initial application deadline, interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis.
After the program interview, JVC staff email initial acceptance notifications to applicants and a list of available placements and positions. Applicants enter into conversation with staff about geographic and ministry preferences.
JVC staff work with applicants and agencies to determine best fits for both parties, and applicants have an opportunity to interview directly with potential placement agencies where they may serve. Both applicants and agencies provide feedback to JVC after the interview and JVC works to determine where interests and skills best fit. Applicants may go through this matching process multiple times to find the right fit before being offered a placement.
The final commitment is made when applicants sign and submit their covenants to JVC. All partner agencies and JV communities rely on incoming JVs to consider this commitment very seriously.
The Orientation Retreat is a mandatory commitment for all JVs; International Program Orientation is for about two weeks in July on the East Coast. There are several Domestic Program Orientations across the country which take place in early August.
Applicants commit to the opportunity to grow as a leader through faith in action for a full term of service with JVC. Domestic program: August 2016-August 2017. International program: July 2016-July 2018 (Belize & Micronesia), November 2016-December 2018 (Chile, Nicaragua, Peru, & Tanzania).