Jesuit Volunteers are a group of excited, passionate women and men who have a commitment to social justice. This year's 340 JVs come from 26 states and the District of Columbia and represent 109 alma maters from across the U.S. They come with a diversity of educational and professional experiences, each bringing a unique background and perspective to their positions.
JVs are working for justice in 39 U.S. cities and 6 countries abroad with and for people who are disenfranchised, marginalized, or vulnerable, such as children with limited educational opportunities, people who are homeless, patients diagnosed with AIDS, survivors of domestic abuse, low-wage earners, former gang members, refugees, or the elderly.
Almost 300 schools, nonprofit agencies, and grassroots organizations across the world count on JVs to provide essential services.