Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about your friend or family member’s interest in volunteering with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. In becoming a Jesuit Volunteer, your friend or family member would be joining the ranks of more than 10,000 current and former JVs who have been engaging in intentional community, simple living, spirituality, and full-time social justice work around the United States and abroad since 1956. For many people, service with JVC is incredibly meaningful and transformative, an experience that often affects their lives and decisions for years to come.

As the family member or friend of a potential or current Jesuit Volunteer, you may have questions about different aspects of the JVC program. To help answer some of these questions, we have compiled information in the following pages about the benefits of participation in JVC, the health and safety of JVs, and helpful advice on the best ways for you to stay in touch with and support a JV throughout the year.