The Jesuit Volunteer Corps' greatest impact can be seen in the actions and values of our former volunteers. Here you'll find stories from just a few of the over 11,000 FJVs, transformed by their JVC experience, committed to a life of putting their faith into action.
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“Learning how to practice the skills of cultural humility, checking my own assumptions, and becoming more self-aware are foundational for any chaplain and, for me, skills I first began to intentionally develop as a JV.”
"Thank you, God, for opening us to this JVC community, for helping us commit to simple living, for challenging us to engage opportunities for social justice, for allowing us to celebrate spirituality with one another."
"For me, the process of finding my vocation has been one not so much of finding it like you find a treasure, but of gradual exploration and learning. It’s been a process of taking steps. "
"Even though this season of teaching looks different, the vocation that I know God has called me to is still the same. JVC's value of simple living has propelled my ability to adapt to the struggles of distance learning. The perseverance that comes with simple living has also been monumental."
"JVC hadn’t been an interesting gap year where I was able to live in New York City and use all my good Samaritan skills to “help” people who needed help. It was a year-long, daily agitation, and instruction in the profound and purposeful inequality in America."