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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"Encountering the reality of a broken legal system seems daunting and overwhelming at times, but reflecting on my year with JVC provides a constant source of energy."
"In the past, including during my JV year, I was working within the immigration legal system, trying to help clients navigate a system that is incredibly confusing and harmful, without any real power. But in this job, if a worker is experiencing a problem that falls within our purview, we can call their employer and get it changed immediately."
“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. "