Preparing for Orientation

We know that there's a lot of information to keep track of as you prepare for the start of your JVC year! This page is designed to keep all of those details in one place. Read on below for a quick reference to the important items you should be aware of this summer.

Orientation Location and Dates

For more information on your Orientation retreat site, click here. For directions, click here.

Onboarding Tasks from Human Resources

The Human Resources onboarding process has begun.  You should have received two emails sent through our payroll company, Paylocity. Please check your junk mail if you haven't received these emails yet!


The emails will be from JVC's Director of Human Resources, Anissa Rose.  One will be your temporary password. The other will include your username, our company ID number (152945), and a link to the site. Click on the link in the email and complete all tasks as soon as possible for a smooth and successful beginning.

Getting to Orientation

Finance Overview

Below you will find important videos and resources covering the financial aspects of your JV journey.


To best understand the financial process, please review the following videos in thier numbered order. Click on each title for link to video.


Please review these important guidelines and resources.


Community Roles

There are three different community roles within each JVC intentional community, no matter its size. We invite you to consider these role(s) and their responsibilities. Please keep in mind that, in smaller communities, members may need to fulfill more than one role. 


2 Community Bookkeepers

1 Communications Rep

1 Housing Rep

Meet Your Area Managers

Ben DeGarmo

Senior Program Manager

Ben works to accompany volunteers through their transformative year by providing program content specific to their cities and working with the Agency Partners there. Ben has been with JVC since 2015, previously working with D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Home, a residential treatment campus, in Grand Rapids, MI. Ben is based out of Detroit, MI.

Ashley Ledet

Area Manager

As the Area Manager for the South, Ashley accompanies volunteers on their JV journey and offers support through relationship building, retreat facilitation, and agency connection. As a 2014-2015 JV in Harlem, Ashley served at St. Ignatius School in the Bronx.

William Poling

Senior Program Manager for Evaluation & Assessment

Since joining JVC in 2018, William has managed multiple communities of volunteers serving internationally and across the United States. Having volunteered and worked in many JVC-esque roles, from international non-profits to public schools in the U.S., William draws from such experiences in offering perspective and fostering growth among Jesuit Volunteers and the stakeholders that surround them.

Kate Walsh

Area Manager

As an Area Manager for the East region, Kate accompanies JVs as they explore and deepen their commitments to the values of simple living, community, spirituality, and social justice. Kate served as a JV in Philadelphia in 2016-2017.

Your Area Manager will be in touch over the coming weeks to schedule your community's Virtual Welcome Call!