Jesuit Volunteers gather after Commissioning Mass at Orientation. (2018)
Jesuit Volunteers gather after Commissioning Mass at Orientation. (2018)


We are an organization with an ambitious vision and mission. We place young leaders in solidarity and service, providing crucial capacity to agencies on the front lines of justice. Our formation program transforms those leaders into effective and thoughtful advocates for social change. And our alumni use the lessons they’ve learned to build a more just, inclusive, and equitable world that honors the dignity and diversity of all.



We don’t just place volunteers. We build and foster a movement, a congregation, and a way of engaging with the world that feels increasingly rare. Ask any of our 11,000 alumni or the communities they’ve served: our impact is broad and lasting.

Jesuit Volunteer volunteering internationally tutoring students in Belize. (2016)






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Our Alumni Encapsulate their Experience in a Phrase

At events or in our travels, we managed to meet FJVs with service years ranging from 1963-2019! Recently, we've been asking FJVs that we've seen to share a word or phrase that encapsulated their JV experience. Here's a snapshot of what they had to say. Enjoy the video and see if you can spot an FJV from the year(s) you served! (Music by LiQWYD)


Jesuit Volunteers perform vital service among marginalized communities, while engaging deeply with the core values of spirituality, community, simple living, and social justice. Our volunteers bring a dedication to the cause of justice and the courage to transform themselves and the communities they serve. We help them discover how to put this passion to work for life.


Organizations working at the front lines of social justice need volunteers as courageous and committed as they are. The Jesuit Volunteer Corps provides resource-constrained agencies with skilled and enthusiastic young leaders to support them as they take on the world’s toughest challenges.

More on our ALUMNI

Jesuit Volunteers join a community of over 10,000 alumni committed to faith in action. Former Jesuit Volunteers do amazing things: they serve the public interest as members of Congress, found and lead organizations at the forefront of social change, heal bodies and minds as medical professionals, advocate for justice as lawyers and judges, and continue to work with the poor and marginalized.


Notable alumni include:

British Robinson
CEO at Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Monica Márquez
Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court 

Jody Kent Lavy
Director and National Coordinator at The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

AnnMaura Connolly
Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, City Year, Inc.

Jeffrey Thielman
Chief Executive Officer and President, International Institute of New England

John Dillon
Founder, Chrysalis

Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ
Jesuits West Provincial

Fr. Steve Katsouros, SJ
Executive Director at Arrupe College

Marilyn Pryle
Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year (2019)

Colin Crowell
Vice President of Global Public Policy and Corporate Philanthropy, Twitter

Trena and Kevin Yonkers-Talz
Co-Directors and Co-Founders, Casa de la Solidaridad

John Carron
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Eileen Quigley
Sustainability Manager, National Resources Defense Council