Get a Jesuit Volunteer
Apply for a volunteer at your agency

Organizations working at the front lines of social justice need volunteers as courageous and committed as they are. That’s where the Jesuit Volunteer Corps comes in. We place recent college graduates looking to take on the world’s toughest challenges with organizations like yours. Our volunteers are the doers. The darers. The carers. The ones who will spend a year living and working with those in need – your clients – to help fulfill your mission of a more just and hopeful world.

The online application is now open. The deadline to apply for a Jesuit Volunteer for the 2018-19 program year is November 22nd, 2017.


Click here to create an online account through our online application system. Applications are due on November 22nd, 2017 and decisions will be made before February 1, 2018. Both new and returning agencies should use the same login portal. If you are a returning agency and need access to last year’s application, please email admissions@jesuitvolunteers.org with the subject line, “Past placement application: [YOUR ORG’S NAME]”

Are you interested in being a Partner Agency?

Jesuit Volunteers take on some of the world’s most uncomfortable challenges, bringing integrity, faith, and unflinching resolve to their daily work. Apply today to bring on a courageous, committed JV to help your organization fulfill its mission.



Where We Serve


Criteria for Selecting Agency Partners
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) supports organizations, agencies and schools that are engaged in vital service to the poor and marginalized.

Preference is given to agency partners that address the most pressing and neglected needs of the community they serve. Prospective agency partners are to follow the following criteria:

The Organization, Agency or School

1. Serves poor, low-income, and marginalized people

2. Strives toward changing unjust social structures

3. Recruits and employs staff and volunteers without regard to ethnicity, gender,

sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age, physical disability or socioeconomic status

4. Needs support in retaining full-time staff capacity

5. Understands and supports the mission of JVC

Volunteer Position

1. The Jesuit Volunteer will provide 75% of their time in direct contact with the population being served and is an integral part of the organization

2. Receive clearly-defined and outlines a written job description that accurately states the tasks and responsibilities of the volunteer experience

3. Receives excellent training, supervision and support

4. Allows the volunteer to participate fully in their intentional JVC community responsibilities

6. Does not require excessive night and weekend work (1 night/week or 1 weekend/month)


These criteria are a tool used by JVC staff to encourage the objective evaluation of applicant agencies. JVC evaluates its placements annually, and most agencies reapply for a Jesuit Volunteer each year. Decisions regarding placement of volunteers are based on the written proposal, the proposed job description, and a site visit by a member of the JVC staff. Where applicable, previous association with the organization and the volunteers’ evaluations of it are considered. Other factors include the total number of volunteers JVC can place in a city and the number of volunteers JVC can accommodate, keeping in mind staff and funding limitations.

In addition to the above, final placement selection for potential JVC cities will be contingent upon successfully fulfilling other requirements needed to open a new community. These requirements include a strong support network, comprised of Former Jesuit Volunteers, Jesuits, and collaborating agencies, as well as housing for the volunteer community


-Belize City, Belize
-Punta Gorda, Belize
-Santiago de Chile, Chile
-Pohnpei, Micronesia
-Managua, Nicaragua
-Tacna, Peru
-Dodoma, Tanzania
-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


-Albuquerque, New Mexico
-Atlanta, Georgia
-Austin, Texas
-Baltimore, Maryland
-Berkeley, California
-Boston, Massachusetts
-Camden, New Jersey
-Chicago, Illonois
-Cleveland, Ohio
-Detroit, Michigan
-Houston, Texas
-Kansas City, Missouri
-Los Angeles, California
-Milwaukee, Wisconsin
-Mobile, Alabama
-Nashville, Tennessee
-New Orleans, Louisiana
-Brooklyn, New York
-Harlem, New York
-Newark, New Jersey
-Oakland, California
-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
-Phoenix, Arizona
-Portland, Maine
-Raleigh, North Carolina
-Sacramento, California
-San Antonio, Texas
-San Diego, California
-San Francisco, California
-San Jose, California
-Santa Clara, California
-Scranton, Pennsylvania
-St. Francis, South Dakota
-St. Louis, Detroit
-Syracuse, New York
-Tucson, Arizona
-Twin Cities
-Washington DC.

Are you interested in serving as a Jesuit Volunteer?

Application for the 2018-19 program year are due January 31, 2018. Apply today!