San Diego Jesuit Volunteer Community 2020-21
San Diego Jesuit Volunteer Community 2020-21

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Jesuit Volunteers perform vital service for folks in need across 37 communities in five countries. And over 176 service agencies at the front lines of social justice rely on JVs to fulfill their missions. As a JV, you’ll be part of an international network of young leaders fighting for a more just and hopeful world together.

 

Interested in a certain agency or type of role? Let us know and we’ll do our best to match you with opportunities that align with your interests. 

16

Types of service

37

Communities

176

Agencies

5

Countries

Hunger Relief at Food Pantry

WHERE WE SERVE

Whether they’re in Tucson or Tacna, Jesuit Volunteers are dedicated to accompanying folks in need of various services. While each JVC service location below represents a vibrant community with its unique joys and challenges, all Jesuit Volunteers engage with JVC’s core mission and values.

International Program Update
In March 2020, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps suspended its 2-year International Program due to COVID-19. We continue to communicate with our international Jesuit and Agency Partners, while monitoring and assessing responses to the global pandemic, including travel restrictions. 

At this time, JVC does not have sufficient information to determine when we will resume international placements. Therefore, we are not currently accepting applications to our International Program. All applicants must proceed with the 1-year (U.S placement) process.

Should information become available that allows us to open up our International Program application, we will notify any applicants remaining in our admissions process, as well as the larger public.

U.S. Cities of Service
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Atlanta, Georgia
Austin, Texas
Baltimore, Maryland
Berkeley, California
Boston, Massachusetts
Camden, New Jersey
Chicago, Illinois
Cleveland, Ohio
Detroit, Michigan
Houston, Texas
Kansas City, Missouri
Los Angeles, California
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mobile, Alabama
Nashville, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana


Newark, New Jersey
New York, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Portland, Maine
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sacramento, California
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Santa Clara, California
Scranton, Pennsylvania
St. Louis, Missouri
Syracuse, New York
Tucson, Arizona
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Washington, DC

View our placement sites

Jesuit Volunteers commit to serving communities in need at over 100 partner agencies located in 6 countries. Use the tabs below to toggle between our Domestic and International Program opportunities.

In JVC, we call the 16 service fields listed below “Apostolate Groups.” Volunteers who work in similar Apostolate Groups will have the chance to connect with one another throughout the year to work through various challenges. Think of it like another layer of support from people who understand the work you’re doing! 

To gain a better idea about the type of agencies that JVC partners with, click on the drop-down bars below. Not all agency partners are listed beneath each Apostolate, but we invite you to explore them and let us know if any of them particularly interest you.

Addiction Recovery

Open Door Mission in Houston, TX

Friendship House Assoc. of American Indians, Inc., of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Recovery Cafe San Jose in San Jose, CA

Children and Youth Services

Casserly House in Boston, MA

Playworks in Boston, MA

Girls in the Game in Chicago, IL

Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH

Journey Center for Safety and Healing in Cleveland, OH

United Against Human Trafficking in Houston, TX

Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund in Kansas City, MO

Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, CA

My Friend's Place in Los Angeles, CA

PROYECTO PASTORAL in Los Angeles, CA

Westside Children's Center in Los Angeles, CA

Martha O'Bryan Center in Nashville, TN

Oasis Center in Nashville, TN

South Bronx United in New York City, NY

Providence Center in Philadelphia, PA

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in San Antonio, TX

San Diego Youth Services in San Diego, CA

Raphael House in San Francisco, CA

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County in Syracuse, NY

Catholic Community Services dba Pio Decimo Ctr. in Tucson, AZ

Community Development

Urban Neighborhood Initiatives in Detroit, MI

Tenants & Neighbors in New York City, NY

Catholic Charities in San Jose, CA

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson, AZ

Developmental/Physical Disabilities

Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) in Cleveland, OH

United Cerebral Palsy in Cleveland, OH

Youth Challenge in Cleveland, OH

Respite Care of San Antonio in San Antonio, TX

St. Joseph's Center in Scranton, PA

L'Arche Syracuse in Syracuse, NY

L'Arche Greater Washington DC in Washington, DC

Education - Primary and Younger

Loyola Early Learning Center in Baltimore, MD

St. Stephen's Youth Programs in Boston, MA

Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center in Camden, NJ

Gesu Catholic School in Detroit, MI

Dolores Mission School in Los Angeles, CA

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI

Advocates for Children of New York in New York City, NY

St. Ignatius School in New York City, NY

Link Community Charter School in Newark, NJ

Link Education Partners in Newark, NJ

St. Matthew Catholic School in Phoenix, AZ

Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, CA

St. HOPE Public Schools in Sacramento, CA

Nativity Prep Academy in San Diego, CA

Outside the Lens in San Diego, CA

Ascension Catholic School in Twin Cities, MN

Education - Secondary and Older

ACE Leadership High School in Albuquerque, NM

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School in Atlanta, GA

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, MD

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in Camden, NJ

Detroit Cristo Rey High School in Detroit, MI

Racquet Up Detroit in Detroit, MI

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston in Houston, TX

Donnelly College in Kansas City, MO

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School in Los Angeles, CA

NJ LEEP in Newark, NJ

Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School in San Jose, CA

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Twin Cities, MN

Employment

Civicorps in Berkeley/Oakland, CA

Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, CA

Project Return in Nashville, TN

Cafe Reconcile in New Orleans, LA

Catholic Charities Refugee Programs in Phoenix, AZ

St. Joseph the Worker in Phoenix, AZ

Center for Community Alternatives in Syracuse, NY

Small Sums in Twin Cities, MN

Environmental Stewardship

Greater Newark Conservancy in Newark, NJ

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson, AZ

Healthcare and Services

Native American Health Center in Berkeley/Oakland, CA

Home Base in Boston, MA

Neighborhood Family Practice in Cleveland, OH

KC CARE in Kansas City, MO

Aurora Walkers Point Community Clinic in Milwaukee, WI

Bread of Healing Clinic in Milwaukee, WI

BronxWorks in New York City, NY

Native American Health Center in San Francisco, CA

United Neighborhood Centers in Scranton, PA

AIDS Community Resources, Inc. dba ACR Health in Syracuse, NY

Housing and Social Services

Midtown Assistance Center in Atlanta, GA

Catholic Charities of Central Texas in Austin, TX

St Vincent de Paul of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD

St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Congregation, Inc. in Baltimore, MD

St. Mary's Center in Berkeley/Oakland, CA

Fair Share Support Services, Inc in Camden, NJ

Guadalupe Family Services in Camden, NJ

West Side Catholic Center in Cleveland, OH

Community & Home Supports in Detroit, MI

United Community Housing Coalition in Detroit, MI

Journey to New Life in Kansas City, MO

My Friend's Place in Los Angeles, CA

The Center at Blessed Sacrament in Los Angeles, CA

Room In The Inn in Nashville, TN

UNITY of Greater New Orleans in New Orleans, LA

Part of the Solution (POTS) in New York City, NY

New Jersey Community Capital in Newark, NJ

Sacramento Cottage Housing, Inc. in Sacramento, CA

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc in San Antonio, TX

Father Joe's Villages in San Diego, CA

South Bay Community Services in San Diego, CA

Homeless Advocay Project ofJustice and Diversity Center in San Francisco, CA

Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco, CA

Friends of the Poor in Scranton, PA

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County in Syracuse, NY

Our Family Services in Tucson, AZ

Open Access Connections in Twin Cities, MN

Housing Development

Interfaith Housing Development Corporation in Chicago, IL

Bethesda Project in Philadelphia, PA

A Tiny Home for Good in Syracuse, NY

Community Home Repair in Tucson, AZ

Hunger Relief

St. James Catholic Church Food Pantry in Chicago, IL

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Houston, TX

Friendship Park at Sacramento Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento, CA

Friends of the Poor in Scranton, PA

Samaritan Center, Inc. in Syracuse, NY

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson, AZ

The Father McKenna Center in Washington, DC

Immigration and Refugee Services

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center in Albuquerque, NM

Santa Fe Dreamers Project in Albuquerque, NM

Catholic Charities Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, GA

Taller de Jose in Chicago, IL

YMCA of Greater Houston dba YMCA International Services in Houston, TX

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI

Catholic Charities of Tennessee in Nashville, TN

Catholic Migration Services, Inc. in New York City, NY

HIAS Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia, PA

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in San Antonio, TX

The Advocates for Human Rights in Twin Cities, MN

Asylum Seeker Assistance Project in Washington, DC

Legal Services

Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, GA

Workers Defense Project in Austin, TX

Public Justice Center in Baltimore, MD

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Houston, TX

Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles, CA

Southern Migrant Legal Services, a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. in Nashville, TN

Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville, TN

Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans, LA

The Promise of Justice Initiative in New Orleans, LA

Make the Road New York in New York City, NY

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. in San Antonio, TX

Ministry

University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI

Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, CA

All Saints Parish in Syracuse, NY

Catholic Community Services Kolbe Society in Tucson, AZ

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Twin Cities, MN

Women’s Issues

Catholic Charities of Central Texas in Austin, TX

Family Violence Law Center in Berkeley/Oakland, CA

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly in Chicago, IL

United Against Human Trafficking in Houston, TX

Women Against Abuse in Philadelphia, PA

Seton Home in San Antonio, TX

Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco, CA

Women's Resource Center, Inc. in Scranton, PA

N Street Village in Washington, DC 

San Antonio Jesuit Volunteer, March 2015
Jesuit Volunteer at Notre Dame School of Milwaukee, Marie McDonald-Hulen assists with the after school program. (2018)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JVC does not have sufficient information to determine when we will resume international placements. Therefore, we are not currently accepting applications to our International Program. All applicants must proceed with the 1-year (domestic placement) process at this time.  

Community Development

Hand in Hand Ministries in Belize City, Belize

Hogar de Cristo in Santiago, Chile

Education

Belize Central Prison in Belize City, Belize

Akoyikoyi School in Chuuk, Micronesia

Xavier High School in Chuuk, Mirconesia

Our Lady of Mercy in Pohnpei, Micronesia

Pohnpei Catholic School in Pohnpei, Micronesia

Loyola High School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Gonzaga Primary School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

St. Peter Claver High School in Dodoma, Tanzania

Fe y Alegria – San Ignacio de Loyola in Andahuaylillas, Peru

Parroquia San Pedro Apostol in Andahuaylillas, Peru

Fe y Alegria in Tacna, Peru

Colegio Cristo Rey in Tacna, Peru

Instituto Educacional Miguel Pro in Tacna, Peru

Ministry

St. Peter Claver Parish in Punta Gorda, Belize

Fe y Alegria – Colegio Lecaros in Santiago, Chile

Colegio San Alberto in Santiago, Chile

Taiga Guterres serving in Belize as a Jesuit Volunteer in 2016
Cara Caponi hard at work shucking corn with one of her students during Mes de Misión. (2010)
Chelsea Mulvey and her ballet students from Colegio Miguel Pro performed with the school's orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jesuits' arrival in Tacna.  (2009)

Former Jesuit Volunteers 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!

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Get in touch with a recruiter to learn more about performing vital service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Jesuit Volunteers yield a sign during a protest march. (2018)