Jesuit Volunteer plays "pato, pato, neto" or duck, duck, goose with young children. (2016)
Jesuit Volunteer plays "pato, pato, neto" or duck, duck, goose with young children. (2016)


Jesuit Volunteers perform vital service among the poor and marginalized across 40 communities in six countries. And over 175 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.


We understand how important it is for our volunteers to serve in a location and type of service that matches their interests and priorities. Nearly all of our admitted applicants receive offers within their top region and preferred type of service.


Interested in a certain city or type of role? Let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate your request.


Types of service







Hunger Relief at Food Pantry


Whether they’re in Portland or Pohnpei, Jesuit Volunteers work tirelessly to better the lives of communities in need. 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.

International Cities of Service
Andahuaylillas, Peru
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Chuuk, Micronesia
Pohnpei, Micronesia
Tacna, Peru
Dodoma, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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
Nashville, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana
Harlem, New York
Newark, New Jersey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Sacramento, California
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Santa Clara, California
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Syracuse, New York
Tucson, Arizona
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Washington, DC

View our placement sites

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

Addiction Recovery

Open Door Mission in Houston, TX

Back on My Feet in Los Angeles, CA

The Opportunity Alliance in Portland, ME

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

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland, OH

Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund in Kansas City, MO

Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, CA

My Friend's Place 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

Lift For Life Academy in St. Louis, MO

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

L'Arche Mobile in Mobile, AL

PSL/STRIVE in Portland, ME

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


ACE Leadership High School in Albuquerque, NM

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School in Atlanta, GA

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, MD

Loyola Early Learning Center in Baltimore, MD

Civicorps in Berkeley/Oakland, CA

St. Stephen's Youth Programs in Boston, MA

Wilson-Kindelan School in Boston, MA

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in Camden, NJ

Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center in Camden, NJ

Detroit Cristo Rey High School in Detroit, MI

Gesu Catholic School in Detroit, MI

Racquet Up Detroit in Detroit, MI

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

United Against Human Trafficking in Houston, TX

Donnelly College in Kansas City, MO

Blessed Sacrament Jesuit School in Los Angeles, CA

Dolores Mission School in Los Angeles, CA

Operation Progress in Los Angeles, CA

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School in Los Angeles, CA

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI

YMCA Educational Services (YES!) in New Orleans, LA

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

St. Ignatius School in New York City, NY

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in New York City, NY

Link Community Charter School in Newark, NJ

Link Education Partners in Newark, NJ

NJ LEEP in Newark, NJ

St. Matthew Catholic School in Phoenix, AZ

Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, CA

St. HOPE Public Schools in Sacramento, CA

St. Mary Magdalen School in San Antonio, TX

Nativity Prep Academy in San Diego, CA

Outside the Lens in San Diego, CA

St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco, CA

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

Sacred Heart Nativity School in San Jose, CA

City Garden Montessori School in St. Louis, MO

De La Salle, Inc in St. Louis, MO

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Twin Cities, MN


Hopeworks Camden in Camden, NJ

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

Don Bosco Cristo Rey in Washington, DC

Environmental Stewardship

Greater Newark Conservancy in Newark, NJ

Healthcare and Services

Native American Health Center in Berkeley/Oakland, CA

Home Base in Boston, MA

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program 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

TLCS, Inc. in Sacramento, CA

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

St. Joseph Center in Los Angeles, CA

The Center at Blessed Sacrament in Los Angeles, CA

United Way of Southwest Alabama in Mobile, AL

Room In The Inn in Nashville, TN

Project Lazarus in New Orleans, LA

UNITY of Greater New Orleans in New Orleans, LA

Breaking Ground in New York City, NY

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

New Jersey Community Capital in Newark, NJ

Women Against Abuse in Philadelphia, PA

City of Portland Oxford Street Shelter in Portland, ME

Oak City Cares in Raleigh, NC

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

Covenant House of Missouri in St. Louis, MO

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County in Syracuse, NY

Community Home Repair in Tucson, AZ

Open Access Connections in Twin Cities, MN

Georgetown University in Washington, DC

The Northwest Center in Washington, DC

Housing Development

Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, Chicago, IL

Hunger Relief

St. James Catholic Church Food Pantry in Chicago, IL

Pope Francis Center in Detroit, MI

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

Preble Street in Portland, ME

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh in Raleigh, NC

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

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project in Portland, ME

Legal Aid of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC

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

Advancing Real Change, Inc. in Baltimore, MD

Public Justice Center in Baltimore, MD

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

Legal Aid of Western Missouri in Kansas City, MO

Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice in Los Angeles, CA

Legal Services Alabama in Mobile, AL

South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program in Mobile, AL

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

Legal Aid of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC

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

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA


Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, OH

University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI

Seton Home in San Antonio, TX

Catholic Community Services Kolbe Society in Tucson, AZ

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Twin Cities, MN

Shelter and Transitional Housing

HopeWorks in Albuquerque, NM

Casa Marianella in Austin, TX

Back on My Feet in Los Angeles, CA

Bethesda Project in Philadelphia, PA

Women Against Abuse in Philadelphia, PA

Waking the Village in Sacramento, CA

South Bay Community Services in San Diego, CA

Our Family Services in Tucson, AZ

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

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

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 COVID-19, JVC will not make or place any International Program Jesuit Volunteers for the 2020-21 Program Year.

Community Development

Hand in Hand Ministries in Belize City, Belize

Hogar de Cristo in Santiago, Chile


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


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!


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)