Jesuit Volunteers live and perform vital service around the world. Here are just a few stories of the over 200 Jesuit Volunteers who live out our mission and our four values each day.
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"The hardest part of my day is learning the lessons that the guests teach about resiliency, about responsible stewardship, and about community—and then implementing them into my own life as a Jesuit Volunteer."
"My community mates will remind me to 'lean into' frustrations and uncertainty that arise with each situation. 'Lean into it,' is a mantra that means to accept, to respect, and to embrace all aspects of a culture. I’m learning poco a poco to lean into Peruvian uncertainty."
"Some days, I find myself wishing that I could fix every problem I see. But I realize cannot fix the problems I bear witness to—nor am I expected to do so. I am answering the call to build relationships with students, with guests, with coworkers and my community."
"Why am I here? To learn the realities of the people I work with every day. Sharing in and cherishing all the ups and all the downs of the lives of those I am serving, as I accompany them to the best of my ability. I’m here to explore humanity’s capacity for generosity, love and hope."
"Symbolically, the HTC is a beautiful representation of God’s garden on earth. It is a welcoming place where all guests, staff, and volunteers can come together in friendship."