JVC Nation photo contest submission from Casa Pedro Arrupe in Santa Clara/San Jose 2017-18
JVC Nation photo contest submission from Casa Pedro Arrupe in Santa Clara/San Jose 2017-18

Jesuit Volunteer Stories

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.

If you have an idea for a story or an upcoming publication, emailstories@jesuitvolunteers.org

Filter Stories By Tag

Camila Biaggi (Tacna, Peru 2017-19) with her JV community.

international service, volunteer stories, community

International Program Jesuit Volunteer Says Chosen Family in JVC is Different

Izzy Shahmirza (Kansas City 2019-20)

volunteer stories, domestic service, immigration and refugee services

Fighting for Justice at Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund

Lisa Reiter supporting Jesuit Volunteer Cassidy Jensen. (2018)

volunteer stories, community, domestic service

Intentional Community Living Complete With Cake and Tears of Gratitude

Erika Peters (Houston 2018-19)

domestic service, housing insecurity, volunteer stories

Volunteer Says JVC Stood Out Among Service Programs

Jack Stedman (Albuquerque 2018-19) headshot

domestic service, education, volunteer stories

Jesuit Volunteer Serves Breakfast to Students, Improving Educational Outcomes in Albuquerque

Michael O'Connell handling towel donation at the Harry Tompson Center. (NOLA 2019)

domestic service, volunteer stories, housing insecurity

Being Present for Your Community: A Counter-Cultural Approach to Living Life

Tacna JVs doing our laundry the old fashioned way-by hand! (2019)

international service, simple living, volunteer stories

Let Go and Let God: Lessons in Peruvian Patience

Suzy Lefelhocz serving food at Georgetown University Campus Ministry Center

domestic service, volunteer stories, housing insecurity

From Reading Statistics to Serving First Hand in Washington, DC

Cleaning up after Ms. Irma’s house blessing with my coworker, Rashida. (Belize 2018)

volunteer stories, international service, housing insecurity

Jesuit Volunteer Securing Housing for Belizean Clients

Michael O'Connell and Harry Tompson Center a guest in conversation.(2018)

volunteer stories, domestic service, housing insecurity

Transformation Taking Place at God’s Garden, the Harry Tompson Center