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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"While serving in a place that is different both geographically and socially from anywhere I’ve lived before, my community brings me endless joy and sustains me when the weight of injustice gets to be too much."
"During my research, one organization stood out from the rest: the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC). Being a JV has allowed me to experience civic engagement from a whole new perspective. Whatever comes next, I know that I can be a civic-minded citizen thanks to JVC."
"Serving breakfast daily is a remarkable opportunity to meet students where they are at. It is a quiet moment, before the pace of the school day accelerates. There is dignity in this forgotten work."
"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."