Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Create a more just and hopeful world; engage passionate young people in vital service within poor communities; foster the growth of leaders committed to faith in action.
JVC has its roots in 1950’s Alaska, where a small group of college students began serving the native people of Alaska’s Copper Valley. This group formed the basis for six regional organizations (JVC Northwest, East, Midwest, Southwest, South, and International) that provided vital service to hundreds of thousands of individuals and families across the world. In 2009, five of these regional organizations merged to become the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a global institution that currently operates in 46 communities across 6 countries. Today’s JVC brings a deep history and a timeless mission into an innovative and growing institution that has become the premier option for young leaders considering faith-based service.