Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) to visit St. Thomas
Feb 7th, 2013
O’Mailia Hall, Room#2, 3:00 pm

Are you looking into the next step after graduation? Want to change the world?

The St. Thomas University Center for Justice and Peace, and the Office of Student Affairs, are pleased to announce that a representative of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps will be giving an on-campus orientation to their program Thursday, February 7th, at 3pm in O’Mailia Hall Room 2.

JVC is one of the Catholic Church’s leading volunteer organizations for college students after graduation. Once accepted, JVC members serve for one-to-two years in poor and marginalized communities in schools, non-profits, and other sites. A small living stipend is provided, while the participants live in community, and receive formation and support in their work.

The JVC experience is transformative – exposing students to different communities around the United States, while training them in the skills to serve in non-profit, advocacy, and social-service organizations. Since 1956, more than 12,000 people have served in JVC, with approximately 400 Jesuit Volunteers in any given year.

JVC does outreach at the nation’s leading Catholic Universities, recruiting top students to participate in this incredible experience. This year the Northwest Region of JVC has chosen St. Thomas as one of their recruitment sites, with the hope of reaching out to St. Thomas’ diverse student body. If chosen, the applicant would work alongside other students from the US’s top Catholic universities in social-service sites in the Pacific Northwest.

If you would are interested, please join us for an orientation to the JVC program Thursday, Feb 7th, at 3pm in O’Mailia Hall, Room#2. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact the STU Center for Justice and Peace: avinciguerra@stu.edu, or the JVC NW recruitement office at recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org.