Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, who rank among the world’s poorest. JRS teams work with and for refugees, focusing on the dignity of each individual. JRS is present and work in more than 46 countries around the world. Our operations provide emergency relief, psycho-social assistance, advocacy and multi-level educational services to more than 730,000 refugees in dire need, far from home and safety. 

JRS undertakes services at local, national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office (IO) based in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs.

Who can join JRS?

JRS seeks staff and volunteers who share its vision of accompanying refugees and who are prepared for its complex tasks. JRS staff and volunteers are international, local professionals, Jesuits or members of a religious congregation. JRS seeks specialists in education, counselling, rehabilitation, management and related fields, and especially with experience in training others. There are also needs for people with technical skills, especially in communication, law, agriculture, project management and small-scale development work.