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Who can join JRS?
JRS seeks volunteers and staff who share its vision of accompanying refugees and forcibly displaced persons and who are prepared for its complex tasks. JRS volunteers and staff may be lay persons, Jesuits or members of a religious congregation. JRS seeks specialists in education, counseling, rehabilitation, management and related fields, and especially with experience in training others. There are also needs for people with technical skills, especially in communications, law, agriculture and small-scale development work.
Which qualities does JRS require?
In addition to the obvious desire to serve refugees and asylum seekers, human maturity, considerable flexibility of temperament and a capacity to understand refugees and their circumstances without losing objectivity, these five qualities are essential:
- commitment to training others
- capacity for teamwork and community living
- acceptance of a simple lifestyle
- openness to share in a faith journey
- precise professional expertise to offer