To keep hope alive, it takes only one person, and that person could be you.

About JRS Ukraine

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization that has been working for the welfare of refugees and forcibly displaced persons for over 40 years. The mission of JRS encompasses everyone who is far from home due to wars, humanitarian tragedies, or human rights violations. In the face of these serious challenges and injustices, JRS accompanies, advocates, and serves the most vulnerable segment of society, laying the foundation for true solidarity, support, and care for the benefit of the human family.

Our mission

JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn and determine their own future.


Walk the same road with refugees or other forcibly displaced persons


Provide and work for refugees or other forcibly displaced persons


Support and intercede for refugees or other forcibly displaced persons

Anya's story

"My name is Anya, I am 17 years old. The war that came to Ukraine in 2022 forced my mom and me to leave our native Donetsk region. I finished the last school year online, graduation was canceled, and I never got to dance the school waltz at the last bell. All plans for the future were instantly ruined. I didn't want to go anywhere from my native and always peaceful town, but when a Russian missile fell near the building and later artillery bombardments began, the decisions changed instantly. Now my mom and I live in Lviv and I study at Lviv Polytechnic University. We were taken in by the Jesuit Refugee Service. They treat us very well here, extended a hand of support, and provided us with all the necessities. I really want the whole world to hear and help Ukraine overcome the enemy in this terrible war as soon as possible. I dream of waking up in the morning and hearing the news about the end of the war. I believe in our defenders and have hope for peace in my country."

Anya17 y.o.

Join us

JRS volunteers are integral to our work. Without our dedicated volunteers, we could not help those seeking asylum and in need of help.

Volunteers forma critical part of our team, and we always welcome applications from people wishing to share their time and skills with us. If you’re over 18 years old, and are able to commit to volunteering, contact us.

If you have a specific skill or talent that you wish to contribute to the work of JRS, but the volunteering opportunities don’t quite fit, please do get in touch and share your ideas with us.

Thank you for your submission! We will contact you soon.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.