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Alumni Volunteer Corps

What is an AVC?

The Alumni Volunteer Corps (AVC) is a nine-month program covering one school year for graduates of U of D Jesuit or other Jesuit high schools. The AVC program provides the opportunity for alumni to use their talents and energies to benefit the U of D Jesuit community on a daily basis. The AVC program helps fill the needs of the school while offering young alumni the chance to be "Men for Others."

What does an AVC do?
AVC members develop a schedule which fits their interests with the needs of the school. The AVC program offers a unique opportunity to influence students in many different ways. The great teachers at The High, past and current, have affected each of us. Teachers such as Mr. Hafner or Mr. Coyne have changed the lives of thousands of young men. Now is your chance to do the same.

What are the benefits? 

  • Free housing in a five bedroom home
  • Free utilities
  • Small living stipend
  • Wide range of work experience
  • The challenge to serve others
  • The chance to develop spiritually
  • The opportunity to be part of the excitement as U of D Jesuit and the City of Detroit grow

How does the AVC live?
AVC members live as a community in school-owned houses located near the campus. They share meals together regularly as well as household responsibilities. The AVC community also interacts with the Jesuit community on a weekly basis at the Jesuit Residence.

Who is eligible for the AVC?
Primary consideration will be given to graduates from U of D Jesuit. Secondary consideration will be given to applicants from other Jesuit high schools. All applicants:

  • must be a graduate of U of D Jesuit High School or other Jesuit high school
  • must have a degree from a four-year college or university
  • should be dedicated to a year of service and communal activities
  • should be willing to work with students, parents, faculty, and administrators
  • should possess the desire to challenge yourself both at work and at home


Daniel Babcock

Daniel Babcock

English Teacher, Head Coach, J.V. Soccer

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