Whether you are a church, an employer, or a J1 Sponsor, we would love to work together. Our goal is to connect as many J1 visitors with local families as possible, and we have been accomplishing that goal since 2005. Our events and trips are very well attended, which means we help to provide meals that are free and tasty and trips that are inexpensive and memorable.

Our biggest need is for J1 Cafe sponsors. Sponsorship of a J1 Cafe event includes providing dinner for 400–500 students and volunteers to serve the food in our buffet lines. (70% students, 30% volunteers) We always provide volunteers to carry out the rest of the duties required at J1 Cafe like serving the food and cleaning up afterwards. Dinner begins at 7:00PM.

After most of the students have had a first serving of food, we have a short program at about 8:15PM which includes announcements and a short topic to create discussion. During the announcement portion, we will recognize your organization. Historically, sponsorship has been a great opportunity for employers and J1 Sponsors to connect with many of their students in one place. Plus, it's just fun! Check out the video below to see a glimpse of all we do for the students.

For more details on ways to partner with VBJ1, contact
Zach Hardison at 
757-428-1881 or zach@vbcc.church.


Check out this video to see the recap of last years J1 activities.