Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest

Goal of Program

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest responds to local community needs in the Northwest by placing volunteers who provide value-centered service grounded in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Each year, more than 100 full-time Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/ AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service focusing on the values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality/reflection. During their year, volunteers support people living on the margins of society and fragile ecosystems throughout the Northwest. JVs are supported by professional staff who provide a week-long orientation at the beginning of the program year; two retreats throughout the year; two site visits; and ongoing support by phone and email. Additionally, the JVs enjoy vast a network of former Jesuit Volunteers and community members who mentor and support them in and after their year of service.

Type of Placement

JVC Northwest offers a wide variety of placements serving those who live on the margins of society, as well as fragile ecosystems in the Northwest. Categories of service include: children/at-risk youth, community organizing, education, environmental restoration and advocacy, abuse intervention & prevention, food justice and hunger, health, nursing, homelessness/housing services, legal services, refugee/immigration services, and senior services. JVs also serve populations such as those living with disabilities, mental illness, addiction, as well as Latinx and Indigenous communities throughout the Northwest.

Service Area

Jesuit Volunteers serve in urban, rural, and remote locales across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, including alongside Native American and Native Alaskan communities.

Service Length

Jesuit Volunteers make a service commitment of one year, beginning in August through the end of July, and have the option to reapply for additional years of service.

Program Size

There are approximately 90-125 volunteers each year.


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Financial Arrangements

Room and board, a monthly stipend, and medical insurance are covered. JV AmeriCorps members also receive a $7,395 education award.

Living Arrangements

Jesuit Volunteers live in intentional community with three to seven other Jesuit Volunteers.


JVs participate in a five-day orientation at the start of the service year. Agencies where JVs serve provide on-site orientation and pertinent training for positions.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline is in Jan., with applications accepted afterwards until all positions are filled.

Start Date

Service starts the first week of August for all volunteers.

Contact Name:

Christopher Suriano


PO Box 22125
Portland, OR 97269
Phone: 503 335-8202



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