A YEAR OF SERVICE WITH JVC NORTHWEST
Step into an unforgettable year of service and community in the Pacific Northwest! As a Jesuit Volunteer, you will respond to local needs in one of 20 locales across five states. It’s your chance to make an impact in the lives of others while developing new skills and gaining a fresh perspective on what it means to be part of a community.
As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll earn a modest living stipend and a $6,345 education award to use towards future tuition or to pay back qualified student loans.
SPANISH SPEAKERS NEEDED
A number of our community partners have identified a pressing need for advanced or fluent Spanish speakers to join their teams as Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps members.
Examples of different service opportunities include:
– Supporting immigration rights and coordinating legal assistance
– Recruiting and leading volunteers to connect immigrants with social and legal services
– Implementing sexual assault prevention education
– Develop and deliver programs on health, safety, and anti-bullying
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Service with JVC Northwest is grounded in our four values: Community, Social and Ecological Justice, Simple Living, and Spirituality/Reflection. We promote peace and structural change alongside our community partners. We serve children, elderly, LGBTQ+ youth, immigrants, refugees, Native American and Alaskan Natives, survivors of domestic violence, and those who are without stable housing or access to nutritious food. We teach about conservation. We learn how to live well within our local ecosystem and we invite others to do the same.
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
We live in community with fellow Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps members. Surrounded by the beauty of the Northwest, our homes are in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Together, we learn to live simply and sustainably while also reflecting upon our experience through the context of service and community life.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
We welcome volunteers of all religious backgrounds and faith perspectives. We are committed to equity and inclusion – within our programs, policies, and practices. We continually seek to cultivate an anti-oppressive organization, minimize barriers to service, and actively support diversity and inclusion of all Jesuit Volunteers/AmeriCorps members.
– Communal housing is provided for all Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps members
– Living Stipend
– $6,345 AmeriCorps Education Award
– Health insurance
– Professional development
– Multiple retreats
Learn More and Apply at www.jvcnorthwest.org/join. Service begins in August 2021. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, so the the sooner you apply the better your chance at securing a position.