orientation 2016: on our way – jvc northwest blog

The approach of August is a significant time in the lives of current and future JVs; as one year of service comes to a close for current JVs, an exciting an exciting, hope-filled journey to the Northwest begins for the ’16-17 JV cohort, who will all converge on Molalla, Oregon  from August 8-13 for Orientation. To learn what this year’s Orientation will hold, read on.   For many…

forces that have shaped my life: featured fjv patty enrado (st. mary’s, ak ’86-87)

This month’s Featured FJV, Patty Enrado (St. Mary’s, AK ’86-87), writes about her newly published book and how the combination of writing and service has guided her life.   “In September 2015, at the Filipino Community Hall in Delano, Calif., I read an excerpt from my historical novel, “A Village in the Fields”. The local chapter of the Filipino American Historical…

the intentionality of time

What are some of the things Jesuit Volunteers learn in the ever-challenging and often eye-opening experience of being a JV? Ellen Quinn, a graduate of St. Louis University and current Jesuit Volunteer in Billings, Montana, shares what she’s learned about building trust and spending time. It’s not too late to apply to be a JV- more info below her reflection!   “This year, I serve…

“ruined for life” – the jack morris story

Before his death in 2012, Jack Morris, S.J., had been busy compiling his life’s story and work into a book. Now, thanks to the tireless help of personal friend, and JVC Northwest Board member, Barbara Scharff, Jack’s story is now available for all to explore and enjoy. Below, Barb shares a bit of her journey in working with Jack to make this book a reality.   “RUINED FOR LIFE”…

leaning on shared values: featured fjv jane salisbury (st. mary’s, ak ’78-80, portland, or ’80-81)

In this month’s Featured FJV post Jane Salisbury (St. Mary’s, AK ’78-80, Portland, OR ’80-81) reflects on her years as a JV and the lifelong friends that came of it – friends that will convene at this year’s 60th Anniversary Portland celebration.   “In 1978, I went to St. Marys, Alaska to work as the librarian at St. Marys High School, placing all my…

former volunteer retreat april 22-24

We have another former volunteer retreat opportunity lined up for April 22-24 in both Troutdale, OR and Chicago, IL. This retreat is the second of a two part series focusing on vocational discernment for former volunteers. Read on to learn more about this retreat and how to register.   Years of anecdotal evidence, on top of the stats and feedback received from our 2015 former Jesuit Volunteer…

celebrate the 60th anniversary every day with a calendar

Celebrate with us all year long with the JVC Northwest 60th Anniversary calendar! This calendar keeps you up to date on the various 60th Anniversary-related events, important JVC Northwest dates, and holidays throughout the year.  Each month also features photos from throughout the history of JVC Northwest that correspond to the various events and important pieces of the JVC Northwest experience.…

seattle & portland 60th anniversary events

JVC Northwest’s 60th anniversary celebrations are already underway but our two biggest celebratory events will be taking place in the coming months. Read on to learn about the details of our big Seattle and Portland gatherings, taking place May 14 and June 18, respectively.   First, a little history; the annual JVC Northwest fundraising gathering began with our 50th anniversary celebrations…

it’s all about love: click campaign 2016

JVC Northwest is proud to host our 5th Annual Click Campaign: Show Your Love for 60 Years of Jesuit Volunteers. Our Valentine’s Day fundraiser runs February 1-14 with a goal of raising $25,000 to support our volunteers and the communities with whom they serve.   Happy Click Campaign! In this season of love, we are especially excited to celebrate both the fifth anniversary of our Valentine’s…

Book Club Sign Ups

Based on feedback from the Former JV Survey and as part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations, we’re launching a world-wide book club in early 2016! Our hope is to have both in-person meetings across the country and also offer a “virtual book club” format. We’ll be featuring four different books over the next year, each book focused on one of the four core values of JVC Northwest.…