Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest began its direct partnership with national service through a National Direct AmeriCorps grant in 2010, and were awarded a recompete grant in 2013-14. The 2015-16 service year will be our third year of our second three-year grant cycle. The majority of our placements are AmeriCorps positions. JVC Northwest AmeriCorps members receive an education award upon successful completion of a year of service. Members receive a living allowance which funds their housing costs, food, utilities, transport to and from the service site, medical co-pays and deductibles and other costs incurred during the year. We are currently reapplying for an additional three years of funding to begin in the 2016-17 service year. Future funding is conditional upon government appropriations and a successful grant award.
How do I know if my position qualifies as an AmeriCorps placement?
Most (135 out of 148) of our positions qualify for AmeriCorps. Some positions are not eligible for AmeriCorps because they are advocacy and/or ministry positions, and some positions will be non-AmeriCorps due to the fact we have a greater number of opportunities for full-time service than we have AmeriCorps funding for positions. Under the “Where We Serve” section on our website, there is a list of position descriptions; click on the details section to see if a position is an AmeriCorps position or a non-AmeriCorps position. Note: this will be updated to reflect 2016-17 positions in mid- February.
Posted in: 5. AmeriCorps Program FAQs