former volunteer retreat sept. 13-15

Back by popular demand! JVC Northwest is proud to bring you a third Former Volunteer Retreat September 13-15.  The retreat will take place at Ghormley Meadow camp in Naches, WA, the same location as our first Former Volunteer Retreat last Fall.  Read on to learn more about the specific details of the retreat. One of the most common struggles we hear about from FJVs is how to better integrate the…

fjv reflects on retreat

FJV Emily Comerford (Anchorage, AK ’08-09) reflects on the recent weekend spent reconnecting with former volunteers on retreat: I am so grateful for having attended the FJV retreat at Miracle Ranch in Port Orchard, WA.  Our facilitator, Marilyn Nash, did a phenomenal job of engaging the group with the theme of “Transitions and Transformations.” Through poetry, movement, journaling,…

former volunteers gather for retreat

Over the weekend of May 17-19th, 31 former volunteers from various service organizations gathered for a chance to rest, reconnect, and reflect on their time of service. FJV Marilyn Nash (Seattle, WA ’92-94)  lead reflections on the Transitions and Transformation experienced post-service and as young adults. Thanks to our partner VEV at the Fund for Theological Education for supporting our…

2012 year in review (part I)

JVC Northwest takes a look back at 2012, a year full of service, celebration, and community! January The third-annual national MLK Day of Service was Monday, January 16th. In the spirit of the day, AmeriCorps programs all over the country participated in various public service days.   ’11-12 JV AmeriCorps members Eddie, Maggie, and Cole above an ivy-infested hillside. Ivy is an invasive…

spirituality retreats

 Area Director, Anthony DeLorenzo, shares about joining the Big Sky Spirituality Retreat in early June: 2011-2012 Big Sky JVs gather at the Spirituality Retreat in June. (Can you see the rainbow in the background?) The Big Sky spirituality retreat took place the first weekend of June just outside of Bozeman, Montana.  Two guests, Fr. Joseph Retzel and Fr. Bob Eriksen from Hays, MT, joined the Jesuit…