30 jv positions open: you can still make a difference!- jvc northwest blog

It’s not too late to address pressing needs in Northwest communities. JVC Northwest still has 30+ positions open for the 2018-19 service year, running August 2018-July 2019!

Considering applying (or know someone who should)?

JVC Northwest is seeking 30+ applicants to address pressing community needs and create a lasting impact with partner agencies across the Northwest. In addition to their full-time service, JV/AmeriCorps members live out the core values and challenge society’s unjust systems, develop personal and professional skills, and become part of a life-long community of people working for justice, rooted community, spirituality, and simple living.

We are seeking applicants to serve in the following ways, mostly in small urban and rural, remote locales:

  • Education: tutoring, teaching, and mentoring in smaller urban, rural, and remote locales
  • Domestic violence/sexual assault services
  • Spanish-speaking positions with Latinx communities in healthcare and legal aid for immigrants/refugees
  • Housing/homelessness/job readiness
  • Support for people with disabilities, and more

 

We invite you engage in this transformative experience. Applications will be accepted until July 15; the sooner applicants apply, the more positions they can be considered for. Apply today, or share with friends, family, and others who might be a great fit!

What JVs share about their service:

Jesuit Volunteer

“In my service, I work to address the need of relational support. Many kids are in need of a consistent supportive adult in their lives, one that will invest their time, energy, and care. The impact of having that presence in a child’s life is invaluable. Connecting people and guiding them through this important relational work has been a great use of my skills and passion.”
– Hayley Ehleringer

“I serve at the Wallace Medical Concern, a federally qualified health center in a low-income neighborhood in eastern Portland. As the Community Health Specialist here, I help our patients enroll in Medicaid and access resources for free, nutritious food. Working in this position at WMC has highlighted for me that so much of promoting health occurs outside of the doctor’s office. This “boots on the ground” experience in American healthcare will be invaluable as I head to medical school next year, and I hope to draw on what I’ve learned as I begin my studies and vocation.” -Peter Fink

On choosing to serve with JVC Northwest:

“When I think about how service changed me, I think about the interactions I had with those I served and those I served with. I learned so much from them about love, life, compassion, and freedom and not in a way that was always easy or comfortable. As I tell people, I learned just as much in two years of service as I did from four years in college. But, those lessons found in service differ from those I learned in college.” – Connor Beck

“I can’t imagine my life without this year with JVC Northwest.  I’ve been ruined for life and I’m not even halfway done with my service year. Be prepared to grow and be challenged every day, but know that you will have a resilient support system including your program coordinator, your community mates, and everyone at JVC Northwest. I can’t recommend JVC Northwest enough, and hope my experience will encourage you to pursue this amazing option.” – Maddie Brewster

Agencies across the Northwest are seeking you!

Apply today!

Questions? Contact Christie at 503-335-8202 or ccostello@jvcnorthwest.org.

Want to learn more?

Service Positions
In rural, remote settings, large cities, and everywhere in between, JVs serve in schools, shelters, health and legal clinics, parishes, and Latinx and Indigenous communities across Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Find the service positions for you.

Benefits
Benefits of serving with JVC Northwest include room and board, monthly stipend, health insurance, potential education award of $5,815, support during your year, personal and professional development, and much more! Read about benefits here.

Life as a JV
JV/ AmeriCorps members in the Northwest commit to exploring the values of simple living, social and ecological justice, spirituality/reflection, and community. Learn about Life as a JV and follow us on Instagram for more stories!

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