Embark on a Transformative Journey

Become a Jesuit Volunteer

During a year of service, Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) address pressing community needs in 21 locales within 5 states in the Pacific Northwest while immersing themselves in our core values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality/reflection.

Our application for the ’20-21 service year is available. Be sure to sign up to be notified when it is live and to receive more information about the JV program!

Learn more about becoming a JV

*JV refers to both JV/AmeriCorps members and non-AmeriCorps JVs.


Serving people on the margins for over 60 years

Known for our remarkable support of volunteers, deep relationships with Northwest communities, and for inspiring the larger JV movement around the world, over 8,000 people have served with JVC Northwest in its 60+ year history.

We invite you to join this vibrant and values-centered community!

Start your application now

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.


Why become a JV?

Serve in one of 140+ positions in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

Explore your passions and refine your skills serving with our partner agencies.

Through reflection, action, and individual support, we help guide you spiritually and emotionally through your service year.

We cover all living expenses, as well as provide a monthly stipend, health insurance, and more.

Deepen your awareness of unjust systems by building relationships with people on the margins of society.

Our network of former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs) share opportunities, host gatherings and retreats, and more.

What impact can you make in a year?

Find out how you can make a year of service a reality.

JV Benefits

JV Volunteer Opportunities


The JV Experience

Intentional communities of 3-8 

Urban & rural Northwest locales


Staff and local support people

5 days of JVC Northwest orientation


2 retreats


Share meals and experiences 


Explore the Pacific Northwest

weeks of JVC Northwest staff visits to each community


1 full year of volunteer service at a partner agency


Want to learn more about life as a JV?

Learn first hand from our current JVs:

Featured JV Stories


Application Process

Step 1: Create an Account

With our online application, you can create an account, save, and go back to complete different elements at any time.

Start your application

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis now until July or until all positions are filled.

Step 2: Complete your Application

Your JV application requires:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (unofficial or official)
  • Two short essays
  • Reference forms from three people: Mission/Mentor, Employer, and Roommate/Peer
Step 3: Interviews

If you are offered an interview, we will contact you to schedule a phone interview. This is a chance to share your interests and hopes for a service year and a time of mutual discernment for both applicants and our staff. Applicants will be asked to share some of their top placement choices and more about preferences for work environments, supervision, etc.

View Volunteer Opportunities

Step 4: Placement Process
Applicants are notified if they’ve been accepted to the program and are matched with a partner agency. Applicants will then have an interview with this agency. We operate under a “mutual yes”, meaning both the partner agency and the JV have to say yes for the JV to be placed there.

Step 5: Confirmation

Upon confirming your placement and completing your background checks, we’ll begin the onboarding process to prepare you for Orientation, a week-long introduction to JVC Northwest with your fellow 2019-2020 JVs beginning on August 5th, 2019.

After Orientation, JVs travel to their locale and begin service through June or July of the following year.

Ready to start your application?

Get more details about our requirements for service:

Application requirements


Where will a year take you?

If you are ready to embark on a journey to help address pressing needs of those on the margins, apply to be a JV today.

Start your application!


Have questions about becoming a JV? 

Contact Monica Glasscock, Programs Assistant, at the JVC Northwest office.



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