We invite you to attend the many events we host throughout the year. Our former JV gatherings and happy hours, meet-and-greets with staff, fundraisers, and celebration events are great opportunities to stay connected to your JVC Northwest community. We hope to see you there!

Click the events below to learn more.
Solidarity on Tap Series

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (based in Baltimore, MD), and Ignatian Solidarity Network welcome those connected to the Jesuits and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (FJVs, Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, etc.) to join us for a simple gathering for socializing and social justice. Solidarity on Tap events are held throughout the country- perhaps there is one coming to a city near you.

Denver: September 5:  Around 7:30 PM we will have a reflection by Chris Johnson, Casa de Paz Ambassador with a Q&A and conversation to follow. Casa de Paz (House of Peace) offers free lodging and meals to guests visiting their loved ones locked inside the immigrant detention center in Colorado. They also open the doors to men and women who have been released from detention and need a place to stay as they make plans to get home to their families. All services are provided at no cost to guests.

More events to come!
Want to bring Solidarity on Tap to your city? Email
September 14: Save the Date - JV Welcome Picnic

Join us on Saturday, September 14, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Welcome the new Portland-area JVs to their community at a family-friendly welcome picnic! The picnic will take place at Overlook Park. Bring a small dish to share and come ready for fun, games, and friendly competition with the incoming JVs. For more information please click here.

This event is sponsored by the Portland Alumni Council, a group of younger former JVs who engage FJVs and the greater Portland community to further the mission of JVC Northwest through events and networking.
August 9: Sending Forth Mass!

Join the ’19-20 JVs, Former JVs, Jesuits, staff and support people:
Friday August 9
6 p.m. Banquet
8 p.m. Sending Forth Mass
At our new Orientation location: 
There will be limited lodging available (priority for elders and those with disabilities). Here are directions to get to Camp Arrah Wanna. Contact Alumni Relations and Marketing Manager, Majo Sandi for more information. Please RSVP here!


We are also beginning to collect letters from FJVs to give to the incoming JVs at the Sending Forth Banquet on Friday, August 9. These letters are a tradition started several years ago to offer words of wisdom, advice, stories, or support for the new JVs as they prepare to enter their service locales.

Letters can be short, long, specific to one community, or generalized for any incoming JVs. Letters to a specific JVs are also accepted.
Please mail your letters to JVC Northwest, PO Box 22125, Portland, OR 97269 or email them to Majo Sandi, our Alumni Relations and Marketing Manager, by Thursday August 1. Please include who the letter is intended for and your JV service information.

Questions? Email Majo Sandi