Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest began its direct partnership with national service through a National Direct AmeriCorps grant in 2010, and were awarded a re-compete grant in 2013-14 and 2016-17, all of which reflect a three year grant cycles. 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 2019-20 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 (142) 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 2018-19 positions
Posted in: 5. AmeriCorps Program FAQs