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Can I bring my car? Computer? Cell phone?

A year as a Jesuit Volunteer is about stretching yourself to live without some modern daily conveniences.  Being in a place of discomfort can stretch us and teach us about the value of living in the present moment, how to be creative in how we spend our time, keep us in closer solidarity with those we serve, and actually free us to focus on what is most valuable in our lives.  For these reasons we encourage JVs to think very seriously about technology and modern conveniences.

There are some service positions which require a car. If the position does not require a car, then JVs should not bring a car to their locale at any point during the year.

Throughout the year, JVs are challenged to see what they can live without, including computers, cell phones, iPads, and other technology. If JVs decide to bring them, they will be encouraged to reflect on how often they use them and how they impact those around them. JVC Northwest might not be right for applicants who think they are not ready to be challenged in this way.

Posted in: 5. Life as a Jesuit Volunteer

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Get to Know JVC Northwest

Thursday, October 28 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT

Join us to learn all the basics about a year of service in the Pacific Northwest, including where you can serve, what you might do, and how to apply. Our Recruiter, Zayna, will also share her experience as a JV in both Alaska and Montana. Finally, we’ll open it up for an informal Q+A.

Zayna Abusada

JVC Northwest Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.

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