Jesuit Volunteers are invited to engage in one or more years of full-time volunteer service that focus on the core values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice and spirituality/reflection. JVC Northwest provides opportunities for motivated individuals to reach out to persons living on the margins of society and fragile ecosystems throughout the Northwest. Jesuit Volunteers live and serve with partner agencies in 24 locales across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
JVC Northwest is proud to be an AmeriCorps National Direct grantee since 2010. Participation in the AmeriCorps Service Network has enabled us to increase our impact by expanding the number of JVs in our program and engage new partner organizations where the JVs serve. Our JV/AmeriCorps members receive benefits including a federal education award upon successful completion of a year of service and access to an AmeriCorps Alumni Network. Most full-time members receive a living allowance which funds the JV AmeriCorps member’s housing costs, food, utilities, transport to and from the service site, medical co-pays and deductibles, and other costs incurred during the year. For our partner organizations hosting a JV/AmeriCorps member, we are able to provide additional training and support on topics of capacity building and evaluation.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members each year to serve in intentional placements within over 20,000 nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations nationwide. These members mobilize millions of volunteers to address pressing community needs and alleviate poverty, with a focus on disaster services, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, education, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Over 1 million individuals have served as AmeriCorps members since 1994.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, and other national service initiatives. CNCS leads the national effort on Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service in January, inspiring hundreds of thousands to come together to serve their community, making MLK Day a “day on, not a day off.”
To learn more about our AmeriCorps program, please read the AmeriCorps section of our Frequently Asked Questions (includes information about the AmeriCorps Education Award, loan forbearance, etc.).