How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 service year which begins in August. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. All applications (including references) must be submitted no later than June 30, 2020.

Application Process and Timeline

Step 1: Create an Account

Begin your application by creating an account on the JVC Northwest Dashboard. You can update and save different elements of your application and return to it at any time.

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

Step 2: Complete Your Application

A complete application requires:

  • Complete Application Form including contact info and demographics
  • Resume
  • Autobiography essay (2-3 pages)
  • Short answer questions
  • Transcripts (unofficial or official)
  • Three completed reference forms: one mission/mentor, one employer/supervisor, and one roommate/peer

Step 3: Phone Interview

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.

Step 4: Placement Process

Applicants are notified if they’ve been accepted to the program and are matched with a partner agency and position. Applicants will then have a phone interview with this agency. We operate under a “mutual yes” policy, meaning both the partner agency and the JV have to agree 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 JVs beginning the first week of August.

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

Service Requirements

Jesuit Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and locations. JVC Northwest is committed to broadening diversity among JVs and welcomes persons of every ethnicity, origin, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, economic status, and veteran status.

Applicants must be 21 years or older.

Applicants must have one of the following options: a four-year degree, two years of full-time work experience, or a combination of school, work and lived experience that is applicable to the position for which they are applying.

Applicants must be unmarried with no dependents and we ask that this doesn’t change during the service year.

Several placements require a specific certification or skill (i.e. Nursing, Spanish proficiency, etc.).

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