Dyslexic
Translate »

How to Apply

How to Apply

The application for the 2022-23 service year is now closed.

Looking to join our 2023-24 service year that begins in August 2023? Sign up here to be notified when the application launches in the fall.

Currently serving with JVC Northwest or JVC and looking to apply for an additional year? Click here

Got a question along the way? Reach out to our recruitment team.

Chris Suriano (he/him)

recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org

971.353.6808

Service Requirements

JVC Northwest is committed to an equitable and inclusive experience for all volunteers regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or religious perspective. While rooted in the Jesuit tradition, specific religious views are never imposed on our volunteers or the communities where we serve. 

  • Applicants must be 21 years or older by August 1.
  • Applicants must be willing to share communal housing with fellow volunteers.
  • Applicants must be unmarried with no dependents and we ask that this doesn’t change during the service year.
  • Applicants must hold a high school degree or equivalency. Some placements require a college degree, relevant work experience, specific certification or skill (i.e. Spanish proficiency, nursing certification, etc.). 

Application Process

Begin your application by creating an account. The application will open in Fall 2022.

A complete application includes: 

  • Autobiography essay (2 pages) 
  • Short answer questions 
  • Resume 
  • Three short reference forms: one Mentor, one Employer/Supervisor, and one Roommate/Peer 

The first interview we will be by phone with a former Jesuit Volunteer. This is a chance to share your interests and hopes for a service year, discuss your relationships to our four core values, and offer your perspectives about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in volunteer spaces.  

It is also a time of continued discernment for you. We want you to learn more about what it means to serve with JVC Northwest so you can make an informed decision! 

If you are offered conditional acceptance into the program, you will be invited to a short Service Interest conversation with a member of our staff. You’ll share your preferred service placements and discuss why those appeal to you.  

Then we will offer you a match with a partner agency and position based on your skills and interests and our partner agencies’ needs. 

You will then have a second phone interview, this time with the agency where you are matched. We operate under a “mutual yes” policy, meaning both the partner agency and the volunteer have to agree on the placement following the interview. 

Once you are placed, we will complete your background checks and 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. 

Application Timeline

The application for the 2023-24 service year will open in the fall of 2022.

Translate »

Upcoming Virtual Events

"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

"How to Make Your Application Stand Out"

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn how you can position yourself to be a strong candidate for service with JVC Northwest. With one week left before the April 26 priority deadline, this will also be the perfect time to get a handle on each step of the application, interview, matching, and placement process. Register here. 

Zayna Abusada

(She/her/hers)
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.