Request a JV EnCorps Member (50+)

Partnering with Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps

Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JVE) is a program of JVC Northwest enlisting the experience and skill of women and men ages 50 and older in part-time, meaningful volunteer service to a local non-profit organization. Currently, JV EnCorps Members (JVEs) only serve in Portland, OR and the surrounding area. JVEs serve September through June for 5 – 10 hours weekly. Some volunteer year-round depending on their availability and the needs of the hosting nonprofit agency.

JV EnCorps locations:

Portland, Ore.
Bend, Ore.
Seattle, Wash.
Spokane, Wash.
Tacoma, Wash.
Vancouver, Wash.

How to apply:

Information & Guidelines for JVE Partner Agencies (Read before applying!)
JV EnCorps Partner Agency Application – Paper

Which Agencies Fit JV EnCorps Eligibility?

  • Agencies directly serving people who are economically poor or working to address the issues and structures impacting poor or marginalized populations.
  • Agencies able to provide minimum service requirements to meet the JVE time commitment of five or more hours a week, September – June.
  • Agencies able to offer adult volunteers, 50 years and older, meaningful service opportunities and enrichment, including: orientation, supervision, and training that supports the effectiveness of volunteers.
  • Agencies able to provide standard liability protection for volunteers.


If your agency’s mission and position descriptions match our criteria, your agency will be placed on our Site Placement List from which JVEs select potential placements. Our office will then notify you if a volunteer wishes to interview your agency for a position. We will contact you at the beginning of each year to update your volunteer position availability for the coming year. Matches typically are made during June and July.

Still need help?

If you have questions about applying for a Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps member (50+) in Portland or Bend, OR, please contact jvencorps@jvcnorthwest.org or call 503-335-8202. If you have questions about applying for a Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps member (50+) in Seattle, WA please contact jveseattle@jvcnorthwest.org.


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