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Our Team

Erin Grimes, JV Recruiter (she/her)

I grew up in Northwest Indiana, which is east of Chicago and right below Lake Michigan, in a close-knit family of six. I attended Saint Mary’s College Indiana (Go Belles!) for four years earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Humanistic Studies. When I wasn’t in class, I spent most of my time at any and all Campus Ministry events (so much so that the staff would joke that even if no one else came to an event they knew at least I would be there.)

Unsure of my direction post college, I applied to several different service programs seeking the structure such programs provide. After a lengthy and sometimes stressful process, I landed with JVC Northwest and served in Saint Xavier, MT as an Academic Support Person at Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy from ’21-23. I went into the year with high hopes and the experience of community and service managed to exceed even my wildest dreams. Through both individual and communal discernment, I and my three other community mates decided to all commit to do an additional year (AY) together. I cannot fully put into words how much my two years in St. X means to me. I learned so much about myself through the experience of being in community from my community mates, the students and staff of Pretty Eagle, and the other Big Sky JVs.

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, reading (I have to make my Goodreads goal!), visiting Lake Michigan (which does count as a beach), taking long walks either with a friend or a podcast, and doing my best to enjoy the gift that is each and every new day.

Want to contact Erin? Email her or contact her at 971.915.8837.

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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. 

Where Are the JVC Northwest Recruiters Going Next?

Check out our upcoming recruitment events below. Don’t see your school or town on the list? Reach out to us at recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org to let us know you’d like us to pay your town a visit! 

Notre Dame | Info Session: Discerning Post Graduate Service | 6:30 PM | COffee House in Geddes Hall

Marquette | Info session (1-2) office hours (2-4) | Career Services Center – Seminar Room