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Our Team

Sandy Parker, Business Assistant (she/her)

As a member of the business team at JVC Northwest, I enjoy the community feel of the office.  Just like the JVs, we in the Milwaukie office gather for meals (lunch) and have weekly meetings which allow us to take care of business and connect with our co-workers on a more personal level. I appreciate the small group setting when participating on JVC Northwest committees and currently serve on the technology, equity, safety and gardening committees.  My work allows me to interact with the JV bookkeepers and liaisons (which I love) as well as vendors and agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest. Over the past few years I’ve had the chance to attend some JV retreats and am so grateful for the opportunity to have meet JVs from various communities in a very thoughtful, fun and beautiful setting. When at home I enjoy reading, gardening, going on walks or hikes, wine tasting, and spending time with my family.

Want to contact Sandy? Email her or give her a call at 971.353.6759.


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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. 

Zayna Abusada

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.