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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

Get to Know JVC Northwest

Thursday, October 28 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT

Join us to learn all the basics about a year of service in the Pacific Northwest, including where you can serve, what you might do, and how to apply. Our Recruiter, Zayna, will also share her experience as a JV in both Alaska and Montana. Finally, we’ll open it up for an informal Q+A.

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.

Catch Zayna at an Event Near You!


10/5/2021Pepperdine UniversityVirtualCareers with Social Impact Fair
10/6/2021Saint Mary’s College (CA)VirtualCareer & Internship Fair
10/7/2021Loyola New Orleans/UNOVirtualJoint Fall Job & Internship Fair
10/7/2021Spring Hill CollegeVirtualBadger Career Expo Day 2
10/13/2021Gonzaga UniversityIn PersonPost Grad Service Fair
10/13/2021Ohio UniversityVirtualGovernment, Nonprofit, and Service Fair
10/16/2021Ignatian Family Teach-InVirtualBreakout Session and Exhibiting
10/18/2021University of DaytonVirtualBeyond UD Fair: Post Graduate Volunteer Programs
10/20/2021Xavier UniversityIn PersonPost-Grad Service Fair
10/20/2021Boise StateIn PersonCareer Fair
10/21/2021University of DaytonIn PersonPost-Grad Service Fair
10/21/2021UC Santa BarbaraVirtualSocial Service Fair