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Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps!

September 21, 2013, marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the bill that established the Corporation for National and Community Service. Since then, over 820, 000 members have served through AmeriCorps. To celebrate this special milestone, JVC Northwest will highlight great stories from our current and former AmeriCorps members. Each month, blog posts will … Read more

Finding Reasons to Sing

JV AmeriCorps member Miranda served as the children’s advocate at the YWCA Women’s Shelter in Missoula, MT, in the 2012-13 service year. I have spent a lot of time this year witnessing trauma. In my position as a children’s advocate in a domestic violence shelter, I serve children who’ve survived and witnessed a staggering range … Read more

AmeriCorps Grant Renewal!

We are thrilled to announce the renewal of our National Direct AmeriCorps grant. This means that we can continue national service in the communities where the need is greatest. This grant supports 135 full-time JV AmeriCorps members in 22 communities across the Northwest. We look forward to the next three years of service and impact. … Read more

Miracle Runners

Sarah Brewster is currently serving as a second year Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps member in Portland, Oregon, as the Recreation Coordinator at the Volunteers of America (VoA) Men’s Residential Center (MRC).  When I first arrived at the Volunteers of America Men’s Residential Center, I could never have imagined what scheduling recreations like laser tag, pottery painting, and … Read more

2012 year in review (part I)

JVC Northwest takes a look back at 2012, a year full of service, celebration, and community! January The third-annual national MLK Day of Service was Monday, January 16th. In the spirit of the day, AmeriCorps programs all over the country participated in various public service days.   February Current JVs gather for their second retreat of the … Read more

AmeriCorps Week: Life as a JV AmeriCorps Member

This AmeriCorps Week, we’re highlighting JV AmeriCorps service throughout the Northwest. JV AmeriCorps member JP Ideker (Hood River, OR ’15-16) serves underprivileged students and their families throughout Hood River County, OR. My service placement at Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service has given me the opportunity to meet, learn from, and be with some incredible … Read more

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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