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former volunteer retreat sept. 13-15

Back by popular demand! JVC Northwest is proud to bring you a third Former Volunteer Retreat September 13-15.  The retreat will take place at Ghormley Meadow camp in Naches, WA, the same location as our first Former Volunteer Retreat last Fall.  Read on to learn more about the specific details of the retreat. One of … Read more

fjv reflects on retreat

FJV Emily Comerford (Anchorage, AK ’08-09) reflects on the recent weekend spent reconnecting with former volunteers on retreat: I am so grateful for having attended the FJV retreat at Miracle Ranch in Port Orchard, WA.  Our facilitator, Marilyn Nash, did a phenomenal job of engaging the group with the theme of “Transitions and Transformations.” Through poetry, movement, … Read more

former volunteers gather for retreat

Over the weekend of May 17-19th, 31 former volunteers from various service organizations gathered for a chance to rest, reconnect, and reflect on their time of service. FJV Marilyn Nash (Seattle, WA ’92-94)  lead reflections on the Transitions and Transformation experienced post-service and as young adults. Thanks to our partner VEV at the Fund for … 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

spirituality retreats

 Area Director, Anthony DeLorenzo, shares about joining the Big Sky Spirituality Retreat in early June: The Big Sky spirituality retreat took place the first weekend of June just outside of Bozeman, Montana.  Two guests, Fr. Joseph Retzel and Fr. Bob Eriksen from Hays, MT, joined the Jesuit Volunteers for a weekend to reflect upon and … 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. 

Zayna Abusada

(She/her/hers)
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.