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Locale Changes for ’21-22 Service Year

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, sunlight is sticking around for a few extra minutes each day, current JVs have hit their stride, and before we know it, we’ll be full swing into our ‘21-22 service year! As we prepare ourselves for what summer will bring, we’ve been gathering information from our partner agencies and are excitedly interviewing future JVs. It’s with delight, sadness, and the nuanced feelings in between, … Read more

“Certainty in a Time of Uncertainty” – Alexa Jayne (Portland, OR ’19-20)

The unique and unprecedented experience of being a JV during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown me the importance of connectivity, presence, and unwavering support through solidarity. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a world-renowned expert on mindfulness and meditation, once stated, “you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Learning to surf the waves of being a Jesuit Volunteer, … Read more

#jvreflects: let it rise – jvc northwest blog

In the latest #JVReflects blog post, current JV Rachel Swenarton reflects on how baking bread from scratch is more than just a new hobby: it’s also a metaphor in understanding her JV service at a needle exchange program in Anchorage. Below is an excerpt from her piece on Ignatian Solidarity Network’s blog.   “If the … Read more

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