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Ways to Support JVC Northwest

Our movement for social and ecological justice could not exist without the support of our community. If you’d like to help advance our mission, but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve organized support opportunities into four main categories: recruitment, current JV support, financial support, and community development. Within each category, we’ve provided a low-barrier entry point followed by additional tiers of engagement and commitment. Once you’ve read through the opportunities, feel free to initiate one or more opportunities that feel right for you. Thank you!

1. Help Us Recruit the Next Generation of JVs

A.

Follow us on social media. And share our social media posts with your networks. We’re on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn—and even TikTok!

B.

Share postcards or magazines with local colleges, parishes,  teachers, and friends. Click here to let us know how many you’d like and we’ll happily send them to you! 

C.

Inspire others by sharing your JV story with us to be published on our blog, magazine, or social media. Send quote, photos, videos, or reflections to Communications and Engagement Manager Phil Gerigscott via email at pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org. Unsure of how to best share your story? We’re happy to collaborate with you on the process! 

D.

Speak at a virtual info session over Zoom to a group of up to 20 prospective JVs (Topics could include your own JV experience, your career path, discernment process, etc.). 

E.

Be an interviewer for JV applicants (paid opportunity). Sign-up period is October/November for a 6 month-commitment. Amount of interviews over the 6 months fluctuates throughout the season, but we ask for at least 5 hours of availability per week. 

F.

 Recruit at a local university. (Paid opportunity. Approximately 2-4 hour per month commitment.)  

2. Support Current JVs

A.

Sign up to be a JV Mentor (in-person or virtual).

B.

If you live in a locale where JVs serve and want to be more involved, email Alumni Engagement Coordinator Laura Keating to get connected with the In-Locale Coordinator in your area.

C.

If you live in a locale where JVs serve, become an In-Locale Coordinator (1-year commitment. Paid opportunity.) 

3. Financial Support

3. Community Development

A.

Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay up-to-date.

D.

Attend our annual spring FJV virtual retreat. 

F.

Become an FJV liaison and host FJV events in your city. 

G.

Become a JV EnCorps member. We have groups in five locales throughout Oregon and Washington. 

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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.