Rooted in the Jesuit Catholic tradition for over 50 years, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest engages women
and men in a transforming experience of full-time volunteer service. Jesuit
Volunteers serve for a year or more in solidarity with persons living on the
margins of society and with vulnerable places in the Pacific Northwest.
With a focus on spiritual openness and depth, Jesuit Volunteers
in the Northwest examine and act on the causes of social and environmental
injustice to promote peace and structural change. Jesuit Volunteers live in
communities that commit to simple living embodying a healing and sustainable
presence on the Earth.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps supports organizations
that provide direct service to people who are poor and marginalized by placing
volunteers at schools, non-profits, and other sites within the United States and around the world. These
idealistic, inquisitive, mission-minded JVs bring energy and hope to the
individuals and organizations they serve and gain valuable life skills,
insights, and connections.
During their service, they immerse in and reflect on
four Catholic, Ignatian values: spiritual growth, simple living, community with
other JVs and those they serve, and the pursuit of social justice. Integrated
into every part of their lives, these values work in harmony to support faith
formation and create a transformative experience that prepares JVs for a
lifetime of putting faith into action. JVC brings more than 50 years of thought
leadership, expertise, and experience to the service sites it supports, helping
them continue to effectively and compassionately address the changing needs of
people who are poor and disenfranchised.
Founded in 1979, Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time
stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and
ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to
working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household
communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living.
Working alongside those in their placements, LVC
Volunteers actively respond to the gifts and needs of their community members.
Partnering with their placements, LVC Volunteers provide direct service, community
organizing, indirect service, advocacy and public policy.
LVC is on a Journey to an Inclusive Community,
forming and strengthening alliances among people of many cultures and communities,
and intentionally dismantling racism within the organization, the church and
society. As a Reconciling in Christ organization, LVC welcomes and encourages
the full participation of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
LVC encourages Volunteers, placements,
supporters and staff members to have spiritual practices of building
intentional community, working for peace with justice, and living simply and
sustainably. LVC works with all people and does not discriminate on the basis
of religious affiliation when hiring staff members, approving placements or
selecting LVC Volunteers.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ International is a
Christian mission that strives to provide a permanent family and home for
orphaned, abandoned and other at-risk children who live in conditions of
extreme poverty. Their programs provide quality education, health care and
spiritual formation with the goal of raising good Christians and productive
members of their respective societies.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in
intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and
community and faith-based groups across the country.
Since the program’s founding in 1994, more
than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in
service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions
of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
AmeriCorps programs do more than move
communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing
pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps
places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they
learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an
appreciation for citizenship.
As the preeminent international service
organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to
tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps
Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on
long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving
their country. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and
experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
Curious about post-graduate service? Contact our Campus Minister of Social Justice, Jimmy McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.296.6079.