Post Graduate Service

  •  Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest 

    (http://jvcnorthwest.org/)

    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 (National)

     http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/

    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.

    Lutheran Volunteer Corps

    http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org/template/index.cfm

    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

    https://www.nph.org/

    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

     http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

    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.

    Peace Corps 

    http://www.peacecorps.gov/

    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.

    Become a Jesuit

     http://vocations.jesuits.org/

    Curious about post-graduate service? Contact our Campus Minister of Social Justice, Jimmy McCarty at mccartyj@seattleu.edu or 206.296.6079.