National Volunteer Month seems like the perfect opportunity to share that Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps is now accepting applications! JV EnCorps is a program of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest, facilitating meaningful opportunities for service, community and spiritual formation for adults 50 and older who are committed to social and ecological justice. JV EnCorps is available to individuals living in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane and Vancouver Washington, as well as those in Portland and Bend Oregon.
During a ten month part-time volunteer service, participants meet regularly in their community to deepen their spirituality and explore the values of community, simple living and social and ecological justice.
Participants have found the program to be a meaningful spiritual and service opportunity.
“I like being a part of our JV EnCorps community because I journey with deep souls and gentle people who love and live in my hometown.” - JV EnCorps Volunteer
“This is my second year. I feel so comfortable and look forward to our monthly meetings. It is like going home each month to my like-minded, caring, giving corps members. I have grown so much in my understanding of our citizens who are just getting by. I am now respectful of everyone I meet and try to hear their concerns. The Jesuit way has become my life. I am intent on seeing God in everything.” - JV EnCorps Volunteer
"I’ve never done anything in my life where I felt more like I belonged than my volunteer work. They could do without me; I’m not sure I can do without them. I’ve been planted there for me, to gain something, to learn something." - JV EnCorps Volunteer