SU Voice Alumni Blog

Serve Our Community

Posted by The Seattle University Alumni Association on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:15 PM PDT

A JV Encorps Volunteer talking to a male in an artroomThe Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JVE), a program of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest, engages people 50+ in a rewarding experience of service, community engagement and spiritual formation. They are now offering new ways for members (JVEs) to serve from home during this time of increased need for those who are marginalized. 

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety is vital. JVEs meet online each month, creating a safe, physically-distant but close-knit spiritual community. "JVE is such a creative and supportive community for lifelong learning and deep encouragement to live out one's faith and values in concrete service.  A rare gift," said Deborah Easter, '78.

JVE participants volunteer for 5-10 hours weekly over 10 months in a community agency or group with an environmental or social justice mission. Participants engage in monthly JV EnCorps community meetings and retreats and explore ways to sustain individual prayer, meditation and/or reflection practices[SS4] .

JV Encorps members serve in Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and Spokane, Washington as well as in Portland and Bend, Oregon.

Priority application deadline: August 31st.

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