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Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
 
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: JVC NORTHWEST HAS A SEPARATE APPLICATION FROM THE AMERICORPS APPLICATION THAT IS REQUIRED OF ALL APPLICANTS. THE APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.JVCNORTHWEST.ORG. For almost 60 years, Jesuit Volunteers have examined and acted upon the causes of social and ecological injustice to promote peace and structural change. Position Description: Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest AmeriCorps Members provide direct service to people who are economically poor or marginalized and serve in agencies working for social and ecological justice in the Northwest. Members live in community with other JVC Northwest Members, learn to live simply and sustainably, and share in reflecting upon their experience through the context of service and community life. JVC Northwest Members serve in agencies whose clientele are children, women, and men who often are invisible and live on the margins or our society, including those experiencing abuse, homelessness, poverty, hunger, addictions, heath issues, and disabilities. They also serve in positions working for environmental concerns and ecological sustainability. Members experience the rugged beauty of the Northwest region while living and serving in urban centers, rural communities as well as in Native American and Alaskan Native communities. Our organization, including members, staff, and board, strive to live out the four values of our mission: community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality/reflection. Term of Service: JVC Northwest Members make a service commitment of one year, beginning early August to the end of July, with no alternate start dates. Members have the option to rejoin for additional years of service. Placement depends on matching skills and talents with the needs of the community. Members must live in community with other Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps Members, and are prohibited from taking on paid work outside of their service placement for the full year.
 
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Member Duties : We have multiple sites with different member positions available in the following areas: education, social work, outreach, environmental concerns, legal aid, and work in direct service centers with the homeless, physically or mentally ill, persons with disabilities or addictions, the elderly, children, domestic violence survivors, refugees, and migrant workers. Some opportunities are available to people with specific undergrad degrees, such as teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers, community organizers, and lawyers. Our positions help build the capacity of non-profits, engage students, and help increase access to healthcare. Opportunities are available to serve in cross-cultural communities with Native American, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Latino, immigrants and refugees, and the diverse populations of urban centers. Various positions require proficiency or fluency in Spanish.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Elder Care ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Housing ,  Disaster Relief ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Medicine ,  Law ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  First Aid ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Counseling ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Disaster Services ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2015  -   07/29/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON ,  OREGON ,  ALASKA ,  IDAHO ,  MONTANA   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  09/16/2014  To  07/15/2015 

Contact Christie Costello
3928 N Williams Ave
Portland   OR   97227
503-335-8202
ccostello@jvcnorthwest.org
www.jvcnorthwest.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 37786


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