January 5, 2022

Register Today for the Upcoming FJV Retreat Planning Workshop

Have you ever thought about what it might be like to attend an FJV Retreat? Many FJVs across the country put on their own retreats, and FJVs in Boston have done so successfully for at least 15 years! If you'd like to to learn more about what planning an FJV retreat entails, register now for this online workshop led by FJVs Lauren McCabe (Grays Harbor ’15-16) and Moriah Bauman (Berkeley ’15-16), seasoned members of the New England FJV retreat-planning team. Lauren and Moriah will teach the basics of grassroots FJV retreat planning. We will also hear retreat-planning testimonies from FJVs in Philadelphia and the Seattle area.

“How to Plan an FJV Retreat” Co-Sponsored with JVC:

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 at 5:30 PT/8:30ET (Online)


MLK Day of Service 2023

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 16. To honor Dr. King's legacy of racial justice and nonviolent resistance, JV/AmeriCorps members and many of JVC Northwest's staff, FJVs and JVEs will be making it a day on by serving their communities.

If you participate in a service project on MLK Day, we'd love to share with our community! Send a photo of your service to outreach@jvcnorthwest.org or if posting to social media, use the hashtag #MLKDayJVCNW

JVC Northwest Opportunities

Call for Nominations

Honor a Former Volunteer

We are seeking nominations of former volunteers for the Fr. Jack Morris Memorial Award and the Magis award, which will be awarded at For the Four, our Seattle benefit, on May 6.

JVC Northwest will select two former volunteers in our community to be recognized with these awards for their commitment to living out the four core values of JVC Northwest. Read about the awards and submit your nominations by February 2.

Community Building

Ruined Readers Registration

Our next round of Ruined Readers Book Club will be starting in just a few weeks! This round, we'll be reading Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey, inspired by the value of simple living. If you're interested in participating, hosting, or receiving self-guided reflection questions, visit our Ruined Readers webpage.

Register to host by Jan. 8

Register to participate by Jan. 23

Note: If you participated last round, you do not need to re-register!

Networking Support

Seeking Juneau Partner Agencies

We are seeking to expand the number of agencies we partner with in Juneau, Alaska. If you work at or know of a values-aligned organization in the area who may have interest in hosting a Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps member next year, please let us know by reaching out to Senior Program Coordinator Adrianna Horsey.

Job Opportunity

Property Management Coordinator

Join our team!

Job Title: Property Management Coordinator (part-time, 1-2 days per week)

Location: Portland/Seattle area

Status: Part-time, non-exempt, at-will employee, AmeriCorps

Compensation: $23-28 per hour

Apply online

Upcoming Event

FJV Happy Hour (Denver, CO)

Thursday, Jan 12 from 7-9pm 

Avanti Food & Beverage (3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211)

Hosted by Abbey Greer (Juneau, AK '21-22). Register here.

Upcoming Retreat

Mid-Atlantic FJV Retreat (Lebanon, PA)

Where: Gretna Glen Camp (1.5 hours west of Philadelphia)

When: Feb. 10-12, 2023

Cost: $130 per person, food and lodging included.

Some financial assistance is available for those who need it! Please indicate your interest when you complete the registration form.

Hosted by JVC FJVs John Green and Caitlin O'Donnell. Register here by Jan. 6!

Preserving and Treasuring Fellowship in Seattle

Our group assembled in the fall with an uncertain journey ahead. We had lost our trusted and treasured leadership of many years, and we began our JV EnCorps year with new volunteer leadership from among our ranks. Our commitment to each other and the community we formed was worth saving and preserving. We worked together to make accommodations to those who met in person and online. There were technological bumps in the road, but we persevered. We knew that what we have as a group is special and unique. We share fellowship, and, through introspection and reflection, we share our lives. We come together because we have a common call to do our volunteer work, but we also come together each month for spiritual nourishment and connection.

Visit our latest blog post to read about the spiritual nourishment discussed in the Seattle JVE's December meeting, including commemorating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the month's reflection topic, Hidden Wholeness.

Tacoma JV EnCorps Members & JVs Gather for Advent

The Tacoma JV EnCorps community has a joyous tradition of inviting the JVs to gather with them for Advent nourishment. Beginning the evening with a delicious potluck dinner, they got to know one another through sharing their experiences as JVs and JVEs. Often, they have invited the St. Leo pastor to give an Advent reflection. However, this year they had the opportunity to participate online with the Ignatian Spirituality Center’s special Advent service. The Ignatian Spiritual Center in Seattle brings Ignatian resources, connections and practices to local and national seekers. They are generous in their support of our JVC Northwest volunteers. So, this was a special opportunity to gather as a JVC Northwest community.


Visit jvencorps.org to learn more about continuing the Ignatian journey!

If you are curious about starting a JV EnCorps group in your area, please contact Karen: Kbeal@jvcnorthwest.org. We are now open to adult members of all ages!

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Got an opportunity to share? Send it to Communications and Engagement Manager Phil Gerigscott at pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org. 

Job Opportunity

Grants & Compliance Officer


Salem, OR (Hybrid work optional)

Apply here.

Reflection Opportunity

Winter Day of Reflection (Virtual)

Ignatian Spirituality Center

Presenter: Stephanie Ragland (JVC Northwest board member)

Jan 28 | 9am-3pm PT

Register here.

Conference Opportunity

Conferencia Ignaciana 2023: La Espiritualidad Ignaciana y su fuerza transformadora para la Iglesia

The Office of Ignatian Spirituality (OIS)

OIS is hosting its first "Conferencia Iganaciana" Webinar for the Spanish-speaking community!  

Evento en línea (Webinar) - Presentador: Padre Allan Deck, SJ 

Martes 17 de enero - 7:00 pm a 8:00 pm Hora del Este 

Registrarse aquí.

Academic Opportunity

Ignatian Service Partnership

Saint Louis University

Looking for your next step as an FJV or soon-to-be-FJV? Saint Louis University is now accepting applications for the One-Year MBA Class of 2024 and the Ignatian Service Fellowship! Learn how this unique MBA is positioned where mission meets the market and how you can take advantage of this $20,000 scholarship.  


Register for our Ignatian Fellowship Info Session: February 13 at 12pm CST

Email gradbiz@slu.edu to learn more.

Find more opportunities on our website: jvcnorthwest.org/community-resources/

JVC Northwest Recommends

The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times: New Perspectives on the Transformative Wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola

By Dean Brackley, S.J.

Got a values-inspired recommendation to share? Let us know!

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