Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest engages women and men in a transformative year-long experience of full-time volunteer service at community organizations. Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) examine and act on the causes of social and environmental injustice to promote peace and structural change, and live in households that commit to simple living embodying an intentional and sustainable lifestyle. JVs make a commitment to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest program and to their service placements, and strive to live the program’s four interconnected values of community, simple living, social justice and spirituality. In JVC Northwest’s 55+ year history, over 6,000 individuals have served in the program.
Jesuit Volunteers have been placed in AmeriCorps positions within the Outreach Department at Columbia Valley Community Health since August 2013. They engage with the local migrant and seasonal farmworker communities during the summer and fall months. They also perform capacity building projects including managing Girls on the Run Columbia Valley, assisting patients to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and contributing to the Diabetes and Nutrition Department.
Feel free to contact the JVs regarding their opinion and experience at CVCH.