Application Process

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  1. To join IVC in our mission and ministry first contact the Regional Director (RD) in your city area to discuss the IVC program and the needs of your organization.
  2. If IVC appears to be a good fit, the next step is to submit an application.  The application provides IVC with details about your organization and its mission as well as the particular skills a volunteer will need. Our volunteers are wonderfully creative in coordinating projects at their service sites but they, like any employee you might have on staff, also need a job description which should include the duties and requirements expected of the volunteer and the person to whom the volunteer will report.
  3. Next, the RD will usually arrange a site visit to meet with you and/or other staff members. The better the RD understands your program and its needs, the easier it will be to place a qualified volunteer.
  4. Once there is a mutual agreement that your agency will become a partner organization (also known as a Service Site), you’ll be asked to sign a Memorandum of Understanding  between IVC and your organization and then the RD will work to place a volunteer at your site.  Most regions recruit heavily in the spring and summer and try to have volunteers placed by September, though some offer rolling admissions.
  5. The RD will usually suggest 2 or 3 sites to a new volunteer and it’s up to the volunteer to arrange a site visit/interview with you.
  6. After a volunteer has been placed at your site to the satisfaction of everyone involved, IVC will send an invoice for the annual Partnership Fee.
  7. Many of our volunteers stay with IVC and their service sites year after year.  The RD will have a conversation with the you and the volunteer in the Spring to determine if the volunteer will come back to your organization next year.