Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Frontline to Online: Volunteering in the Time of COVID

Barbara Flynn loved her IVC placement in Chicago. From 2017 through 2019, this former librarian served two days a week at Accolade Adult Day Care, companioning people with dementia. A move back to Southern California in late 2019 had her seek out the IVC San Diego regional office, and she began 2020 eager to find a new social service agency placement. Then came the stop sign that is the COVID-19 pandemic!

Good Samaritans Come in Different Forms

Catholic Charities of San Diego’s Director of Community Service, Lisa DuMolt, is a veteran IVC social service partner. For over 10 years, she has worked side-by-side with IVC volunteers on Affordable Care medical coverage assistance, CalFresh (nutrition assistance program), and emergency food distribution assistance.

Serving Behind the Scenes: An Interview with IVC Service Corps Member, Dr. Joe Sclafani

We continue our good news stories about IVC Service Corps Members (SCMs) serving behind the scenes during the pandemic. Today, we interview Dr. Joseph Sclafani, a SCM in the IVC New York region. He continues his work online, transcribing the diaries of Dorothy Day....

Following Dorothy Day to a Life of Faith and Service

Dr. Joe Sclafani wasn’t motivated by faith when he moved to Malawi in 2014 to help improve the health of poor women in the developing county. Mostly he went for pragmatic reasons: to broaden his use and understanding of his obstetrics/gynecology specialty outside the United States.

Finding Retirement Sweet Spot in Tough Minneapolis Neighborhood

Nestled in among North Minneapolis’ tough, gang-patrolled neighborhoods, Dan Sullivan has found his retirement sweet spot.

What is Ignatian Volunteer Corps

The lgnatian Volunteer Corps® (IVC) provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time.

IVC works in partnership with hundreds of community partner organizations. These nonprofit organizations provide lgnatian Volunteers with substantive work to serve individuals who have slipped through this country’s safety net. And hundreds of community organizations are on waiting lists to get an lgnatian Volunteer.

Find IVC in Your Region

Regional Directors and Coordinators administer the local IVC program in their city. They recruit and place new volunteers, reflectors and agencies

IVC Regional Offices

What’s New?

lgnatian Resources in Uncertain Times We are living in critically important times and it is not a stretch to state that people feel that we are grappling with many issues facing our country. Many of the people we serve are unsure, vulnerable and even frightened as many changes are occurring, political motivations are conflicted and confusing.

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Here’s what others have to say about IVC.

“What makes IVC special – they come with a wealth of experience, with professional backgrounds, with a maturity, and above all with a passion to be in service for the marginalized and those in need of help.”

— Gizachew Emiru, former Executive Director of TASSC International, Washington DC

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