270 Participate in First National IVC Day of Reflection

Caroline Park leads retreat participants in song with an original composition.

As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic hits home throughout the United States, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps has been learning to adjust.

Successful appeals to the US Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) and to generous friends and supporters have kept us afloat financially. Now, program adjustments have brought at least one notable success.

Because retreat centers and parishes have been closed, IVC year-end retreats have not taken place in most IVC regions. Click here to read more.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps

The Ignatian 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 Ignatian 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 Ignatian Volunteer.

Volunteers are strengthened in their Christian faith by IVC’s unique spiritual reflection program, which is rooted in the Jesuit tradition of Ignatian spirituality.  By contributing their leadership skills and life experience into service, IVC volunteers improve their communities and create a more just society.

EWTN Nightly News Segment from September 2015 highlights the impact of Don and Pat Kisicki through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Pope Francis' Inspiration

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“Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits”.
-Pope Francis, via Twitter, April 2015

What’s New?

270 Participate in First IVC National Day of Reflection As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic hits home throughout the United States, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps has been learning to adjust.  Successful appeals to the US Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) and to generous friends and supporters have kept us afloat financially. Now, program adjustments have brought... Read more»

Here's what others have to say about IVC.

"The engagement with humanity is very powerful.  My service is a gift.” - Tony Albrecht, Ignatian Volunteer
 
  “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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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. His work supports the Cause for the Canonization of Dorothy Day... Read more »
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