In 2018, I retired and moved with my wife from California to Maine, in order to be geographically closer to our children and grandchildren, who now live here. I was looking for an opportunity to give back, get to know my new home community better and, frankly, occupy my new wide opened schedule.
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
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.
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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