Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Christine Grady, and all Evening of Gratitude 2022 Honorees!

On September 18th, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps honored Dr. Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Christine Grady, Ph.D., Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, with the inaugural Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Exemplary Public Service at IVC’s annual Evening of Gratitude.

An Ignatian Camino: Follow IVC from Loyola to Manresa

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps always strives to walk in the footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola. This fall, a dozen members of our community are taking that inspiration literally.

Invisible Words – An Exercise in Empathy

Sometimes we see something often enough, even a sight that carries immense pain and suffering, that we begin to become numb to it. We let our minds wander; we tune it out. It's not our proudest moment, but it's not intentionally cruel. It's a symptom of the...

What must we do?

Here at IVC, we believe acts of service motivated by empathy make a long and lasting difference in our communities. The evil of gun violence impacts all of us, across all different classes, races, and religions.

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