Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Empowering Young Women of Color

Laura De Boisblanc has always been aware of racial inequity in our society, but when her sons were young, that awareness began to have a greater impact on her life. She was troubled by the advantages her children, as white males, would have over persons of color,...

From “Let Me Do It” to “Let Me Listen”

Jim Fleming is a “get it done” kind of guy. After a career in the finance industry, this ex-Marine was eager to make a difference as a new member of the IVC Northeastern PA region. The “let me do it” job at St. Francis of Assisi Client Choice Food Pantry he took on in...

We Cannot Yet Be Satisfied – Michael J. Goggin

As members of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), we have witnessed the justifiable outrage, especially in 2020, at the systemic racism that is still pervasive in our country and we express solidarity with those seeking lasting change. IVC is a service corps of people...

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!

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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