Look Deeper and See Beyond the Illusions

Through the global reach of Catholic Women Preach, IVC President and CEO, Mary McGinnity challenges us on this Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time to look at and address our own suffering and the sufferings of others Look deeper, see beneath illusions and act with...

Strengthening, Rebuilding, and Healing Communities through Service and Spirituality

Requests from social service providers, churches, schools, and other charities for IVC corps members have increased 85% over the past five years. IVC aims to address gaps in service provision and education achievement exacerbated by the global pandemic. As America begins to rebuild…

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps Celebrates the Ignatian Year as “A Pilgrim Community: Walking with Ignatius,” Announces 40% Increase in Service Corps Members

After a difficult year of being “together, apart,” the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC)* has announced its spiritual program for this Ignatian Year: “A Pilgrim Community: Walking with Ignatius.”  Over 400 Service Corps Members across IVC’s 22 regions nationwide will be...

Journeying With Youth

If you check out Boston’s Casserly House’s website and click on “Meet the Team,” you’ll see the organization, under the leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph, is staffed entirely by volunteers tied to the Jesuit mission: three Ignatian Volunteer Corps Members and at...

Caring for our Common Home

After a 27-year career with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC, Jamal Kadri and his wife, Kate, knew he would need something to keep him busy, but also help him find meaning in retirement. His wife learned about IVC, and Jamal joined the Corps in the...

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.

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

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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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