Eileen Shirey serves the IVC Albany community as a Spiritual Reflector. Eileen was part of the team that provided the firm foundation that led to the approval of IVC Albany as a region in 2019. Since then, Eileen serves as a Spiritual Reflector to plan the monthly spiritual program for the IVC Albany community. Eileen and her husband Dick live in Watervliet and are parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Albany.
Meet Members: Anne & Matt Baas
Our initial experience with service came to us in 2004 when Anne had heard of the Court Appointed Special Advocate “CASA” program in the Tampa/Clearwater area in Florida. Since Matt had just retired from a full-time consulting engagement, Anne encouraged him to look into CASA.
After almost two years of planning and preparation today, IVC is proud to launch
‘Imagine IVC,’ IVC’s formal Vision and Planning Process. We invite you to join us in co-creating a vision and plan for the future of IVC.
Needs exceed resources. That’s a fact of life. On a personal level, there’s never time enough to pursue every worthy activity, nor money enough to support every deserving charity. So, how do we decide?
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 lVC members 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 lVC service corps member.
Find IVC in Your Region
Regional Directors and Coordinators administer the local IVC program in their geographic area. They recruit and place new IVC members, spiritual reflectors, and social service partner agencies. If you don’t see your area listed, we would love to have you join our Virtual program, where you can serve from anywhere!
We invite you to join us and Jim Conroy, SJ co-founder of IVC as he offers a Mass of Gratitude from the Loyola on the Potomac Retreat Center in Southern Maryland on December 3rd at 4:00 pm Eastern Time. Send your intentions to include in this Mass. Please send them to...
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