Food, water, clothing, sleep, and shelter are bare necessities for anyone’s survival. For many people, these basic needs can not be met without appealing for the charity of others. Look beyond the cardboard signs you see on the streets and join us as we go deeper in understanding the heartbreaking causes of homelessness and the obstacles that prevent people from moving beyond it.
What a difference a year has made. Last spring, I received information about the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) in an email from the Loyola Alumni Association and was invited to attend an informational meeting at Loyola’s Ignatius Chapel to learn more.
Invisible Words is an exercise in empathy and a public art exhibition featuring a curated collection of signs made by people experiencing homelessness worldwide. The exhibit will premier at Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington DC on March 13, 2022.
IVC is excited about launching this new option and eager to see the potential going forward. Because our members serve virtually, we can partner with nonprofits anywhere in the country or world.
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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