Ignatian Volunteers serve those struggling with poverty in 17 regions of the country. Each Volunteer brings his or her life skills, education, professional background, and training to their work, transforming lives. Volunteers commit to serve one- or two-days a week as health care professionals, teachers, social workers, job trainers, teachers, and more, in direct service to the poor. They also work in indirect service, coaching executive directors of community nonprofits, providing financial, human resources, administrative, and fundraising support to organizations to increase efficiency and expand the capacity of organizations serving the poor.
During the 2015-2016 service year, over 500 Ignatian Volunteers served in over 300 partner agencies. They touched the lives of over 90,000 people across the country.
IVC is poised to grow into new regions – two are on track to open within this year in Milwaukee and Scranton – and IVC is experiencing growth within its existing regions. This growth expands IVC’s impact in reducing poverty in communities across the country.