Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Stories and News

Peggy and Christi serve at Our Lady’s Inn. Read this story published on the UCS Jesuits webpage.


Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Instruments of Peace

In June of 2019 the Ignatian Volunteer Corps was selected by the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ St. Francis Community Services agency to be the recipients of the Instruments of Peace Award.  The award was presented to current and former members of the IVC community in June.  IVC members volunteer at two sites within the St. Francis Community Services agencies: the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry and Southside Community Services.

2017 – Employment Connection Awards IVC Service Corps Member

IVC St. Louis Service Corps Member Jim Owens received the 2017 “Volunteer of the Year” Award from Employment Connection.   Employment Connection (EC) provides career readiness classes and opportunities to those in St. Louis with limited career opportunities. Their services have been especially appreciated by those in transition and re-entering our community after incarceration.

Jim joined IVC St. Louis in 2008 and is one of our first St. Louis members.  He has been a dedicated volunteer at several agencies and with EC for the last three years.  Jim’s many years of human resources background and experiences have been very helpful in assisting clients with job preparation, interviewing skills and referrals.  In addition, Jim has been a very active and committed member of the IVC community, always willing to pitch in and help where needed.

Congratulations to Jim for his generosity and for your many years of service and dedication to the staff and clients of Employment Connection and to your IVC community!