IVC Cincinnati Stories of Service

Decades of Experience Making a Difference in Cincinnati

Decades of Experience Making a Difference in Cincinnati

When asked to think about servant leaders in my region, the first person who came to mind is Dave Evans, a hero of mine for decades. Dave is the co-founder of Winton Place Youth Center that provides after-school programming for children in the Spring Grove Village...

What do you find challenging about retirement?

by Linda Wihl   When I meet with potential volunteers I become keenly aware of how our culture squanders one of our greatest resources, retirees.   When I ask retirees, “What do you find challenging about retirement?” I hear three common responses: “I miss...

Where Did I See God in my Service Ministry?

by Bill Mackey My service work through IVC is tutoring kindergartners  in the after school program at Winton Hills Academy.  The students and tutors meet three times a week  and work with materials and a curriculum developed to help students increase their reading...

 “It’s Snack Time!”

By Linda Wihl Click for Printable View. I end each tutoring session by yelling, “It’s snack time!” And, if allowed by their tutors children come running to the circle to get a snack. It’s a reward for good work—we operate on the “Little Red Hen” principle: do the work...

Transformed by His Love

“Spiritual retreats ending homelessness” is the tagline of the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP), an IVC partner agency. Ignatian Volunteers serve as Retreat Coordinators in three of ISP’s 24 cities: Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland.ISP’s successful retreat model...

Spotlight on Joan Lee, IVC Cincinnati

“My life has changed for the better with my positive experiences in volunteering with IVC. I wish I had joined earlier!” states Joan Lee, who became an IVC Cincinnati volunteer in 2011. Joan rearranged her other responsibilities, including switching days babysitting...