Since 2001, Ignatian Volunteers have worked in service sites in Detroit, Pontiac and Ann Arbor, assisting people who are in need. They volunteer at agencies that serve those who are homeless, tutor children, provide adult GED programs, support children and their families while hospitalized, work with immigrants, and reach out to families who need food, clothing or other resources. Just this year volunteers have partnered with organizations to provide over 5,500 hours of service to the poor.
IVC Volunteers share in a strong community. Volunteers gather monthly to pray together, share their service experiences, come together for a meal, and discuss a book on a social justice, spirituality or theology theme. Every month volunteers meet with a Spiritual Reflector to discuss how working with the poor has had an impact on their own faith journey. Volunteers also build community and experience God’s presence in their lives by gathering for an overnight retreat and for a day of prayer and reflection.