“Our partnership with IVC has been a tremendous blessing to Friendship Place. We’d be hard-pressed to find a volunteer with (Tom’s) level of expertise elsewhere, and we couldn’t afford to pay for the help he gives us. His contribution helps us serve more than 400 homeless men and women a year on a shoestring budget.”
Exec. Director, Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place
Nonprofit organizations require more help than ever as people turn to them for support. While the need is great, funding for qualified staff is tight. Ignatian Volunteers help organizations stretch their budgets to serve more people in need.
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps partners with community organizations, agencies and programs that we call “Service Sites.” These sites are nonprofit works that are interested in obtaining an Ignatian Volunteer to serve with them 2 days a week (or the equivalent).
“Successfully running a non-profit these days is a tall order. Finding excellent talent for critical responsibilities is key; and IVC partners provide the contributions we need for a minimal investment on our part. Sarah has taken on a significant role in healthcare for two days a week and allows us budget to support other staff lines.”
HR Director for an Elder Care Facility
About 90% of Ignatian Volunteers have college degrees, and 60% percent have post-graduate degrees. Some Volunteers use their specialized professional skills (think nursing, teaching, legal work, etc…) while other Volunteers are open to new works, offering themselves to where they are most needed and using their transferable skills for the mission of the Service Site. Along with their wealth of knowledge and experience, they also bring new energy and enthusiasm to their volunteer work.
It is not uncommon for a Service Site to request additional Ignatian Volunteers after its first year as an IVC partner. IVC recruits year-round for new Volunteers.
Interested in exploring how an IVC Volunteer/Partner can contribute to the success of your organization in Milwaukee?
We’d love to schedule a meeting at your convenience to discuss possibilities which work best with your organization. Contact us today.