Welcome to IVC Minneapolis/St. Paul

Welcome to the Ignatian Volunteer Corps Twin Cities homepage! We are delighted that you have found us and are interested in learning more about our community and the opportunities we offer.

As a community of men and women who have completed their primary careers and are seeking meaningful opportunities to serve others, we are committed to responding to the needs of our local community through service and advocacy. We are inspired by the Jesuit values of social justice, spirituality, and community, and we strive to live out these values in all that we do.

Through our service placements, retreats, and other community-building activities, we hope to deepen our spirituality, broaden our perspectives, and build relationships with others who share our commitment to making a positive difference in the world. We welcome individuals of all faiths and backgrounds to join us in this important work.

Thank you for visiting our homepage, and we invite you to explore our site to learn more about who we are and how you can get involved.

To me, the faith-centered service of the IVC volunteers is a manifestation of the Second Commandment. This is ‘to love your neighbor as you love yourself’ in action, and it doesn’t get any better than that.

On March 21, 2023 IVC supporter and spiritual reflector Rev. James Martin, S.J hosted our Virtual Information Session. Watch now!


Robert Hobbins Community Service Award

ACT Center for Disability Leadership was awarded the 2021 Hobbins Awardfor Community Service through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) of the Twin Cities.  “In grateful appreciation for commitment to empower people with disabilities to speak for themselves, take control of their lives and lead the movement for equal rights for people with disabilities.”  ACT Center for Disability Leadership was nominated by IVC Twin Cities service corps members Bob Mendenhall, Colleen Curran, John Kleweno and Michele Gersich.  “It’s been a real privilege to volunteer with ACT Center” said Gersich.  “The work we do is all about bolstering self-empowerment.  It’s about supporting people on their journey to live the lives they want and deserve.”