Mr. Michael J. Goggin, M.A.
Senior Director, National Capital Area
Anna Marie Mason
Partner with IVC National Capital Area
IVC Volunteers are:
Experienced – Ignatian Volunteers have experience in the workplace, are accustomed to resolving problems, interfacing with others, reporting to supervisors and/or supervising others and, most of all, using their life-long talents wisely and effectively.
Committed – Ignatian Volunteers commit to work one or two days a week, ten months of the year, to enhance a partner agency’s mission.
Reliable – Ignatian Volunteers are mature and dependable, allowing them to take on substantial responsibilities.
Supported – IVC provides regular, on-going individual and networking support, which helps volunteers find deeper meaning in their volunteer service and sustains their work.
Ready for an IVC Volunteer?
To maximize the best, and most beautiful, match between a partner agency and Ignatian Volunteer, IVC requires the following:
- Your mission directly serves people who are materially poor or addresses structures causing poverty;
- You provide a job description and opportunity one or two days/week, ten months/year, which uses the Ignatian Volunteer’s skills and experiences;
- You designate a current staff person to orient, support, and supervise the Ignatian Volunteer;
- Your organization’s operational standards demonstrate a deep respect for the dignity of all; and
- Your organization is willing to provide appropriate orientation/trainings, liability coverage, and safety precautions.
Ignatian Volunteers work entirely on a voluntary basis. IVC asks for a financial commitment, an annual, modest partnership fee, for IVC to recruit and form volunteers. The partnership fee helps provide year-round and on-going support to IVC volunteers.