Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Becoming an Ignatian Volunteer

Hear from our volunteers about serving with IVC

For Those Who Answer the Call

There are three areas of significant commitment made by Ignatian Volunteers:

  • Serving 8 or 16 hrs per week at a local nonprofit agency serving the poor or the environment from Sep-Jun
  • Deepening your walk with God through reading, group spirituality and one-on-one spiritual reflection
  • Sharing in fellowship with the volunteer community in meals, monthly meetings, retreats and socials

The Benefits

For all that is given, IVC’ s support program aims to help our volunteers find God in their service experience and fellowship with each other, through gospel values and the spiritual wisdom of St Ignatius of Loyola.

  • Help to draw closer to Christ and more clearly sense God in others, and the ways God calls one to use their skills and experience.
  • Formation in Ignatian spirituality and poverty awareness through readings, discussions, featured speakers and retreat leaders.
  • Getting connected to the agency most in need of one’s personal gifts for an impactful service experience.
  • Support/friendship in two communities – where one serves and within the IVC corps.


The New Volunteer Journey

1. Don’t put off answering God’s call to service! Contact us.
2. Meet the Region Director and see if IVC sounds right for you.
3. Complete an application and background check.
4. Discern with the IVC team what work God might have for you to do.

5. Complete Safe Environment training.
6. Preliminarily select an agency assignment after interviewing one or more agencies. Schedule weekly work hours that meet both your and the agency’s needs.
7. Serve 8 or 16 hrs per week for a 3-6 week probationary period.
8. Agree to serve the remaining program year or return to interviewing.