Ignatian Volunteer Corps Philadelphia/South Jersey
John W. Green, Director
IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey
Stories from Philadelphia/South Jersey
IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey partner agency, Faith Food and Friends, run by Old St. Joseph’s church in Philadelphia, was recently featured in an article on CatholicPhilly.com highlighting all the great work they and Ignatian Volunteer Corps members do for their community. Take a look at the article below and click the link at the bottom to read the whole piece!
Needs exceed resources. That’s a fact of life. On a personal level, there’s never time enough to pursue every worthy activity, nor money enough to support every deserving charity. So, how do we decide?
After retiring from a career in the creative arts as artistic director of Philadelphia’s Beacon Theater Productions, Georgina Dietz was not certain what was next.
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — “I have spent most of my career, about 40 years, in higher education,” said Jane Seaberg. “And I really wanted an active retirement that I would continue to grow intellectually, socially and spiritually.”
Many IVC volunteers want to work with organizations that provide direct service to individuals, but for others, their IVC commitment is a chance to be part of an effort to change the system itself. Tom Volkert, for example, moved from a volunteer hospital ministry to...
Why join IVC when you could just go volunteer someplace? The answer to that question was on full display during September’s retreat at A.D.R.O.P. (Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor, an IVC placement in South Philadelphia), when 22 members of our Corps...
IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Member Profile: Peter Matthews, Delaware County Literacy Council Not every IVC volunteer commitment ends up being virtually a second career. However, Peter Matthews’ 16 years at Delaware County Literacy Council has made him an integral...
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Finding God Abiding, the new book by Philadelphia author and friend of IVC Christine Marie Eberle!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations, but the constant cycle of recruiting, scheduling and orienting newcomers can be a challenge to forward momentum. Similarly, for many individuals seeking to donate their time and talent, it’s not enough to fill a slot on a schedule; they long to contribute in meaningful ways.
In the midst of the civic unrest and anxiety about the coronavirus, we can lose sight of the ongoing crisis of food insecurity. Defined as “the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources,” Katie Fitzgerald, Chief...