Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Stories from Philadelphia/South Jersey

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Partner Faith Food and Friends Featured On CatholicPhilly.com

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Partner Faith Food and Friends Featured On CatholicPhilly.com

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!

Alphabet Soup: IVC and the UAPs

Alphabet Soup: IVC and the UAPs

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?

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Member Profile: Tom Volkert, NETWORK

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Member Profile: Tom Volkert, NETWORK

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...

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Begins Its 2022 Program Year!

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Begins Its 2022 Program Year!

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...

For Ignatian volunteers, experience makes the difference

For Ignatian volunteers, experience makes the difference

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.

For when I was hungry…

For when I was hungry…

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...