IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey recruits and supports committed, competent, and caring Ignatian Volunteers for community programs serving vulnerable populations throughout the region. Volunteers work two days a week at partner agencies offering direct service to children, families, and adults who are materially poor.
In the City of Brotherly Love, Ignatian Volunteers take the human contact and relationship aspect of their work very seriously.
“It has changed me,” said one volunteer. “You get a satisfaction when you’re helping people. It makes me appreciate the things I have and it gives me more energy to give back where I can make a difference.”
Ignatian Volunteers at the June Day of Reflection
Father Dan Ruff, SJ, pastor of Old St. Joseph’s Church in Old City (far left), led the closing liturgy for the Day of Reflection for the IVC Philadelphia /South Jersey group on June 25, 2012 at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA. Almost 80% of the group attended.