Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Welcome to IVC San Diego

Directors of Works, including the IVC Director of the San Diego Region, Margot Howard met with Father General Arturo Sosa in Los Angeles to share information on our specific ministries within the Jesuits West Province.

We invite you to take some time from your day to listen to Fr. General Sosa speak and answer questions about how we may actualize the Universal Apostolic Preferences, especially now in this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Lives are transformed when Volunteers are connected to organizations that welcome their talents and experience. Together we address the greatest social needs of our time.

The IVC of San Diego is one of 21 regions served throughout the United States. Working in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, Ignatian Volunteers engage in meaningful work with far reaching benefits for the community.

Bishop John P. Dolan, recipient of the 2018 Della Strada Award, speaks at the annual Evening of Gratitude.

The number of volunteers in San Diego is growing. You will find IVC Volunteers orienting newly arrived refugees to life in the United Sates, assisting homeless individuals in taking steps towards self-sufficiency, ensuring food is provided for those who are hungry, tutoring youth, providing companionship for those suffering debilitating illness and respite for their families, and more. Volunteers become integral to the ability of our partner agencies to address the ever increasing demands in our community.

If you are a mature, retired or semi-retired man or woman called to serve your community, we invite you to volunteer with IVC San Diego.

Applications are accepted at any time for qualified persons willing to commit to a regular schedule of one or two days a week. The IVC service years runs from September through June, however many current volunteers choose to include the summer months in their volunteer plan.

Terrie Teegarden enjoys gathering with her fellow San Diego regional volunteers.

We invite you to respond to the call and explore an opportunity through IVC. The Regional Director will meet with you to discuss your interests, your talents, experience and work preferences.  You will learn what the current needs of IVC sponsoring agencies are, and about the availability of volunteer openings in our service sites.

IVC Volunteers are supported in their service journey and Christian faith by a unique reflection program which is rooted in the Jesuit tradition of Ignatian spirituality By contributing skills and life experiences to those in need, IVC volunteers improve our San Diego community and create a more just society.

Members of the San Diego Regional Advisory Committee, volunteers too, thank those Volunteers engaged in Direct Service,  our Partner Agencies and our Spiritual Reflector Team members.

Regional  Advisory Committee Member, Barbara Menard and Regional Advisory Chair, Emil Wick

Regional Advisory Committee Members

  • Lisa DuMolt
  • Adrienne Finley
  • Gil Gentile, SJ
  • Mike McColloch
  • Mary Meissner
  • Barbara Menard
  • Neil Quinn
  • Anne Wente, RCSJ
  • Emil Wick

For information please contact:

Margot Meier Howard,  Director
San Diego IVC Region
619-316-8520 or mhoward@ivcusa.org

Your organization is invited to partner with IVC!