Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Welcome to IVC San Diego

IVC is a unique national non-profit organization providing men and women age 50 and better with meaningful opportunities to serve others. IVC also provides membership in a faith-sharing community united by a desire for spiritual development in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Ignatian Volunteers have been serving the San Diego community since 2001.

Lives are transformed when Ignatian Volunteers are connected to organizations that welcome their talents and experience. Together we address the greatest social needs of our time. Service Corps members become integral to the ability of our partner agencies to address the ever increasing demands in our community.

IVC San Diego is one of 18 regions operating throughout the United States. Working in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, Ignatian Volunteers utilize their inherent gifts and acquired skills to provide hope and stability to those marginalized by the economic and political realities impacting their lives.

Corps Member Terrie Teegarden, along with therapy dog Star, tutor students in math

If you are retired, semi-retired, or nearing retirement and feel called to serve your community, we invite you to volunteer with IVC San Diego. You can view our list of Open & Filled Volunteer Positions 2024-2025.

Please reach out to Curran Gaughan, Regional Director, at 858-822-9814 or cgaughan@ivcusa.org if you have questions or are interested in applying.

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.  

IVC’s communal and spiritual experiences set it apart from other volunteer opportunities. Transformation occurs for Ignatian Volunteers when they serve others and take time to reflect and share with each other about their service experiences.

We also value and welcome those whose spiritual journey is influenced by other traditions and practices. We believe that richness in community comes from the sharing of diverse spiritual beliefs and practices.

IVC Members gather for the annual retreat in 2024

IVC San Diego in the news:

The Southern Cross – 11/1/21:

Click here to read: “Ignatian Volunteers pair service with spiritual life”

San Diego Union-Tribune / RB News Journal – 7/13/22:

Click here to read: “Expanding the Ignatian Volunteer Corps”

Live Local, Give Local Podcast – 2/4/23:

Click here to listen: HandsOn San Diego and Ignatian Volunteer Corps Connect Invaluable Volunteers to Non-Profits