Welcome to IVC San Diego

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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.

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IVC San Diego community on retreat January 2017 at Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside, CA. Photo was taken by retreat leader Fr. Bob Fambrini, SJ.

The IVC of San Diego is one of 18 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.

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.

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 Members

Gil Gentile, SJ

Rosemary Johnston

Pablo Maldonado

Mike McColloch

Mary McGroarty

Mary Meissner

Barbara Menard

Kent Peters

Martha Ranson

Anne Wente, RSCJ

Emil Wick

Plan to Join Us! The 2017 Evening of Gratitude – Della Strada Award Presentation is set for Saturday, April 29, 2017 –  University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The evening opens at 5 pm with a special Mass celebrated in Founders Chapel.  The reception honoring this year’s Della Strada Awardee, Nativity Prep will follow at 6 pm.

For more information contact:

Margot Meier Howard, Regional Director

mhoward@ivcusa.org    619.316.8520