Stories from San Diego

by | Sep 14, 2021

IVC Names New Director in San Diego

IVC Names New Director in San Diego

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps announces the appointment of Curran Gaughan as Director for its San Diego Region. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) harnesses the expertise of individuals over 50 who have the passion and commitment to direct their attention to issues...

From “Let Me Do It” to “Let Me Listen”

From “Let Me Do It” to “Let Me Listen”

Jim Fleming is a “get it done” kind of guy. After a career in the finance industry, this ex-Marine was eager to make a difference as a new member of the IVC Northeastern PA region. The “let me do it” job at St. Francis of Assisi Client Choice Food Pantry he took on in...

Frontline to Online:  Volunteering in the Time of COVID

Frontline to Online: Volunteering in the Time of COVID

Barbara Flynn loved her IVC placement in Chicago. From 2017 through 2019, this former librarian served two days a week at Accolade Adult Day Care, companioning people with dementia. A move back to Southern California in late 2019 had her seek out the IVC San Diego regional office, and she began 2020 eager to find a new social service agency placement. Then came the stop sign that is the COVID-19 pandemic!

Volunteer’s Unplanned Retirement Leads to Life of Gratitude

Volunteer’s Unplanned Retirement Leads to Life of Gratitude

Bob Greenwell is a planner. He worked hard at his accounting job for 40 years, planned how he and his wife would raise their family of six children, and mapped out his retirement. What he didn’t plan was what he’d do after he retired. “I thought I’d get up late, watch...

A Tradition of Ignatian Service and Spirituality: IVC and JVC

A Tradition of Ignatian Service and Spirituality: IVC and JVC

by Catherine Albornoz As we embark on a new year of service in September, we recognize all those in the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and our partners in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, with our shared mission of service and spirituality, at different stages of life.  This...

A Mother and Daughter Who Inspire Each Other to Service

“My daughter Erin inspired me to get involved with what I’m doing now,” says Julie Bishop, an Ignatian Volunteer in San Diego.  “When she started with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after college, it was difficult for me to think of her living in the inner city...