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Ignatian Volunteer Corps

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps® (IVC) provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time.

IVC works in partnership with hundreds of community partner organizations. These nonprofit organizations provide Ignatian Volunteers with substantive work to serve individuals who have slipped through this country’s safety net. And hundreds of community organizations are on waiting lists to get an Ignatian Volunteer.

Volunteers are strengthened in their Christian faith by IVC’s unique spiritual reflection program, which is rooted in the Jesuit tradition of Ignatian spirituality.  By contributing their leadership skills and life experience into service, IVC volunteers improve their communities and create a more just society.

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What’s New?

IVC Launches New Region in Atlanta IVC is most pleased to announce the opening of a new IVC regional office in Atlanta, Georgia!  Since the Executive Committee of the National Board approved the establishment of the regional office, the momentum in Atlanta continues to build.  Immediately after the region’s approval, IVC Atlanta... Read more»

Here's what others have to say about IVC.

IVC is one of the truly great blessings of my life. I can volunteer anywhere, but when I volunteer through IVC, I not only get an opportunity to serve the poor, but an adventure in pursuing the enrichment of my spiritual life.” –Rich Pozdol, Chicago
 
We are grateful for Nick's presence among us and know that his help is a catalyst for change and for hope in the lives of the young men entrusted to us.” –Brother Thomas Casey, FSC Executive Director of The De La Salle School, New York

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Transformed by His Love: Jay’s Story

Jay Burke is a first year Ignatian Volunteer who serves as Associate Coordinator for the Ignatian Spirituality Project in Boston. Before joining IVC, Jay had a 30-year career in marketing for community banks, and then began a second career in bereavement counseling for hospice patients after completing a program in Clinical Pastoral Education.  “My work... Read more »
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