Welcome to IVC New England

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Thank you for checking out IVC New England’s home page.  Please be sure to click on the Program Details page to learn more about becoming an Ignatian Volunteer and how we’re taking steps to reach out to the poor and marginalized in New England.

IVC New England Volunteers at Day of Reflection, September 2013

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) opened its New England Region in January, 2009. The first Ignatian Volunteers were 11 men and women from assorted walks of life and different educational backgrounds, looking to put their life experiences, talents and time at the disposal of the poor in Boston, Worcester, and Providence, and surrounding communities.

In 2014-2015, 34 women and men are serving in diverse neighborhoods in  Boston,  Lawrence, Quincy, Brockton, Worcester, Providence and Pawtucket. These volunteers are supported by one another and by “spiritual reflectors” whose task is to help the volunteers look at their service and to reflect upon its deeper meaning for themselves and for those whom they serve.

New England Ignatian Volunteers teach, mentor and support students in college exploration; work with potentially homeless elders; co-ordinate volunteers who work in direct service; help in soup kitchens and food pantries; educate and locate resources for adult students and immigrants; offer administrative support to non-profit staff; assist with fundraising; assist in parish ministry and outreach; work with developmentally delayed children; and much more.

Want to know more?

We have a new regional newsletter: Making A Difference

 

IVC New England is in the news!

Ignatian Volunteer Cristina Nelson works to provide dignified housing to homeless individuals at Hearth, Inc.  Read this article where she shares a client’s emotional response to this generosity in The Boston Pilot.

Who knew so many Holy Cross grads were part of IVC? Numerous alumni speak to their experience with IVC in the Winter 2012 edition of Holy Cross Magazine in a feature article: “Living the Mission.” In 2013–2014, seven Holy Cross grads are volunteering in IVC New England.

There is a wonderful article in the Rhode Island Catholic featuring Ignatian Volunteer Larry Loh.

And an article in Jesuit Magazine spotlighting our volunteers and reflectors working in the New England, New York and Maryland Jesuit Provinces.

 

If you would like more information on the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, or would like to volunteer or support our volunteer program in New England, please contact regional director Dave Hinchen via email or at 617-571-3838.