Ignatian Volunteer Corps
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC). IVC partners with nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving those on the margins of society. The IVC difference is that it engages volunteers “50 and better” to apply the knowledge, skills, and experience they acquired during their careers to building the capacity of nonprofits. Volunteers commit to one or two days of service per week over the course of ten months. Not only does IVC provide training and support to its service corps members, it fosters community-building among volunteers and creates opportunities for spiritual reflection. In short, IVC is a natural extension of careers spent contributing to the Jesuit mission and ministry.
IVC chapters across the country are led by regional directors, who identify partner agencies, determine the needs to be met, and facilitate the match between volunteers and partners.
We learned from our survey of retirees that many of you were interested in opportunities to mentor current students at Georgetown. We have been seeking possibilities for you. Here is the first one:
Serve as a Fulbright Mentor!
Each year, the Center for Research & Fellowships has the exciting opportunity to work with many graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni who are applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (new window)! This past year, Georgetown was the top-producing institution for this Fulbright program (new window).
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