Thursday, September 2, 2010
Nationwide Catholic Volunteer Organization For People Aged 50 and Older To Be Discussed on CatholicTV
On September 17, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.
IVC is a unique volunteer organization which matches up volunteers aged 50 and older with non-profit organizations which serve the materially poor.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of IVC is its spiritual support program which involves keeping a journal, one-on-one meetings to discuss spiritual reflection and meaning of the volunteer work, and monthly meetings with a community of volunteers.
Virginia Parker and Lara Herosy will both appear on This is the Day. Virginia is a volunteer with IVC and Lara is the Director of Catholic Charities’ English Transcultural Center (Boston), which partners with IVC. At the English Transcultural Center, volunteers help teach English to new immigrants.
This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM.
Jim Conroy S.J. and Charlie Costello S.J. launched IVC In response to both the growing retired and semi-retired community in the U.S. and the desire of mature adults to express their faith in the light of Vatican II, IVC began in September 1995 with eleven Ignatian Volunteers in three cities (Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C.). Ignatian Volunteers began by serving children and adults in need and reflecting together on their service experiences. Today, IVC has almost 300 volunteers working in 15 regions across the country. More information on IVC can be found at http://www.ivcusa.org/index.html