Service.  Community.  Reflection.

"We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves."

Pope Francis

Our Mission

Ignatians West transforms lives by supporting nonprofit agencies that assist people who are poor or marginalized through the service and companionship of mature adults 50+ who are available to share their experience and talent in meaningful part time volunteer positions and reflect on their encounters in the Ignatian tradition.


California Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Justice


CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates

Catholic Charities, LA

Habitat for Humanity

House of Yahweh

Loyola High School

Many Meals, Camarillo

The Christopher's

St. Bernard High School


Bresee Foundation


St. Camillus Catholic Center

St. Hilary Parish

St. John’s Regional Medical Center

St. Mary’s Academy

St. Margaret’s Center

St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy

St. Mary Magdalen School

Verbum Dei High School

Dolores Mission School

The Center at Blessed Sacrament

Resurrection School

St. Luke’s Shower Program, Long Beach

Angel Interfaith Network

Brothers' Helpers

St. Anastasia School, Adeste After School Program

Divine Savior School

National Alliance on Mental Illness

St. Ignatius Parish

Partner Agencies

Ignatians West volunteers serve throughout the greater Los Angeles area with our partner agencies

Volunteer Testimonials

I have been inspired by the other volunteers' work carried on in a true Christian spirit of love and giving. 

Bob Mallano

I have learned that we are all God's creatures - that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. 

Terry O'Donnell

I love that this group strengthens me in my spiritual journey. There is so much wisdom and faith in our meetings.

Lisa Pound

Working in the spiritual care community is so enlightening. I am improving my ability to see with the eyes of my heart. 

Mary Ann Bognar