Who are Ignatians West volunteers?
Women and men, 50 years of age and over, with time and a desire to help others, a willingness to reflect on their service with a community of volunteers and an interest in spirituality and social justice.
When do Ignatians West volunteers serve?
Ignatians West Volunteers serve one or two days a week from September through June. They also meet monthly to engage in serious reflection in the Ignatian tradition about their service experience. This program of reflection offers volunteers the opportunity to deepen their commitment to service with others and their own spirituality.
What do Ignatians West volunteers do?
They tutor children, distribute food and clothing, welcome and counsel hospital patients and their families, offer administrative help to schools or parishes, coach sports, teach art and music and generally help in any way they are needed.
Are agencies charged for a volunteer's service?
No, Ignatians West's goal is to match volunteers to every agency requesting a volunteer and no longer requires partnership fees. Consistent with the Jesuits West Province's vision of collaboration, we encourage donations from our partner agencies (non-profits) that benefit from the service of an Ignatians West volunteer.