We are thrilled to welcome five professional volunteers this school year through the Arrupe Jesuit Volunteer Program, Alum Service Corps Volunteer Program, Ignatian Volunteer Corps & Colorado Vincentian Volunteer Program!
Karina De Jesus
Alum Service Corps (ASC)
The Alum Service Corps offers graduates of Jesuit high schools and Jesuit universities an opportunity to give back in gratitude for their Jesuit education by committing a year of service as faculty members in Jesuit middle or high schools. This year, 16 young men and women are serving at 6 Jesuit schools across the U.S. Central and Southern Province.
Alum Service Corps volunteers serve at Jesuit middle and high schools throughout Denver, Kansas City, and St. Louis. Members of ASC live in community, commit to growth in the Ignatian tradition, and serve their students out of gratitude for their Jesuit education.
Typically, ASC volunteers teach two or three sections in an area of competence and immerse themselves throughout the life of the school: coaching, tutoring, club moderating, service programs, campus ministry, and driving. ASC volunteers support students from a unique position and offer them a model of the Graduate at Graduation.
Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV)
The Colorado Vincentian Volunteers are a community of faith and action that responds to the Gospel call in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. They are young men and women, ages 22-30, who serve the elderly, homeless, developmentally disabled, troubled youth and those who are poor. The year-long program offers an opportunity for spiritual, emotional, professional growth, and a way of discerning and living one’s Christian vocation.
Get to know more about the program, or apply to join, through the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers website!
Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC)
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) connects men and women with community partner organizations in order to offer their professional talents and experience in service to the materially poor or with organizations addressing the social structures affiliated with the materially poor. The volunteers are typically retired professionals, aged 50 or better, with well-developed skills and a continuing desire to apply those skills in service to their community. Besides the benefit of working with a purpose, IVC volunteers receive the benefit of reflection guidance, using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Volunteers distill the intrinsic value of their work and talents through interactions with individuals at their placement site. The reflection component — a unique aspect of the IVC structure — enables volunteers to identify the manifestation of Christ through these face-to-face interactions. The combination of interaction and reflection centers volunteer and allows them to continue to grow as a manifestation of Christ, also.