Education is Essential

COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

Saint Ignatius High School

Alumni Discernment and Volunteer Program

Considering a year of service at your Alma Mater? Learn more about this special program for young alumni that includes volunteer service, professional development, and free Ohio City living.

Ever want to return to Saint Ignatius? Consider the Alumni Discernment and Volunteer Program! With free Ohio City living, professional development opportunities, networking events, and the support of the Saint Ignatius community, young alumni have used this year of service to set themselves up for success early in their careers. 

For more than 20 years, the ADVP has allowed recent college graduates to return to Cleveland and reconnect with the local community. Participants receive opportunities for personal and professional development and the support of the Jesuit community on campus.

Steps to Becoming an Alumni Volunteer
1. Read about the program online
2. Contact program director John Gill '97 to learn more via phone call or email
3. Complete the ADVP application
4. Formal interview on-campus or via phone
5. Acceptance. Welcome back to your Alma Mater!

Benefits of the Program 

  • Live for free in Ohio City, right next to campus--includes monthly stipend (Check out the house)
  • Weekly professional development opportunities 
  • Special assistance networking with Saint Ignatius alumni and complimentary invitations to alumni events
  • Guidance for pursuing grad school, law school, med school, etc.
  • Time to pursue personal interests, shadowing, and the job search 
  • Personal and faith formation available as desired
  • Give back to current Saint Ignatius students as a mentor, role model and moderator
  • Reconnect with former teachers as your new colleagues
  • Weekly dinners and fellowship at the Jesuit Residence

Roles of the Alumni Volunteer 

  • Assist with coordination of the Saint Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry
  • Moderate 2-3 Arrupe after-school programs 
  • Drive Sophomore Service students to their sites 
  • Participate in Christian Action Team meetings and major initiatives, such as the Rini Family Christmas Food Drive 
  • Weekly dinners at the Jesuit Residence

2020-2021 Alumni Volunteers

  • Aaron Calton '10
  • Richard Dempsey '16
  • Nick Eaton '14
  • Nick Tarnowski '15

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more about ADVP, please contact John Gill ’97

Apply Today!

Program Director

Apply Today

Use the form below to complete an application for the Alumni Discernment and Volunteer Program. You will then be contacted by John Gill '97 to set up an interview.