Ismaili Volunteer Corps

The Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC) was established over 100 years ago in 1919 to encourage voluntary service with the Jamat. A majority of the activities carried out in the community are achieved through voluntary service.

The Ismaili Centre, London opens as a rapid Covid-19 Testing Centre
The Ismaili Centre, London opens as a rapid Covid-19 Testing Centre
17 March 2021

The Ismaili Centre, London has opened as a new rapid Covid-19 Testing Centre for the Jamat, residents, businesses and visitors from across the borough. 

Trussell Trust Foodbank Drive
Trussell Trust Foodbank Drive
10 March 2021

In December, Ismaili CIVIC Brighton partnered with The Trussell Trust and The Whitehawk Foodbank to collect donations of non-perishable food items such as rice, pasta and tinned food to support the homeless and vulnerable in the city.

Supporting those at risk of hunger across the UK
Supporting those at risk of hunger across the UK
10 March 2021

The Shia Ismaili Muslim community in the UK has joined forces with food charity FareShare to provide essential meal supplies for disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the UK.

Season’s Greetings - Ismaili CIVIC, South London
Season’s Greetings - Ismaili CIVIC, South London
16 February 2021

At the end of 2020, Ismaili CIVIC South London teamed up with local schools, Baitul Ilm, nurseries, churches and community groups to design and deliver more than 17,000 personalised Christmas cards.

Smile through Art 2020
Smile through Art 2020
16 February 2021

Ismaili CIVIC UK, Spectrum Consortium and AKYSB’s heARTspace collaborated on a joint mission late 2020, to bring a smile to the faces of care home residents and workers.

Sale Salvation Army Present Appeal - Ismaili CIVIC, Manchester
Sale Salvation Army Present Appeal - Ismaili CIVIC, Manchester
16 February 2021

In November, Ismaili CIVIC Manchester donated 275 gifts to Sale Salvation Army, as part of their Present Appeal. These presents were donated on behalf of Manchester Jamat.

i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
30 May 2019

Over the years, Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of civil society and of contributing towards the wellbeing of our communities. The iCERV programme in the UK has demonstrated that this ethic is very much alive within our Jamat.

i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
30 May 2019

Over the years, Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of civil society and of contributing towards the wellbeing of our communities. The iCERV programme in the UK has demonstrated that this ethic is very much alive within our Jamat.

The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
15 August 2018

The i-CERV initiative was launched in the United Kingdom jurisdiction Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee year with a great sense of excitement. i-CERV — Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering — is a programme first established in the United States, with a mission to offer its members an opportunity to serve the wider communities in which they reside.

The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
The inaugural i-CERV weekend saw Ismailis from across the UK volunteer at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, park clean-ups, and training sessions for the aged.
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
i-CERV programme illustrates UK Jamat’s contribution to the wider community
15 August 2018

The i-CERV initiative was launched in the United Kingdom jurisdiction Jamat during the Diamond Jubilee year with a great sense of excitement. i-CERV — Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering — is a programme first established in the United States, with a mission to offer its members an opportunity to serve the wider communities in which they reside.

Jahanara Mirzai was motivated to volunteer after her experience serving during the Golden Jubilee
Jahanara Mirzai was motivated to volunteer after her experience serving during the Golden Jubilee
Volunteering around the clock in the United Kingdom jurisdiction
Volunteering around the clock in the United Kingdom jurisdiction
22 June 2018

With Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit quickly approaching, thousands of volunteers are working all hours, preparing to host Jamats from Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and across the UK.

The Ismaili volunteer team took charge of the Water Station at Mile 20, handing out hydration and plenty of encouragement to runners as they passed a critical junction along the course.
The Ismaili volunteer team took charge of the Water Station at Mile 20, handing out hydration and plenty of encouragement to runners as they passed a critical junction along the course.
UK Ismaili volunteers help marathon runners get to the finish line
UK Ismaili volunteers help marathon runners get to the finish line
5 May 2011

Thirty Ismaili volunteers extended a hand of friendship and support – and many bottles of water – to some 8 000 runners at the 2011 Brighton Marathon. The event was an opportunity to get involved and give back to the wider community.

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