Volunteer

IFC began as a volunteer-run organization in 1963, and volunteers now contribute more than 43,000 hours every year. To put that number in perspective, our volunteers work more hours than our full-time staff!  

IFC offers a variety of rewarding opportunities that require different commitments. For volunteers who fill regular weekly or monthly shifts for positions that require a degree of training, we look for months of commitment at a time. There are also opportunities for one-time or regular-but-shorter-term volunteering to benefit our members and residents.


Administrative Office

Finance and Operations Assistant: IFC’s Administrative Office is looking for a Finance and Operations Assistant! The duties involve very detailed data entry and various administrative duties – no answering phones or emails!  It’s a great chance for someone to learn what goes on behind the scenes in the daily operations of a non-profit organization.  We request a reliable and dedicated volunteer who can make at least a six-month commitment.  While the schedule is flexible, the office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. To keep operations flowing smoothly, a consistent weekly schedule is ideal. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Tara Stephenson, Finance and Operations Associate, at tstephenson@ifcmailbox.org   

Event Cooks (aka Snack Fairies): Join a free flowing group that requires no meetings!  As part of this team, you sign up to prepare and deliver light snacks and beverages for a variety of IFC meetings. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Kristin Lavergne, Community Services Director, at klavergne@ifcmailbox.org     

 

IFC @ SECU Community House: Shelter for Men

Receptionists: We are looking for Receptionists at Community House!  This volunteer position entails monitoring who is coming in and out of the building, directing those people to the appropriate areas of the building, answering the phone, organizing donations, and unlocking computer areas and rooms for residents. We require a three-month commitment and a consistent weekly schedule. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Megan Raymond, Community House Program Manager, at mraymond@ifcmailbox.org    

Meal Groups: Community House is looking for meal groups to share cooking with our shelter residents! You can cook purchased food off-site then bring it in to set up and serve, or you can coordinate with staff to cook together at our kitchen, set up and serve. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Mary Ann Dyson, Kitchen Coordinator, at mdyson@ifcmailbox.org

 

HomeStart: Shelter for Women and Families

Receptionists/Office Assistants: HomeStart is looking for Receptionists/Office Assistants to assist the staff with a variety of duties, including answering the phone, taking donations, fulfilling resident requests, record keeping, and other odd jobs.  We prefer shifts of two or more hours between 9:00am and 1:00pm, two days per week.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Rhonda Lee, HomeStart Staff, at hs-staff@ifcmailbox.org

Meal Groups: HomeStart is looking for meal groups to share cooking with our shelter residents! You can cook purchased food off-site then bring it in to set up and serve, or you can coordinate with staff to cook together at our kitchen, set up and serve. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Rhonda Lee, HomeStart Staff, at hs-staff@ifcmailbox.org

 

Community Kitchen

Community Kitchen Meal Groups:  The Community Kitchen is looking for Meal Groups. You can cook purchased food off-site then bring it in to set up and serve, or you can coordinate with staff to cook together at our kitchen, set up and serve.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Bill Culton, Community Kitchen Manager, at bculton@ifcmailbox.org

     

Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance      

Member Interviewers The Food Pantry is looking for Member Interviewers. Duties include interviewing members to assess immediate need and future plans; distributing food, clothing and/or health care items; and referring members to other IFC programs and available community resources. Two weekly shifts are currently open: Monday 9-12 and Friday 9-12.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Kristin Lavergne, Community Services Director, at klavergne@ifcmailbox.org  

Receptionists: The Food Pantry is looking for receptionists! Duties include answering the telephone, recording messages and transferring calls, greeting visitors and members, managing the reception area, and performing light clerical duties. Two weekly shifts are currently available: Monday 1 pm-5 pm and Friday 1 pm-5 pm.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Kristin Lavergne, Community Services Director, at klavergne@ifcmailbox.org

Project Rush Hour (UNC-Chapel Hill Students):  PRH volunteers allow us to provide emergency assistance during hours that are convenient for members who work or have other obligations during the day.  Two weekly shifts are currently open: Tuesdays 4-5:30 or Wednesdays 4-5:30pm. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Kristin Lavergne, Community Services Director, at klavergne@ifcmailbox.org     

For group volunteer opportunities other than those listed above and any other questions, please contact volunteer@ifcmailbox.org

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!