Volunteer

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

IFC offers a variety of rewarding opportunities that require different commitments. Our most pressing needs are listed below.

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 Monica Severino, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@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 the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ifcmailbox.org    

HomeStart: Shelter for Women and Families

Child Care: We are in need of volunteers to supervise and play with the HomeStart children on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm while the parents attend a meeting.  A background check will be required. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ifcmailbox.org.

Meal Groups: HomeStart is looking for individuals or groups to provide meals for our residents.  You can prepare the meal in our kitchen and serve it, bring prepared food to serve, or just drop off the meal for our staff to serve.  Food for 14 women will be needed for each meal. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Rhonda Lee, HomeStart Staff, at hs-staff@ifcmailbox.org.

Community Kitchen

Meal Monitors:  Volunteers needed to serve as meal monitors Mondays at lunchtime (11:00-12:30) and Wednesdays at dinner (6:00-7:00).  Meal Monitors will greet clients, check bags, and manage seating.

Kitchen Assistant:  Kitchen assistants will help sorting food, doing food prep, cleaning, and other jobs as assigned.  Must be able to do heavy lifting.  These volunteers will be needed Mondays-Fridays 1:00-3:00.

Driver:  Volunteer needed to pick up food donations.  Mornings or afternoons as needed.  Flexible hours.  A regular driver shift that we are looking to fill is a 6:00pm Wednesday evening pick-up at the Carrboro Farmer's Market. 

If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ifcmailbox.org

Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance     

Resource Volunteers The Food Pantry is looking for Resource Volunteers. Duties include meeting with members to assess immediate needs and future plans; distributing food, clothing and/or health care items; and referring members to other IFC programs and available community resources.  Shifts are weekdays 9-12 or 1-4  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@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.  Shifts are weekdays 9-1 or 1-5.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ifcmailbox.org   

Project Rush Hour:  UNC Student volunteers allow us to provide emergency assistance during hours that are convenient for members who work or have other obligations during the day.  Weekly shifts are currently open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-7.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ifcmailbox.org      

Food Pantry Volunteers: The Food Pantry is looking for volunteers in the pantry.  Duties include stocking shelves, receiving and sorting food donations, and checking expiration dates on food.  Shifts available weekdays 9-12 and 1-4.


Permanent Supportive Housing Volunteer

Member Support for Permanent Supportive Housing:  PSH is in need of volunteers to assist members living independently with pick-up and delivery of groceries, pick-up and delivery of donations, housekeeping, and moving PSH members into housing.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Debra Vestal, HomeStart Case Manager, at dvestal@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!