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 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    

Kitchen Assistants: Volunteers needed at Community House Monday through Friday in the kitchen; 2:00pm-4:00pm for food sorting, food pickup and food delivery; 4:00pm-6:00pm for meal prep, cooking, and serving. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Stephani Kilpatrick, Residential Services Director, at skilpatrick@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 Rex Mercer, HomeStart Program Manager, at rmercer@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.

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 Rex Mercer, HomeStart Program Manager, at rmercer@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. One weekly shifts is currently available: Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm and Friday.  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 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 4-5:30.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to Kristin Lavergne, Community Services Director, at klavergne@ifcmailbox.org     

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!