Volunteer

volunteersWithout volunteers, the IFC would not be able to provide the same level of services to those in need. The IFC began as a volunteer-run organization. The IFC relies heavily on volunteers and in-kind donations. Volunteers and interns now contribute more than 43,000 hours at the IFC every year. To put that number in perspective, our volunteers worked more hours than our full-time staff.

IFC offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities for individuals and those who want to do service projects.
PLEASE NOTE:  At this time we do not have any openings on weekends, only weekdays.

If you are interested in one of these opportunities, we invite you to attend one of our volunteer orientations. Volunteer orientation offers an overview of our facilities, who we are, who we serve, and how you can help. An orientation is held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month in the second floor conference room of the Douglas Building at 110 W. Main St. in Carrboro. (Parking maps and directions). Dates for upcoming volunteer orientations are as follows:

  • January 14, 2014
  • March 11, 2014
  • May 13, 2014
  • July 8, 2014
  • September 9, 2014
  • November 11, 2014

If possible, please complete a volunteer application before attending orientation. Mail your completed application to 110 W. Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 or email it to volunteer@ifcmailbox.org. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Karen Carr, IFC Volunteer Coordinator, at 919 929-6380, ext. 30. Karen comes to the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All IFC volunteers are trained for their roles and provided with an IFC Volunteer Procedures Manual.