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 combined hours than our full-time staff!  If you like to roll up your sleeves and make a difference, please join us! It's a fun, diverse team and a rewarding experience.

IFC offers a variety of opportunities from clerical to culinary and more, each requires different commitments. In some cases community members are invited to serve on board committees. If you have questions about those opportunities, please contact Jackie Jenks at jjenks@ifcmailbox.org.

Our most pressing needs are listed below. Given current guidelines around the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers are required to wear facemasks and practice social distancing.


Community Kitchen (100 W. Rosemary Street)

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 1p-3p.

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


Community Market (Food Pantry) and Emergency Assistance (100 W. Rosemary Street)

Resource Volunteers The Community Market is looking for Resource Volunteers. Duties include welcoming members and ensuring they can access specific types of emergency assistance - most commonly food and toiletries from the Market and clothing vouchers. Additionally, these volunteers provide information about other community resources when appropriate. (Since the onset of the pandemic, food is being delivered to members in the parking lot in order to socially distance). Patience and non-judgment are important. Shifts are weekdays 9a-12p or 1p-4pIf interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ifcmailbox.org.   

Receptionists: The Community Market 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 9a-1p or 1p-5p.  If interested, please fill out the volunteer application and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ifcmailbox.org.

Community Market Volunteers: The Community Market is looking for volunteers.  Duties include stocking shelves, receiving and sorting food donations, and checking expiration dates on food.  Shifts available weekdays 9a-12p and 1p-4p.


Permanent Supportive Housing Volunteer (various locations)

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.


Activate! IFC, A civic engagement and leadership project (various locations)

Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend a voter registration and outreach workshops and will be trained on voter registration (paper), online voter registration and absentee vote by mail, and how to make a vote plan. Volunteers will participate in community building and outreach activities to register voters and hand out helpful voter information at IFC and other community locations. Contact Quinton Harper at getactivated@ifcmailbox.org.


From time to time special time-limited projects arise such as painting, maintenance, cleaning, sorting, and more. For additional information about such opportunities for groups and individuals, and for any other questions, please contact volunteer@ifcmailbox.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!