As of March 16, we have temporarily suspended all volunteer opportunities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re interested in supporting ICCF in other ways, please visit our crisis relief page to see how you can help today!
Whether it’s through framing a new home, serving a meal at Family Haven or providing administrative help at our offices, volunteers are a crucial part of ICCF’s work in our community. Let’s explore together where your gifts and ICCF’s needs meet!
Administration: Assist with data entry, filing, organization or front-desk coverage.
Classroom Instruction: Do you expertise in financial management, home maintenance or other home ownership or financial capabilities skills? We would love to talk with you about teaching for ICCF.
Construction: Help prepare homes for renovation through building, light demolition, landscaping, and clean up.
Family Haven: Share your talents with families in our shelter by making a meal, leading a craft or game night for kids, cleaning, or organizing the clothes pantry.
Volunteer Event Team: If you love events and hospitality, ICCF’s event team may be the perfect fit! Help with Summer Concerts, staff meetings, back-to-school events and more.
Tell us about yourself.
Tell us about your passions, gifts, and experiences so that we can find the place where your gifts intersect with ICCF’s needs. Fill out a volunteer application and follow the steps below to begin volunteering.
Look over the volunteer opportunities and see if there is an area you would like to serve. Or call or email Katie Brower (616-336-9333 x416, firstname.lastname@example.org), Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more about these and other opportunities.
Fill out a volunteer a group or individual volunteer application.
Within a week of submitting your application, an ICCF staff person will get back to you about your volunteer interest and to figure out next steps.
Begin volunteering with ICCF!
Impact of You Highlight
John Carman joined the ICCF team in 1994 as Program Director and then eventually moved into the role of Vice President of Operations. But,whatever the title, over the years John’s job always seemed to be doing whatever most needed doing.
John took the lead when new opportunities presented themselves; John filled the gaps when positions were vacant; John was the glue that held things together in challenging times. John was well-equipped to work with people of any age and disposition.
Prior to ICCF he’d done social work in both an Adolescent Crisis Facility and in an Alzheimer Care Unit. He has an MSW from MSU and a Master’s of Management degree from Aquinas College.
John’s capacity as both a people-person and a nuts-and-bolts problem-solver was unique. His deep concern for people was coupled with a ready comprehension of all things technical, and that made him the “go-to” person for all the behind the scenes stuff like building security and our sometimes touchy heating/cooling system, as well as the ins and outs of ever more complex information technology.
John was and still is all about development – people development. His greatest pleasure was seeing people grow and thrive. Over the years, John served as the supervisor and mentor for numerous ICCF staff as well as a steady stream of MSW student interns working both for ICCF and other non-profits.
When ICCF moved to our current building at 920 Cherry, John’s route home from work no longer took him through the neighborhoods in which so many ICCF houses were located. Asked what he missed most, John says that it was that daily sight of kids playing and adults on porches that showed him the difference ICCF was making for people.
ICCF thanks God for John’s legacy of service and his commitment to justice.
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Other Ways to Support ICCF
Invite a member of our team to speak to your church, business, or group. Or join us for a Lunch and Tour event to learn more about our work.
Help support our families by donating housing supplies and other goods. A full list can be found here.
Planned gifts ensure affordable housing for decades to come. Learn more about setting up a legacy contribution.
Lift our clients, our work, and our people before the Lord and pray that He will bless our efforts to promote housing opportunities and justice throughout our community.