Volunteer

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Administration: Assist with mailings, database entry, filing, organization and event preparation.

Classroom Host: Welcome participants of ICCF education classes, help at the registration table, prepare and serve snacks and coffee, and create certificates of completion at the end of class.

Construction: Help renovate ICCF homes through demolition, painting, carpentry work, landscaping, and clean up.

Family Haven, Emergency Shelter: Sort and organize incoming donations, make and serve a meal, lead a craft or game night for kids, or help with outdoor projects.

Apply Today

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.

Volunteer Process

Step 1

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, kbrower@iccf.org), Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more about these and other opportunities.

Step 2

Fill out a volunteer a group or individual volunteer application.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Begin volunteering with ICCF!

Impact of You Highlight

Jim Hayward, Fall 2019 Impact of You Highlight

When Jim comes into our offices to volunteer once a week, he doesn’t make a big splash. That’s how he prefers to work – quietly, diligently, making a difference. Since 2010, Jim has been volunteering about 2 hours each week for the Housing & Family Services team.

“I appreciate that ICCF is works with people in all different stages of housing needs and meets them where they’re at,” says Jim. He has the important job of entering survey results from our financial education classes, which allows our team to review the impact and make refinements to the way our programs are run. This, in turn, results in a greater impact and more empowerment for our community.

“Over the past year and a half, I have had the privilege of working with Jim,” says Volunteer & Stewardship Coordinator Katie Brower. “Jim’s work has a large impact at ICCF. It frees up time for our HFS educators to work with clients and helps ICCF to implement a model of continuous improvement in our education classes. Jim’s commitment to ICCF through weekly volunteering is a huge gift and we are so grateful!”

5876

Volunteer hours in 2019

$146000

Money saved through volunteers in 2019

685

Individual volunteers in 2019

75

Community Homes Initiative houses renewed in 2019

Other Ways to Support ICCF

Learn

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.

Donate Goods

Help support our families by donating housing supplies and other goods. A full list can be found here.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts ensure affordable housing for decades to come. Learn more about setting up a legacy contribution.

Pray

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.

Financial Support

Monetary gifts sustain our work. Consider supporting ICCF with a one-time donation or by giving monthly through our Families First program.

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