Volunteer with Interfaith Caregivers and help your neighbor in need

Our mission is only possible through the kind and generous services provided by the dedicated volunteers who serve at Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County.
They bring friendship and hope to the homebound elderly and adults with disabilities throughout our area, serve as wellness instructors, help with office tasks, provide case support, and volunteer management, and fill critical leadership positions throughout our agency, including serving as members of our Board of Trustees.

Our volunteers report the life-affirming nature of their experience, and frequently identify a range of personal benefits that they experience by helping others.

And there is national data that backs up the benefits of volunteering. Read the AmeriCorps Service Report/Study.

“I absolutely get as much out of this experience as the person who is receiving care.”

Dawn C. 
caregiver from St. James Parish

Volunteer As A Caregiver

volunteer helping with paper workpapers

Are you looking for meaningful activities? Do you feel called to help those in need? Consider becoming a volunteer caregiver.

We need caring adults, 18 years and older, to provide non-medical support to homebound elderly and adults with disabilities.

Volunteering does not require special skills and does not have to involve a long-term commitment. Even giving in simple ways, often for only one hour a week, can help those in need AND improve your health and happiness.

Volunteers are provided with specialized training and ongoing support to serve as caregivers. Volunteer training is offered each month for new recruits, with daytime and evening sessions available. Due to COVID-19 these training sessions are held virtually, with additional schedule flexibility offered.

Check the Volunteer Training Schedule.

Are you age 55 and older, working, semi-retired or retired, and are looking for ways to stay active and serve your community?

All 55+ volunteers are invited to join ICGMC Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and use their talents and experience to provide care and improve lives of homebound elderly and adults with disabilities in Mercer County.

By choosing to serve in ICGMC RSVP program, our volunteers join a national network of volunteers – AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers.

ICGMC RSVP volunteers participate in our Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Project Healthy Bones programs. They offer hope and support to elderly and disabled neighbors who need help with tasks of everyday life.

ICGMC RSVP program is sponsored by the AmeriCorps Seniors.

senior volunteer delivering groceries

Other Ways YOU Can Volunteer

  • Wellness Instructors
  • Administrative Support
  • Leadership Roles

Project Healthy Bones - Peer Leader

We are looking for caring adults with great interpersonal and communication skills who are interested in facilitating exercise and education classes as part of a team.

Interfaith Caregivers is looking for Peer Leader volunteers to participate in our free Project Healthy Bones statewide health and wellness exercise program!

All new Peer Leaders receive specialized training in the approved 24-week curriculum, learning how to perform each low-impact exercise correctly, and how to help facilitate individual classes as needed. They also receive important health information about osteoporosis, improving mobility and balance, and how to build strong bones.

For more information please contact, Evita Girón, PHB Program Coordinator or Lauri Harbison, PHB Coordinator Assistant.

Strength exercise with weights
Making Holiday Gift Bags
Volunteers preparing Holiday baskets for care receivers

Administrative Support

Looking for work experience to build your resume?  Would you like to put your experience and organizational skills to work for the greater good?  We need administrative support volunteers like you.

If you have experience with clerical work, event planning or fundraising – or you would like to get experience – please consider volunteering with us. We need help managing our database, proof-reading, preparing mailings, filing, producing special events and reaching out to the community.

Group Leaders

Are you often called on to lead others? Do you have strong organizational or management skills? Do you want to use these skills directly in service to help others in need?

Consider becoming a Group Leader in our Neighbors Helping Neighbors caregiving program.

Our group leaders help staff to supervise and train a small group of assigned volunteers, screen new referrals, coordinate caregiving, transportation, and shopping services, and/or help manage monthly reporting activities. Group Leaders may serve with other leadership volunteers through local participating faith groups and congregations or may help support a small group of independent volunteers. Our agency currently has about 40 Group Leaders who help staff to manage hundreds of volunteers and care receivers.

To learn more about becoming a Group Leader, contact our Neighbors Helping Neighbors team and sign up for a Group Leader training or upcoming quarterly meeting.

Group leaders meeting

2021 New Volunteer Training Schedule

Training is offered twice a month on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM. Special training dates are available upon request.

Call Interfaith Caregiver’s office at 609 393-9922 to reserve your place – Registration is required.

Tuesday

April 13th
May 11th
June 15th
July 13th
August 17th
September 14th
October 12th
November 16th
December 14th

Thursday

April 22nd
May 20th
June 24th
July 22nd
August 26th
September 23rd
October 21st
November 18th
December 16th

Community Resources

Become a Volunteer Today!

Call 609-393-9922 or email info@icgmc.org to learn more and sign up.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in the lives of others. But did you know that volunteering can benefit your own health as well?
  • Volunteering connects you to others and help to deal with loneliness.
  • Volunteering helps people stay physically and mentally active.
  • Volunteering helps you develop new relationships.
  • Volunteering increases self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Volunteering can teach you valuable skills and help advance your career.
  • Volunteering brings purpose and fulfillment to your life, and the lives of those you serve!

Over 75% of our volunteers have been serving our organization for 3 years or longer, developing a special bond between them and their care receivers. By helping with small, kind, daily tasks our volunteer not only help the care receiver to remain safe and independent but can also build special and lasting friendships.