Become a Volunteer

Since our founding volunteers have been the very heart of everything we do. Volunteers are the core of our organization and deliver the majority of direct services to our recipients. In short, we couldn’t do the work we do without you.

We have all sorts of volunteer opportunities which vary from weekly to episodic throughout the year and we aim to match volunteers and assignment based upon interests, skills, and availability as well as ICS needs.

Volunteers work as part of a team, contribute to the welfare of the community and the organization and are recognized for their important contributions.
As an ICS volunteer, you will have the chance to grow and develop through participation in special training events, educational offerings, and volunteer meetings.

Volunteer opportunities through ICS offer a wide array of unique ways to help your community. We do our best to match your interests and skills with high need areas. All of our four main program areas need your help. Community Health Outreach, Emergency Assistance, Caregiving and Senior Services, and Self-Sufficiency programs. These may include but are not limited to, helping in the food bank, driving a senior to a doctor’s appointment, delivering for Mobile Meals, answering phones, representing ICS at community outreach events, conducting intake interviews, helping with fundraising events, helping someone write their resume and look for a job. You can also help with committee work to share your wealth of experience and resources to make us an even better organization. Committee members with expertise in strategic planning, finance, and organizational leadership meet regularly to provide input in several areas.

Ready to make a difference in your community?

Steps to becoming an ICS volunteer are:

  • Register for an upcoming orientation.
  • Complete the Volunteer Application and read and sign the Volunteer Handbook.
  • Attend our orientation and learn about how you can put your passion into action!

Questions? We would love to hear from you! Contact the Volunteer Resources Manager at 520-526-9308 and we will be happy to assist you to explore possibilities to help others in our community with ICS.

ICS prides itself on the care we take of our recipients and our volunteers. To ensure the very best experience we require the following:

  • You are at least 18 years of age (children under 18 can volunteer with an adult).
  • You are able to volunteer weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm That’s when our recipients like to get their errands done and when we utilize volunteers if needed, who work in our offices. The ICS Food Bank has Saturday hours from 9 am and 1 pm for those who can only volunteer on a weekend, but this opportunity is very limited.
  • You have your own car, or have access to a car if you wish to drive on our behalf. You must also have no more than 2 moving violations within a 3-year period.
  • You have the ability to pass a criminal background check and a motor vehicle report on your name. We take this extra precaution to ensure that the senior citizens, disabled and financial assistance recipients whom we serve are being assisted by volunteers who have passed a background check and/or are considered safe drivers.

Volunteer Orientation

Our training program is designed to help our new volunteers feel confident and comfortable in their new role.

At our training sessions, new volunteers learn the history and background of Interfaith Community Services and the many programs and volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers have the chance to select the volunteer position that is most meaningful to them.

If you sign up for an orientation, we ask that you provide your Social Security number and bring your drivers license so we may run a criminal background check and Motor Vehicle Report. We also ask that you provide us with the names and telephone numbers of at least two people (other than relatives) who can serve as personal references. ICS takes these steps to help keep both recipients and volunteers safe.

Download the Volunteer Application and read the Volunteer Handbook, then click here to register online!

Volunteer Orientation Schedule

Mileage Reimbursement

Some of our volunteer opportunities that involve driving seniors and delivering meals are eligible for mileage reimbursement. This is made possible by the Regional Transportation Authority and managed by Pima Council on Aging. Reimbursement varies throughout the year dependent on funds available.

Volunteers already signed up for mileage reimbursement can print PDF mileage report forms here:

Note to volunteers: In order to receive reimbursement, forms must be returned to ICS via fax or mail by the 5th of the month following the month of service.