Jackson County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers
Are you looking for a rewarding career, helping others? If so, Interfaith is looking for you! We have an opening for a part-time Program Assistant. This person will assist Interfaith as they continue to grow and serve our community. Qualified candidates must be compassionate with the desire to help others. Individuals with excellent organizational skills, telephone and written communication skills are encouraged to apply.
A strong knowledge of MS Office products is required. Must have interest and experience working with the public, volunteers, and/or fields associated with the elderly, disabled or others in need. Ability to multi-task and prioritize is essential. This position is 3-4 days a week, up to 25 hours. Prior administrative experience is preferred. Must have a vehicle as local travel is required. High school diploma or equivalency is required.
Job description and application forms are available online at www.jcivc.org or at the Interfaith Office at 407 Main Street, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Education Building, Black River Falls.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and application form by August 8th: Personnel Committee, JCIVC, PO Box 354, Black River Falls, WI 54615. A background check is required.
Volunteers Make The World Go Round
Interfaith Volunteers and Jackson County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) held their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on April 8th at Evangelical Lutheran Church. Over 100 volunteers came together for food and fellowship. The theme was Volunteers Make the World Go Around.
“This year’s theme seemed extremely fitting as our volunteers come together to help in this big world. It reminds me of the saying ‘To the world, you may only be one person, but to one person you may the world’ and in the case with some of our care receivers that is so true,” stated Lori Chown, Interfaith Program Director. “Having someone to visit, help with shopping, or transportation is vital when you are homebound.”
April 7th – April 13th is National Volunteer Appreciation week. Each year Interfaith and ADRC partner on this event because many of their volunteers assist both agencies. “Our partnership with ADRC makes it easier for us to help families in our community. We can share resources, make referrals, and make sure that the people we all help and care for are safe.” Below are some pictures of our Click here to read the full article.
Interfaith Volunteers, founded in the community of faith, involves trained volunteers of all ages who pool their energies and talents to assist elderly and disabled adults, to maintain their dignity and independence. As a service organization of neighbors helping neighbors, Interfaith partners with many area agencies to try and meet needs in our community that are not being met. We assist our volunteers and care receivers to improve their quality of life in Jackson County, Wisconsin.
Thirty Years of Volunteers
In 2019 Jackson County Interfaith Volunteers celebrates 30 years of helping our volunteers put their Faith into Action!
We recruit volunteers to provide services that keep our clients living in their homes for as long as possible.
- Our services are done by volunteers in the community.
- Interfaith does not charge for our services, but donations are greatly appreciated and allow us to continue helping others.
- We work with our community and all area churches to recruit and train volunteers that have a desire to help others, making our community stronger, one volunteer at a time.
Women in History
We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our annual Women In History Event!
Jackson County Women In History is coordinated by Jackson County Health and Human Services, Black River Memorial Hospital, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and Interfaith Volunteer’s.
To see all past recipients, click here.
We provide support to local programs working throughout Wisconsin to help elderly and disabled neighbors in need.
Our programs provide a variety of volunteer-based services, from assistance with shopping and errands to rides for medical appointments, to friendly visits with a homebound neighbor.
Services vary by program. Please check with the program in your area for a list of services.