Interfaith is happy to find caring volunteers to be matched with older adults, disabled individuals, or people with special needs in our community. If you or someone you love needs assistance in any of the areas below, please contact Interfaith and we will try to find a volunteer to assist you with this service.
Jackson County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, is a faith based organization providing services to older adults, disabled individuals and people with special needs. We will take into consideration all needs. However, to ensure the safety of the volunteers and care receivers, it is the board’s policy to do a background screening on both the care receivers and volunteers. Your initial service may require up to 48 hour’s notice.
- Time for You: The Time for You Respite Program offers respite to families caring for loved ones with dementia. Time for You is coordinated by Interfaith and housed at Family Worship Assembly, to provide stimulating activities for those experiencing memory loss, valuable resources for family members, and a few hours of respite for caregivers.
- Fall/Spring Yard Clean Up: Each year Interfaith has volunteers from area congregations that will help you prepare for fall or spring. Volunteers are able to help with small projects including raking leaves, washing outdoor windows, cleaning first level gutters, setting out or storing lawn furniture, or other tasks as needed.
- Friendly Visitor / Reassurance Calls: If you live alone, Interfaith may be able to find a friendly visitor to call or stop, making those days less lonely.
- Housekeeping: Volunteers can sometimes assist with light housekeeping such as vacuuming, mopping, dusting, or other tasks as needed. Finding someone willing to volunteer their time for housekeeping is often one of the hardest positions and unfortunately we aren’t always able to find a match. This is on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.
- Lawn Mowing/Snow Removal: Occasionally we are able to find a volunteer to do small lawn mowing or snow removal jobs, however depending on conditions it is sometimes hard for our volunteers to get out. We will do the best we can to find a volunteer to assist with small lawn mowing or snow removal, but cannot guarantee the timeliness or frequency of this volunteer service.
- Respite/Caregiver Support: Volunteers can provide much needed respite care for caregivers. This is a completely non-medical service.
- Transportation: Interfaith is sometimes able to assist with providing transportation to medical appointments, church, shopping, or to other social gatherings.
- Home Safe and Sound: Volunteer can assist you in a successful transition back home, either from the hospital or from an extended care facility after surgery or illness. This is a collaboration with Black River Memorial Hospital.
- Groceries to Go: Interfaith collaborates with Gordy’s Market to provide deliver of groceries on Wednesday mornings. Call Interfaith for more information about this service.
- JUMP (Jackson United Mentoring Program): This is a collaboration with area school districts to provide a mentor to youth in our elementary schools.
- New Mother’s Helper: New mothers or women who are expecting can enjoy the companionship of a friend in their own home. Helpers can assist with the many questions and concerns that new and expecting mother’s experience.
- VIP (Visually Impaired Program): Each week we send out copies of the weekly newspapers for individuals who are visually impaired.
- Your Library to Go: This is a collaboration with the Black River Falls Library to deliver library books to individuals who are home-bound.