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Interfaith Community Services

Rating: 4.5 stars   16 reviews 1,957

Nonprofit Issues:

Food, Human Services, Religion

Address:

2820 W Ina Rd Tucson AZ 85741 USA

Mission:

Helping seniors, disabled indviduals and people in financial crisis achieve stable and independent lives through support from volunteers, faith communities and the community at large.

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520-297-6049
www.icstucson.org

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Rating: 1 stars  

ICS is advertising for volunteers! If they would relax some of their rigid rules, they might have more volunteers!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Relax some of their rigid rules!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My wife and I volunteered for ics 4 months! We provided transportation to clients, shopping, dr. Appointments, etc! We have very giving hearts, and would take clients out to eat, on shopping trips, did not count milage for eating out, and we were told, that was not allowed! We were not allowed to interact with clients on our own time, outside of volunteering for ics (could not become friends with them). Ics does provide services to the community, however, without some of their restrictions, so much more benefit could be provided! If you want to be controlled, ics is the place to volunteer!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reduce the restrictions, and let volunteers, be themselves, and not be controlled!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered in three states/5 cities over the last 15 years and ICS is my favorite volunteer position. They appreciate ALL of my contributions. I am able to volunteer when ever it is convenient for me in whatever area my talents are most useful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My most recent volunteer position with ICS was finding substitute drivers to deliver Mobile Meals. I loved talking to the volunteers and helping the disabled and shut ins. I also assist with food drives whenever the pantry is running low and calling friends for diaper drives when ICS in in need of adult and children diapers. Their appreciation of all of my talents has exceeded my expectations of gratitude.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone it and put an Interfaith Community services in all cities across the country.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so proud to be a part of ICS! Compassion and caring is seen everyday through the staff and volunteers. The organization has grown over the three years I have been a board member and I know it is because of the committment and dedication of all at ICS to our community. The food bank supports so many of our folks in the community. In my daily job, I am a Director of Quality at a hospital in Tucson. The high level of quality care by ICS for our community is commendable!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have referred many elderly folks to ICS for support and they have really appreciated the help from ICS

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We are currently working to build a larger food bank to meet the needs of the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering with my wife six years ago following our retirement. Not ones to sit around, we found ICS to be the perfect match for us. For me, I began as a Mobile Meals driver - a sub - as we are here only 6 months a year. But, what joy I found in doing this! So, I also became a driver for Doctors appointments for those in need. Again, the joy and appreciation of those in need of this service provided by ICS was wonderful. Additionally, we help with the Food Bank through donations to provide the much needed assistance to those families served by ICS, without which many (increasing yearly) would go without. What a wonderful organization ICS is and I'm proud to be a small part.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The happiness and joy of those we serve many of whom are shut ins and have very few outside contacts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Further increase corporate awareness of the need to continue to support the efforts of ICS and the needs of the community

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Rating: 5 stars  

Six years ago my husband and I were looking for a way to "give back" to our new community. As new volunteers to ICS, we found the organization offered many choices of how we could do that, including driving seniors to appointments, delivering meals, friendly calls, working in the food bank, sponsoring needy families at holiday time, or serving on committees. We're richer for all the experiences. We know that ICS uses our donated money wisely, and we've watched the organization grow and serve more people as our community needs expanded. We travel for six months each summer. We have yet to find an organization elsewhere with the programs, caliber, and professional leadership that ICS has. Like the seniors and disadvantaged people in the community, we're lucky to have found ICS.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When I first volunteered with ICS, about 15 families per day came to the small Food Bank. Now, almost 100 come. ICS used to receive 100 calls per day for financial assistance; now, it's 300. To be able to help ICS serve so many more people looking to them for help has given me great satisfaction.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More corporate awareness and support so that organizations can rally around ICS.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with ICS for the past few years. Every week, I grocery shop for a "shut-in" widowed woman. She is adorable. While she calls me her "angel", I can honestly say that I get more out of the experience on a personal satisfaction level than I could ever do for her. On few occasions, I also am a sub driver for their Mobile Meals program. WOW! Very eye-opening and humbling! I have delivered to all aspects of need and all socio-economic levels. ICS is an amazing organization! I am so proud to be associated with them!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering & donating time and money

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way of providing more resources - money and paid staff

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer answering the phones at the front desk for ICS. When I started six years ago, we received 20 or 30 calls for help each morning. Now with the very tough times we face we receive up to 300 calls each morning. Our fellow citizens are desparate for help - shelter, utility bills, food, help with IDs and gas vouchers so they can look for work. We are providing much more help than ever before, and our resources to do so have increased quite a lot. Still the needs are even greater. I feel blessed that I can help so many through what ICS does for those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing from those needing help and in meeting those in need that come to our offices to receive assistance - often bringing with them young children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work to obtain additional resources - even though our resources have increased several fold in six years - so we could serve even more of those in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Board Member I have seen the careful planning and stewardship of this organization. I have also seen how they very effectively use the donated resources to meet the many needs of seniors and others who have a real immediate need for their services. They are also a very effective organization in enabling city wide religious organizations be involved in their community in a caring way.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen how my church has become involved with this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help to expand the professional advisors who are active on the board.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered with ICS for the past two years as a committee member. I am proud to be involved with such a well-managed nonprofit organization that plays a vital role in Tucson. I see a high level of commitment from staff and volunteers as well as from ICS's faith partners throughout the community. I'm also a donor.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Interacting with professional volunteers who believe in ICS's mission to help hungry people and families and help people in financial crisis.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Raise more money!

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