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February 14, 2014

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February 14, 2014

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

Ways to make it better...

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

Relax some of their rigid rules!

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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

December 13, 2013

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December 13, 2013

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!!!

Ways to make it better...

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

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

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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

April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

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.

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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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

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.

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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.

Ways to make it better...

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

November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

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.

The Great!

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.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

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!

The Great!

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

volunteering & donating time and money

Ways to make it better...

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

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

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

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.

The Great!

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

I take two elderly sisters who live in my neighborhood grocery shopping every Sunday. It takes a couple of hours but their positive outlook on life and the wonderful stories they tell about their careers and life in Tucson make it a total joy. They always tell me how much they appreciate my service and show it by donating food to our Food Bank. I understand that I am one of 85 Interfaith Community Services volunteers providing transportation and shopping assistance to seniors and disabled Pima County residents. It does my heart good to think of the difference we're making in our community!

The Great!

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

my volunteer work for Interfaith Community Services. As grateful as the two elderly sisters are for the rides I give them to grocery stores, the good feelings I get connecting with them are the only incentive I need. Interfaith Community Services is conducting an information session and volunteer orientation at the public library in my neighborhood this weekend to reach more seniors and recruit more volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

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

do more outreach to recruit more volunteers and serve more seniors and expand the ICS Food Bank to better serve the growing number of Pima County residents who need help.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

Being involved with ICS for nearly 5 years as a member of two committees has allowed me to see the inside workings of ICS. Witnessing the passion of the volunteers for their desire to meet the needs of individuals and families and to see the "greatfulness" of needs met and despair of those whose needs are unfulfilled has motivated me to help ICS meet as many needs as our volunteers are able to handle.

The Great!

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

It's all about seeing needs met in the eyes of individuals and families.

Ways to make it better...

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

Continue to help enlighten individuals and institutions, with the ability to assist ICS, of the great need to meet basic food and shelter needs of individuals and families in our community. The primary beneficiary would be a new building and cold storage units needed to provide the basic food needs in our community.

November 24, 2010

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November 24, 2010

When I retired I was looking for something meaningful to do with my time and I heard about the need for volunteers at the ICS Food Bank and decided to give it a try. I found that everyone who volunteers here are dedicated to helping others and trying to make the clients lives a little better through what we do here. The volunteers and paid staff of ICS make this world a better place through what they do for humanity.

The Great!

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

I have seen the gratitude of people in need when they have received help from ICS. It is heartening to know that people are being helped to go on with their lives no matter how small or large the contribution from ICS.

Ways to make it better...

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

The food bank needs a larger space to better serve its clients.

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3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

work in our Food Bank; work in our office answering phones or matching other volunteers with seniors and disabled individuals who need services; deliver Mobile Meals; provide seniors and disabled individuals with transportation, shopping assistance, minor home repairs, help with mail and paperwork, daily reassurance calls, occasional friendly calls or visits.