Spotlight: Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers

Wheelchair ramp built by Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers is a ministry of eight local churches helping older adults and younger disabled people continue to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

We make friendly visits, help with shopping, do indoor and outdoor chores, and provide in-town transportation. We also help people get to medical appointments in Benton County, Eugene, Salem and Portland. We build wheelchair ramps and give family caregivers a break. Basically, we offer the kind of help a good neighbor might do.

If you’re interested in volunteering, the first step would be to give us a call. We’ll ask you to fill out a form, complete a background check, and do an orientation with us. (The registration form lets you specify which tasks you’re interested in and what your schedule looks like, so we can work within your preferences.) There’s no ongoing commitment, by the way: you’re welcome to help out just once, or to keep helping on a continuing basis.

If you’d like to help with this ministry, call Sandy Potter at (541) 753-2709.