Who we are

The Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program provides assistance to our older and disabled neighbors— anyone who needs a little extra help.  Many frail and physically challenged adults in our community struggle daily to maintain their independence — our helping hands often make it possible for them to remain in their own homes. Our St. John Vianney chapter of IVC includes parishioners and families from SJV who commit to serving those in our area on a volunteer basis.

To inquire about IVC services for yourself or a loved one contact 586-262-9657 to setup an initial appointment with our volunteers.

What we do

The program matches volunteers of all ages with those in need to provide a variety of supportive services such as:

· transportation and help with errands;
· minor home repairs, maintenance, chores, & yardwork;
· light housekeeping, meal preparation, or shopping;
· friendly visits and supportive phone calls;
· respite care (relief breaks for full-time family caregivers);
· Holy Communion for those who cannot attend Mass at SJV.

The St. John Vianney Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers program will try to find a helping hand for anyone who lives in our service area or belongs to our parish,  regardless of religious preference. All older and disabled adults who need assistance to remain at home are eligible for help, however priority is given to those with the greatest need.  All services are offered without charge.

If you would like to volunteer with IVC,

contact Laura Fitzpatrick at
lfitzpatrick@sjvshelby.org or 586-781-6525

Donations to our local Detroit IVC are greatly appreciated and help them reach out to more people in need.