What is IVC?
Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the health, well-being, dignity and independence of the elderly, disabled and those in need by providing one-on-one relationships with trusted volunteers in our community. IVC volunteers are committed to making life a little easier and more comfortable for our neighbors-in-need so they can live their best lives.
In our own community, there are people who fall through the cracks and whose needs are not being met by existing programs. Likewise, there are people who believe that service to others is an enriching and essential component of a meaningful life. IVC helps fill in some of these gaps by connecting neighbor to neighbor, and helping our care receivers continue to lead independent lives.
Some of the services we provide include:
- Transportation to medical and other appointments
- Shopping and other errands
- Companionship and respite care
- Light chores/light yard work
- Telephone reassurance
- Quality of life activities such as visiting a museum or going to a concert
For a more complete description of volunteer activities, visit the Volunteering at IVC page.
The people we help are mostly Bainbridge Island residents, plus some North Kitsap County off-Islanders. Our services are provided free of charge, and we assist people of all ages and incomes. Many of the elderly could not stay in their own homes without the extra help we offer. IVC volunteers provide essential services and a caring presence that strengthens our community connections.