Welcome to Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers
“A Neighbor’s Independence Depends on You.” Enriching lives … Enhancing Living through community caregiving! Trained volunteer caregivers offer transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, telephone reassurance, and minor house work.
The mission of Good Shepherd Caregivers is to provide informal volunteer caregiving to home-based older or disabled Jefferson County residents. Our goal is to promote independence, dignity, security and quality of life among elderly, disabled, frail and homebound residents of our county, regardless of income or family circumstances.
Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, a Faith in Action program, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990 by a small coalition of churches, individuals and the Shepherdstown Rotary Club with the goal of creating a stronger, more caring community in Jefferson County, WV. By mobilizing resources and support from faith congregations and the wider community, we reach out to our older or disabled neighbors in need, filling the gaps left by formal support services. This organization identifies and provides, volunteer support services to any member of Jefferson County who are fragile, home bound, or disabled of all ages or disability. The goal of the service is to help them remain in the community while maintaining their contact with the community.
Our free, non-medical caregiving services are all provided by volunteers and include transportation to medical appointments, yard work, light housework, friendly visits, reassurance phone calls, and medical equipment loan.
Here you can:
- Learn more about our goals and mission
- Find out how to become a Volunteer!
- Meet our Board of Directors
- Make a donation to GSIVC
- Download our Newsletters
…and join in building a stronger, more caring community for all.