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Find The Ideal Volunteer Experience For YOU!

Learn how YOU can help our men!

If you are inquiring about court-ordered service, click here to jump to the bottom of the page. 


Serve a Meal

We serve FIVE meals a day EVERY DAY between two shelters. This feat is only accomplished because of our dedicated volunteers. Individual and group experiences are available to prepare and serve meals to our men experiencing homelessness.

  • Statesville Avenue | Breakfast & Dinner
  • Tryon Street | Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Consider sponsoring a meal for $500 to serve 300 men!

Sponsor an Ice Cream and Game-Day Social

Share the love with our men with some fun and relaxation. Typically held in the afternoon, our men always enjoy desserts, camaraderie, and games.

Coach in our Housing and Employment Resource Center (HERC)

Work one-on-one with men to help them gain meaningful employment, search for housing, and apply for benefits. This volunteer opportunity goes a long way to help our men move home!

Distribute Items at our Commissary

Help provide the most basic needs to our men in shelter by organizing and distributing clothing and hygiene items in our commissary.

Shelter Brigade

Help shelter staff with daily guest check-ins and assisting with any additional guest needs. 

  • Responsibilities: Check-in guests, address guests’ needs, distribute mail, set up the dining room for dinner, open the laundry room, and assist with administrative tasks as-needed. 
  • Shifts: Daily: 4:30-7 PM at 1210 North Tryon Street.
  • Training: Attending an orientation is required for this opportunity.

Front Desk

Be at the forefront of the shelter by greeting guests and volunteers, answering the main shelter phone, distributing small hygiene items to guests, buzzing guests and volunteers in the building, and assisting with any additional administrative needs.

Employment Blitz

As part of our effort to more quickly connect our guests with employment, we’ve initiated “Employment Blitzes,” where guests can quickly explore various employment opportunities. 

  • Responsibilities: Greet guests and answer questions, assist guests with employment applications, help build resumes, and assist with interview skills.
  • Shifts: 2 hours on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at our North Tryon campus.
  • Training: Attending an orientation is required for this opportunity.

Move a Man Home (Moving Brigade)

There’s no place like home, and certainly nothing like moving a man out of the shelter and into his own home. In partnership with our case managers, groups of 4-6 individuals spend a morning or afternoon helping a man move into his apartment by moving furniture and other household items. Times will vary and we seek to provide your “crew” with as much notice as possible for your planning. You might also consider helping a man with putting together a welcome home basket!

Thank you for considering to join us in one or more of these opportunities. 

Ready to sign up? Click here to sign up for a volunteer orientation! Questions? Email Ann Marie or call 704-334-3187 ext.103. 

For court-ordered community service hours, email Chris Booker.

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