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Group Activities

Have a group that wants to provide support to our guests? Consider a group activity that our guests find useful and enjoyable! We are looking for ways to incorporate group activities into our work to supplement our housing and employment programs, so you might be the answer. This opportunity is great for youth groups as well.

Suggested Activities

  • Ice Cream Social 
  • Coffee social
  • Board Game Bonanza
  • Barbers

Opportunities to Help

Ice Cream Social (10-15 volunteers)

  • Bring ice cream and a variety of toppings for at least 100 guests.
  • Bring paper bowls, napkins, spoons, and ice cream scoops for the event.
  • Please clean up after your event (throw away trash, make sure tables are clean, etc.).

Coffee Social (10-15 volunteers)

  • Bring coffee, creamer, and sugar for at least 120 guests
  • Bring donuts or some other kind of pastry for at least 100 guests
  • Bring the coffee READY TO SERVE.
  • Bring paper plates, paper cups, napkins, and coffee stirrers.
  • Please clean up after your event (throw away trash, make sure tables are clean, etc.).

Board Game Bonanza (10-15 volunteers)

  • Bring your favorite board games to play with our guests.
  • Consider bringing light refreshments and drinks for at least 120 men.
  • Please clean up after your event (throw away trash, make sure tables are clean, etc.).

Barbers (1-4 volunteers)

  • Bring the necessary equipment to cut men’s hair (mirrors, clippers, trimmers).
  • Please clean up after your event (sweep up any hair).
  • All barbers need to be certified and licensed.

Or, something else! If you have another idea, please email us.

Available Times (For Any Group Activity)

Statesville Avenue Shelter

  • Daily from 7:30pm-9:00pm

Tryon Shelter

  • Daily from 9:30am-11:00am
  • Daily from 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Daily from 7:30pm-9:00pm

Time Commitment

  • 4:30pm-6:30pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm.


1210 North Tryon Street or 3410 Statesville Avenue (28206)

Additional Information

  • We recommend 12 years of age and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older for barbers).
  • Respect for guests experiencing homelessness.
  • Patience,
  • Enjoy working with diversity of people.

Scheduling Your Time

Now you are ready to sign up for time slots here!

For additional questions, email our Volunteer team

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