Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Men’s Shelter of Charlotte! Sheltering and providing services for nearly 2,000 men a year isn’t easy and we rely on compassionate individuals and groups to serve and be of support to our guests to help them on the journey to ending their homelessness.
- All volunteers must be scheduled – important for us to know you are coming!
- Court-ordered community service hours must be coordinated by emailing our Kitchen Manager. No phone calls please.
- Youth under the age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
It’s hard to get through the day when you’re experiencing homelessness, and it’s even harder to do so when you are hungry. Join our meal brigade and bring and/or serve a meal for our shelter guests! This is a great group opportunity for 6-8 individuals!
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.
Housing and Employment Resource Center (HERC) Navigator
If you are seeking an experience that’s relational with our guests AND hits at the heart of our programs to help guests build income and connect to housing, the Housing and Employment Resource Center (HERC) Navigator might be the place for you. You will be stationed in the Tryon Shelter’s HERC Room where you will provide nurturing support, guidance, and direction for guests seeking assistance around employment, housing, and connecting to community resources.
Front Desk Ambassador
If you are seeking a deeper front desk opportunity, the Front Desk Ambassador is right for you! You will be the first person greeting shelter guests, volunteers, and visitors. Centrally located, you will be in prime position to welcome individuals to the shelter, answer the phone, assist with guest questions, and provide critical administrative support to shelter staff.
F3 Fitness Group
F3 (which stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith) is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. F3 started a fitness group at the shelter (entitled “Fortitude”) as a way for guests to connect with physical fitness, form meaningful relationships with volunteers, and to bring people together from all walks of life. If you’re looking for a great work-out and engaging way to connect with a diverse community of men, this is for you!