Volunteers are invited to attend a Volunteer Information Session to learn about the many opportunities to serve at Crisis Assistance Ministry and for a tour of the agency. Volunteer information sessions are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 - 11:00am. Registration is required!
Each volunteer job requires a specific set of skills and time commitment, from one-time projects to once per week responsiblities. You will receive detailed information on the current volunteer job openings when you attend an information session, and you will also fill out your volunteer application. Although we have a wide variety of volunteer opporutnities the need in each of these areas fluctuates. Our Volunteer Manager will let you know which opportunities currently have a need.
* Required to attend a Volunteer Information Session
|*Donation Door Attendant||Greet donors and receive donations of clothing and household goods for Free Store.|
|Inspectors||Help inspect and sort donations to the Free Store. This volunteer activity is available to individual volunteers and to groups and is available Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and Tuesdays 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. An Information Session is not required, but please pre-register for your volunteer shift by contacting the Individual Volunteer Manager.
Bilingual Customer Service, Dock Assistants, Data Entry and Administrative tasks. Drivers and loaders are needed once a week, once a month or "on call" to pick up donations from individuals and businesses in the community.
|*Administrative Support||Helps each department across the agency make the most of our resources. Tasks include data entry, filing, help with mailings and other clerical tasks.|
|*Poverty Simulation||Volunteers help conduct workshops throughout the community. After attending a poverty simulation event conducted by Crisis Assistance Ministry, volunteers are recruited to make two-hour commitments to assist with future simulations.|
Bilingual Customer Service, Data Entry and Stockers are needed to assist with processing customers information and keeping the store stocked for customers.
Assistant Floor Manager works with staff to manage inventory and customer flow on a daily or weekly basis.
|*Development||Data Entry, Administrative Support, Schedule Volunteers, Write customer stories for use in newsletters, social media, web
Can children volunteer?
Yes! We have several opportunities for children over the age of 5. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult during their volunteer shift. The adult will also volunteer during this time.
What should I wear?
Attire will depend on the job you select. Be sure to ask the volunteer manager you are working with what you should wear for your specific job.
Do I need to schedule in advance?
Yes, if you plan to volunteer as an inspector for the Free Store, please call 2 days ahead to schedule your volunteer time. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate walk-ins. Email the Individual Volunteer Manager or call 704-371-3001 ext. 116. All other tasks require attendance at a volunteer information session before you receive a volunteer assignment.