Volunteer with Us

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds support projects and programs that meet families’ basic needs, help our neighbors pursue economic mobility, and engage the community in understanding the impact of poverty in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Keeping our volunteers, customers, and employees safe is our #1 priority during these unprecedented times. In order to do that, Crisis Assistance Ministry has implemented several measures, including a virtual safety training and an online health self-assessment. In order to ensure you are able to receive the training and the assessment, individual volunteers and volunteer teams will need to create an account in our Volunteer Portal.

Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

Kurt Brummert is Shirley Henry Outstanding Volunteer Winner

Kurt Brummert began volunteering with his employer, Bank of America. But before long he was leading the team of volunteers in twice-monthly efforts and spending his vacation helping out too.

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Honoring Volunteers In 2020 Style

In fiscal year 2020, volunteers collectively contributed over $1 million worth of time and expertise to meeting the basic needs of families in our community. During a video conference celebration, volunteers were honored for their continued commitment to preventing homelessness and preserving dignity even in 2020’s ever-changing and challenging environment.

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Debbie Is One Happy Soul

“I know what we are doing here is helping. It makes my soul happy,” says Debbie, who has found the perfect fit as a volunteer preparing donated items for Free Store shoppers.

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Midori is Grateful to Give Back

As Midori joined fellow Elevation Outreach volunteers at Crisis Assistance Ministry last week, she quickly earned the title of “Chief Encourager.” As she began to greet people in cars arriving for curbside assistance, she saw herself in every harried face.

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This Volunteer is Actually A Rock Star

Randy Franklin is truly a rock star volunteer. As he plans what he hopes will be his 11th annual benefit concert featuring local musicians, he shares why he continues to work on behalf of families served at Crisis Assistance Ministry.

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Kelvin Glee Honored With Shirley Henry Volunteer Award

Shirley Henry Outstanding Volunteer award recipient Kelvin Glee is known for his positive attitude as he serves every Saturday at the Crisis Assistance Ministry Furniture Bank.

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COVID-19 Response: Change in Operations

In response to the Mecklenburg County health director’s modified directive, we are temporarily suspending all onsite volunteer activities and will not be accepting donations of clothing and household goods. Per the new directive, this pause will be in effect until March 2.  Please check back later for more information about the current status of these programs.