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!

Aramark Volunteers Take the Lead

Aramark volunteers recently stepped up to provide laundry and hygiene kits along with fleece blankets for neighbors who shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry. The project was made possible by a grant, secured by Aramark, from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation.  Thanks to their forward-thinking pursuit of grant funds and these hard-working volunteers, more families will find these essentials when they shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.

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CROSS Missions Empowers Young Changemakers

Twice a week all summer, CROSS Missions brings teenagers to laugh, talk, and serve together at Crisis Assistance Ministry. The groups come from across the Southeast US for the urban immersion experience. Teams spend their days serving in area nonprofits, learn about social justice and systemic barriers in the evening, and reflect on how their faith challenges them to effect change.

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Elevation Outreach Volunteers Show Joy and Commitment

For more than a decade, Elevation Outreach has flooded Crisis Assistance Ministry with enthusiastic volunteers willing to go the extra mile. As one of their very first community partners, families served here have continued to witness the joy, selflessness, and deep commitment of these volunteers even as the church’s footprint has grown nationwide. LOVE Week 2021 was no exception.

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Jeff Says Thank You

While Jeff has previously volunteered in a variety of roles, the pandemic meant finding a way to give back while remaining safely distanced. A retired minister, he put his natural ability to relate to people to work making over 400 thank you calls in just two months.

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CMS Shows It Cares

Nearly 800 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) leaders recently participated in a week of service, named CMS Cares, giving back to the community while also learning more about the agencies and organizations that serve their students and families daily.

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CPI Security Teams Up To Provide for Basic Needs

A big thanks to CPI Security employees for putting together an amazing volunteer event to pack hundreds of hygiene kits with full-size toiletry items for neighbors who shop at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.

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