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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.

Volunteer roles vary based on specific needs and safety measures are subject to change based on community conditions. To be sure you've got the latest information, take a look at opportunities on our Volunteer Portal, create a volunteer account, and sign up to help #preventhomelessness and #preservedignity for families in financial crisis.

Deborah: Growing Stronger As An Advocate

When we last looked in on Deborah, she was emerging from a time of crisis with a renewed sense of her purpose. Today, she’s thriving as a Customer Advocate sharing her story. And every time she does, she becomes a little bit stronger.

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Red Ventures Invests in Neighbors’ Potential

On a warm morning in May, a (small but mighty) team from Red Ventures arrived with 100 sausage biscuits, juice, water, and willing hearts.

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Something Needs Doing And You Can Do It

Follow along as St. John’s Episcopal volunteers Mary Ellen, Kay, Louise, and Georgia return to their monthly volunteer spots sorting, inspecting, and preparing donated goods.

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Meet Ed – A Grandfather Giving Back

How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week. How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week.

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Volunteers and Material Goods Donations Welcomed Once More

Following a temporary pause due to high rates of COVID-19 Omicron variant infection in Mecklenburg County, Crisis Assistance Ministry has resumed accepting donations of clothing, household goods, furniture, and appliances at its Charlotte offices at 500-A Spratt Street.

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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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