Volunteer

Volunteers Needed

Our biggest need at this time is for help with our breakfast program. We are looking for individuals who can help cook breakfast and can supervise several residents during the cleanup process. We are also looking for individuals that can help with the purchase of the food items and organize a nutritious regular weekly menu schedule.

Upcoming Shelter Events

June 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Hardship Appeals 9am
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal- Dinner
2
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Holly Hill FWB- Dinner
3
  • Open Door Ministries - Breakfast
  • Oak Grove MB - Dinner
4
  • Kiononia - Dinner
5
  • Storytime
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Memorial Baptist - Dinner
6
  • Gov./Comm. Meeting 3pm
  • PRC Meeting 9am
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Greenville Church of God - Dinner
7
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Ms. Single/Shiv Ajmera - Dinner
8
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Hardship 9am
  • Faith Assembly of God - Dinner
9
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Executive Meeting 12pm
  • Faith Temple - Dinner
10
  • Trinity FWB - Breakfast
  • Ebenezer 7th Day Adventist - Dinner
11
  • Christ Presbyterian/ Bayt Shalom - Dinner
12
  • Storytime
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • First Christian Church DOC - Dinner
13
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Ops. Committee 12pm
  • WIOA 9am
  • Balance of State 9am
  • St. Paul's Episcopal - Dinner
14
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Social Media Meeting 1pm
  • Mary Pippens - Dinner
15
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Hardship 9am
  • Board Retreat 4pm-8pm
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal - Dinner
16
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Peace Presbyterian - Dinner
17
  • Emmanuel Baptist - Breakfast
  • First FWB - Dinner
18
  • St. James UMC - Breakfast
  • Sycamore Hill MB - Dinner
19
  • Storytime
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Hair Cuts
  • St. James Jammers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • St. James UMC - Dinner
20
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Dee Howard/ Christ Presbyterian - Dinner
21
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Living Waters Ministry - Dinner
22
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Hardship 9am
  • Salem UMC - Dinner
  • Reading with Meredith from St. Paul
23
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Jarvis Memorial UMC Youth - Dinner
24
  • Paradise Christian Center - Breakfast
  • First Presbyterian - Dinner
25
  • St. James UMC - Breakfast
  • Philippi Church of Christ - Dinner
26
  • Storytime
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Oakmont Baptist/ Tammy Mozingo - Dinner
27
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • St. Paul's Episcopal - Dinner
28
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Social Media Meeting 1pm
  • Red Oak Christ/ Straightway Church - Dinner
29
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Hardship 9am
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal - Dinner
30
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Antioch Church Ministries - Dinner

Becoming a Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us, stop by our office at 207 Manhattan Street or download a volunteer application, page three of this document must be completed by the Greenville Police Department, and send it to:   vc@greenvillecommunityshelter.org.  Or you may bring it by the office Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.  Volunteers start our day here at the shelter each morning at 6 o’clock, Monday thru Friday, to cook breakfast for the residents.  On average, we feed 50-55 people each morning. We use disposable plates, cups, napkins, bowls, forks, knives, and spoons, which are donated by individuals, businesses, and churches. Our day ends with volunteers serving a hot dinner to our residents prepared with love and care by many churches, individuals, and businesses.

What Volunteers Do For Us

Before this program was implemented in June of 2013 we received only 40 meals from a vendor to feed our residents. It was based on a first come, first served basis. Now every day all of our residents receive a hot breakfast and dinner. 98% percent of our evening meals are supplied by local churches, some of which have been serving since we opened in 1988. Our residents feel special and are spoken to with respect and kindness as they receive their meal. Many times churches will also include a short devotional or prayer. This special attention helps our residents know that someone really cares about them and that they are not invisible.

Without our volunteers, our shelter would quite simply cease to function. We depend on the generosity and compassion of ordinary people just like you.