Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us, stop by our office at 207 Manhattan Avenue or download a CCC Volunteer Application, and send it to: vc@greenvillecommunityshelter.org. Or you may bring it by the office Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.

Volunteers Opportunities

Breakfast

Volunteers cook and serve breakfast for our residents Monday – Friday. Volunteers arrive at 6 am, serve at 7 am, and are out by 7:30 am. The food, menus, recipes and supplies are all provided. You don’t even have to clean-up, the residents do that. We especially need help on Thursdays.  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.

Dinner / Weekend Breakfast

We currently have over 43 churches and individuals who provide, prepare, and serve dinner each night and breakfast on the weekend.

Respite Room

Our Respite Room is open from 12 pm to 6 pm Monday- Friday. Residents leave the shelter at 8 am and re-enter at 6 pm. Some are medically fragile or have health issues. The Respite Room allows them a place to be comfortable during the day. We also have the Respite Area available for families with children. We need volunteers to interact and provide support for the residents.

CCC Free Clothes Closet

The clothes closet is open to the public from 2pm to 4pm every Tuesday and Thursday. On Mondays, clothing is sorted from 2 pm to 4pm. Volunteers are needed to help all 3 days.

After School Enrichment

There are usually several children in the shelter. 4H is providing some of the enrichment activities. Volunteers are needed for facilitating fun projects, art and help with homework or reading.

Thank you for your interest in helping those who need a hand-up. If you have a project, talent, or interest you would like to share, please contact:

Julie Morrow
Volunteer Coordinator
252-752-0829
vc@greenvillecommunityshelter.org

What Volunteers Have Done For Us

Without our volunteers, our shelter would quite simply cease to function. We depend on the generosity and compassion of ordinary people just like you.  Before the current breakfast 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.  In 2018, with the help of volunteers, we were able to open a clothes closet, open the Respite Quarters, and implement an after-school program.  This special attention helps our residents know that someone really cares about them and that they are not invisible.

 

Upcoming Shelter Events

June 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Open Door Ministries - Breakfast
  • Oak Grove MB - Dinner
2
  • Kiononia - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
3
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • Memorial Baptist - Dinner
4
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Greenville Church of God - Dinner
5
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Ms. Single/Dee Howard - Dinner
6
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal- Dinner
7
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Holly Hill FWB- Dinner
8
  • Trinity FWB - Breakfast
  • Ebenezer 7th Day Adventist - Dinner
9
  • Christ Presbyterian/ Bayt Shalom - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
10
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • First Christian Church DOC - Dinner
11
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Operations Meeting
  • St. Paul's Episcopal - Dinner
12
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Social Media Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Mary Pippens - Dinner
13
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Faith Assembly of God - Dinner
14
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Exec Meeting
  • Faith Temple - Dinner
15
  • Emmanuel Baptist - Breakfast
  • First FWB - Dinner
16
  • St. James UMC - Breakfast
  • Sycamore Hill MB - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
17
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • St. James UMC - Dinner
18
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Dee Howard/ Christ Presbyterian - Dinner
19
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Living Waters Ministry - Dinner
20
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Board Meeting
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal - Dinner
21
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Peace Presbyterian - Dinner
22
  • Paradise Christian Center - Breakfast
  • First Presbyterian - Dinner
23
  • St. James UMC - Breakfast
  • Philippi Church of Christ - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
24
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • Oakmont Baptist/ Tammy Mozingo - Dinner
25
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Shiv Ajmera - Dinner
26
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Social Media Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Red Oak Christ/ Straightway Church - Dinner
27
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal - Dinner
  • Salem UMC - Dinner
28
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Antioch Church Ministries - Dinner
  • Jarvis Memorial UMC Youth - Dinner
29
30
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless