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

July 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Kiononia - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
2
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • Memorial Baptist - Dinner
3
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Greenville Church of God - Dinner
4
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Ms. Single/Dee Howard - Dinner
5
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal- Dinner
6
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Holly Hill FWB- Dinner
7
  • Open Door Ministries - Breakfast
  • Oak Grove MB - Dinner
8
  • Christ Presbyterian/ Bayt Shalom - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
9
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • First Christian Church DOC - Dinner
  • Dental Screening
  • Dental Screening
10
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • St. Paul's Episcopal - Dinner
11
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Social Media Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Mary Pippens - Dinner
12
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • Faith Assembly of God - Dinner
13
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Faith Temple - Dinner
14
  • Trinity FWB - Breakfast
  • Ebenezer 7th Day Adventist - Dinner
15
  • St. James UMC - Breakfast
  • Sycamore Hill MB - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
16
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • St. James UMC - Dinner
17
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Dee Howard/ Christ Presbyterian - Dinner
18
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Living Waters Ministry - Dinner
19
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal - Dinner
20
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Peace Presbyterian - Dinner
21
  • Emmanuel Baptist - Breakfast
  • First FWB - Dinner
22
  • St. James UMC - Breakfast
  • Philippi Church of Christ - Dinner
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
23
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
  • Oakmont Baptist/ Tammy Mozingo - Dinner
  • Dental Screening
  • Dental Screening
24
  • Evening Bible Study - Women
  • Shiv Ajmera - Dinner
25
  • Housing Meeting 1pm
  • Social Media Meeting 1pm
  • Evening Bible Study - Men
  • Red Oak Christ/ Straightway Church - Dinner
26
  • Hardship 9am
  • Ignite Youth Group
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal - Dinner
  • Salem UMC - Dinner
27
  • House of Penocostal Ministries 7pm
  • Antioch Church Ministries - Dinner
  • Jarvis Memorial UMC Youth - Dinner
28
  • Paradise Christian Center - Breakfast
  • First Presbyterian - Dinner
29
  • Two Way Church of Jesus Christ - To Minister to the Homeless
30
  • Storytime
  • Staff Meeting 9am
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Fatherhood Class 7pm
  • Breakfast - Rachel, Zane & Danielle
31
  • Evening Bible Study - Women

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 CCC 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.