Volunteer

 

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Current Volunteers

Make a difference

Volunteers help Homeward Bound end homelessness by helping provide much-needed services to people transitioning into a home. Taking our See the Hope Tour is a great way to learn more about volunteering opportunities, and is the first step to volunteering.

 

Homeward Bound offers service experiences for individuals, faith communities, businesses, schools, and youth groups. 

Interested in volunteering?

Contact Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at volunteer@homewardboundwnc.org,

call 828-772-1820, or just fill out our online application!

“I don’t know if I ever expressed this, but I was always impressed with the level of work you do at Homeward Bound and [the Day Center]. There is so much respect and human dignity in it. Also, you waste absolutely nothing. You can take a small amount of resources and make it perform so many different services. Thanks for letting me volunteer with you!”

Michael

Volunteer at AHOPE

Volunteering at AHOPE

Day Center

AHOPE is the only day center for people experiencing homelessness in the region. AHOPE provides services including showers, coffee, mail services, and storage of personal belongings for an average 172 people a day. Above it all, AHOPE is also the first step on the journey back to permanent housing. Volunteers are critical to the successful operation of AHOPE.

Typical tasks include:

  • Sort and handout mail
  • Answer phone and take messages
  • Respond to requests for items such as towels and toiletries
  • Help clients access their medications
  • Organize and clean the day center
  • Assist case managers to ensure our clients overall wellbeing

Volunteering at Welcome Home Donation Center

The Welcome Home Donation Center collects furniture and household goods donated from community members and distributes them to individuals and families moving from homelessness to housing. Creating a furnished home is key to Homeward Bound’s 89% retention rate.

Typical tasks include:

  • Organize, sort, and pack household items at the donation center
  • Sponsor a Move-In Box including toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other household goods for $250
  • Sponsor a Housewarming by collecting items from our clients’ wish list to directly enhance someone’s life.
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