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Be The Key

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Come volunteer with us!

We offer service experiences for individuals, faith communities, businesses, and schools and youth groups. Volunteers help us end homelessness in our region 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.

Michael, a volunteer at our Day Center, told us,“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!”

Call Sharon Blythe at 828.776.9741 or email her at sharon@homewardboundwnc.org to find out how you can be the key to ending homelessness.

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AHOPE Day Center

AHOPE volunteers assist people experiencing homelessness while they wait for housing by handing out towels and toiletries for showers, checking mail and phone messages, and offering kindness and hope.

The Day Center volunteer times are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:45 am – 3:30 pm and Wednesday: 7:45 am – 12 pm. While most volunteers work half-day shifts, we are flexible for each person’s availability.

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AHOPE Day Center
The Day Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday, except for Wednesdays, when we close at 11:30. AHOPE volunteers assist people experiencing homelessness while they wait for housing by handing out towels and toiletries for showers, checking mail and phone messages, and offering kindness and hope.

The Day Center volunteer times are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.Wednesday: 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m. While most volunteers work half-day shifts, we are flexible for each person’s availability.

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Adair and Molly describe their experience volunteering with Homeward Bound WNC at our AHOPE Day Center. Thanks to Amplified Media’s Story Share project for the great work on the production of this video.

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Welcome Home Donation Center

We are seeking volunteers at our Welcome Home Donation Center, located at 205 Elk Park Drive in Woodfin. We provide basic furniture and household goods so that our clients’ new housing feels like home. Please get in touch if you are highly reliable, friendly, love to organize things and interact with people. The Welcome Home Donation Manager trains volunteers to accept donations of household supplies, give receipts, organize the donations, compile orders from our case managers to be picked up and pack “move-in boxes” for individuals and families who are moving into their new homes.

For more information please contact Ashley Campbell at 828.777.1886 or via email ashley@homewardboundwnc.org .

Group Opportunities

Room in the Inn is our shelter-to-housing program for women. The volunteers that nurture this program are primarily from over 60 faith communities throughout Buncombe County. They provide shelter, transportation, and meals for twelve women each night for a week at each location. The women receive case management while they experience the wait that’s currently necessary for housing to open up. This is a great opportunity for your group to make a huge difference through hands-on service.

If you would like to involve your faith community in this direct service opportunity, please email Sharon Blythe – sharon@homewardboundwnc.org or give her a call at 828.776.9741. Find out more about Room in the Inn.

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The Homeward Bound community includes caring staff, volunteers, board members, and people experiencing or moving out of homelessness. We believe that housing is a human right and use the “Housing First” national best practice to end homelessness. We care about the most vulnerable among us and work every day to help them improve their lives. Join us!

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Housewarming

After moving into a home, you soon discover household items that you didn’t realize you needed or wanted when you moved in. Your business, church, or youth group can provide a housewarming event for a newly-housed Homeward Bound client. Your team will receive a small list of items selected by the client that will make them feel more at home.

Once you have collected the requested items, a Homeward Bound staff member will work with you to schedule a day and time for the housewarming. On the housewarming day your team (up to five people), along with a Homeward Bound case manager, will deliver the items to our client. This is a wonderful event that creates an opportunity to see firsthand what housing means to our clients.

To learn more, please email Ashley Campbell at ashley@homewardboundwnc.org or call her at 828.777.1886.