We offer volunteering 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. 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!”
AHOPE DAY CENTER
The Day Center is open from 7 a.m. to noon every weekday and 8 a.m. to noon on weekends. 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.
Day Center volunteer times are:
- Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday, 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (partial shifts available too)
Room in the Inn
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give her a call at 828.252.8883.
Businesses, schools, youth groups, and faith communities can all work with us to move someone experiencing homelessness in to their new home. Each week we are moving people into their own permanent and affordable housing! You can help out by collecting furniture. It’s a meaningful and short-term service project.