Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Volunteers are the lifeblood of Rowan Helping Ministries, providing for our neighbors in need.
Not sure what you want to do?
View the Volunteer Opportunities or scroll down for a list of our most active programs. Click on the words in blue to sign up and serve. For questions, please contact Monica Seamon, Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com or call her at 704.637.6838, Ext. 112.
Food Pantry Stocker/Shopper
Ages 16 & older
Monday-Friday, 3-hour shifts
8-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Volunteers pack food in grocery carts for clients, record weights, and load groceries into clients’ vehicles. You must be able to lift 30 pounds and be on your feet for the duration of the shift.
Ages 18 & older
Easy, pre-schedule training required
Volunteers serve our shelter guests by using commercial washers and dryers to clean, fold, and distribute sheets, towels, and personal laundry for our shelter guests.
Food Packing Parties
All ages welcome, with adult supervision required. One-hour parties for groups of 5-12 individuals
Food Packing Parties are a great team- and family-building opportunity.
- Our Packing Parties support two food programs:
- Food For Thought bags, packed for school children in need and serve as weekend meal supplement.
- Family Food bags, involves packaging pallets of food to family distribution boxes. Supported by USDA, TFAP Program
Sign up to serve by calling 704.637.6838, Ext. 105.
Become A Driver
Second Helping Drivers
Use their personal vehicles to pick up food donations from local stores and restaurants and deliver them to Rowan Helping Ministries for distribution through one of our three Food Pantries or Jeannie’s Kitchen. It generally takes an hour between 8:30 am-11:30 am, which depends upon when the retailer will have the donations ready for pick up. Valid driver’s license and driving record check required.
Food For Thought Driver
Ages 21 or older
One hour weekly on Thursday mornings when school is in session
Valid driver’s license required
Often times, as many as 1,000 school children do not eat from lunch time on Friday until breakfast on Monday. Food for Thought drivers deliver weekend meals to various schools on Thursdays so that they can be sent home with the children on Fridays.
Not able to handle a regular route but willing to help as needed? Be a back-up driver.