Volunteer

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 mseamon@rowanhelpingministries.org or call her at 704.637.6838, Ext. 112.

Serve a Meal in Jeannie’s Kitchen

Volunteers must be at least 10 years old, accompanied by an adult; 16 years old, without adult.

Breakfast Sign-Up
5:15-7 a.m.
3-5 individuals needed

Lunch Sign-Up
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
6-10 individuals needed

Supper Sign-Up
5:30-8:30 p.m.
5-7 individuals needed

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.

Click Here to Sign Up

Laundry Attendant

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.

If you would like to schedule a training, please contact Monica at mseamon@rowanhelpingministries.org or call her at 704.637.6838, Ext. 112.

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.

For initial driver set-up, contact Monica Seamon, Volunteer Manager, at mseamon@rowanhelpingministries.org or call her at 704.637.6838, Ext. 112.

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.

For initial driver set-up, contact Monica Seamon, Volunteer Manager, at mseamon@rowanhelpingministries.org or call her at 704.637.6838, Ext. 112.

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