Volunteer

Volunteers Needed

Our biggest need at this time is for help with our breakfast program. We are looking for individuals who can help cook breakfast and can supervise several residents during the cleanup process. We are also looking for individuals that can help with the purchase of the food items and organize a nutritious regular weekly menu schedule.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us, stop by our office at 207 Manhattan Street or download a volunteer application, page three of this document must be completed by the Greenville Police Department, and send it to: cholland@greenvillecommunityshelter.org

Volunteers start our day here at the shelter. Each morning at 6 o’clock, Monday thru Friday, volunteers come to the shelter and cook breakfast for the residents. On average, we feed 50-55 people each morning. We use disposable plates, cups, napkins, bowls, forks, knives, and spoons, which are donated by individuals, businesses, and churches. Our day ends with volunteers serving a hot dinner to our residents prepared with love and care by many churches, individuals, and businesses.

Before this program was implemented in June of 2013 we received only 40 meals from a vendor to feed our residents. It was based on a first come, first served basis. Now every day all of our residents receive a hot breakfast and dinner. 98% percent of our evening meals are supplied by local churches, some of which have been serving since we opened in 1988. Our residents feel special and are spoken to with respect and kindness as they receive their meal. Many times churches will also include a short devotional or prayer. This special attention helps our residents know that someone really cares about them and that they are not invisible.

Without our volunteers, our shelter would quite simply cease to function. We depend on the generosity and compassion of ordinary people just like you.