Please take A moment to click HERE and fill out our volunteer survey to ensure we are providing the best possible volunteer experience for you. We greatly appreciate it!

How Do I get started?

Click here to fill out our volunteer application: Volunteer Application
If you are interested in volunteering, the best way to get started is by attending one of our volunteer orientations held every Tuesday at 3pm at 226 N. Long Street (Ralph W. Ketner Center). Volunteers must attend orientation prior to volunteering here at Rowan Helping Ministries. Please bring your completed application with you.

When can I begin volunteering?
One of our volunteer coordinators will get you set up on the schedule following volunteer orientation. 

What if I have hours to complete for school?
If you have less than 10 hours to complete for school, please consider attending one of our student volunteer days. Proof of completed hours will be available following the end of your shift so please bring any papers you need filled out or signed by staff. Student volunteer days will be held on the following dates in 2018:

Monday, February 19 8am-5pm

Friday, March 9 8am-5pm

Friday, April 6 8am-5pm

Saturday, May 19 8am-noon

Who do I contact if I have any questions?
Please contact one of our volunteer coordinators. 
Crisis Assistance Volunteer Coordinator - Lynsey Horn
lhorn@rowanhelpingministries.org (704) 637-6838 ext. 112
Shelter and Jeannie's Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator - Brynn Smith Falls
bsmith@rowanhelpingministries.org (704) 637-6838 ext. 117



Jeannie's Kitchen
Breakfast (5:15-7:00am) 
Lunch (9:30am-1:30pm)
Dinner (5:30-8:30pm)

Monday – Friday (8am - 11am, 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm)

USDA Food Packing
Groups of 8 - 12 individuals pre-pack boxes of groceries for families.
Monday – Friday (2 hours)

Food For Thought
Packing parties with groups of 15 or more (30-60 minutes)



Food Pantry

Fight hunger in Rowan County by helping those who need groceries by packing up groceries for clients requesting food assistance.                                                  
Monday – Friday (Shifts available 8:00am-5:30pm)

2nd Helping Drivers

Pick up donated food from local stores and restaurants.
Drivers must have a pick-up truck, SUV or other large vehicle.
Monday – Friday (8:30am - 11:30am)

Clothing Center

Work one on one with families as you assist them with clothing selections. Sort and set up clothing for display.
Monday – Friday (Shifts available 8:00am-5:30pm)

Loading Dock

Unloading deliveries of food and clothes.
Monday - Friday (Shifts available 8:00am-5:30pm)

Food Appointment Desk

Answer the phone and return messages to take appointments for food assistance.Unloading deliveries of food and clothes.
Monday - Friday (Shifts available 8:00am-5:30pm)

Reception Desk

Welcome clients and provide staff support as clients sign in for services.
Monday – Friday (Shifts available 8:00am-5:30pm)


Interview clients who need assistance with basic necessities such as rent, utilities, or medicine.
Monday – Friday (Shifts available 8:00am-noon, and 1-5:30pm)