2015 Food Pantry Volunteers-Tuesday

Getting food ready for households

For those who are called to serve the poor in our community, Greensboro Urban Ministry seeks to provide meaningful opportunities to volunteer.

In 2015, more than 2,000 men and women shared 65,000 hours of their time and talent with Greensboro Urban Ministry as volunteers.

Volunteers do a range of valuable things at our three sites, including preparing and serving meals; making quilts for guests in our shelters; sorting and packing emergency food bags for hungry neighbors; tutoring children at Pathways Center and Partnership Village; working at special events; and serving on committees and our Board.

“Poverty has always been a concern of mine. Even as a principal with children dealing with homelessness, you never really understand what that means or how the family works to get back on their feet. I never could have imagined what it takes to keep a place like Pathways going.”

– Denise Richmond, retired

principal and volunteer at Pathways Center

The estimated value of volunteer time is $23.07, according to the Corporation of National and Community Service. That means GUM volunteers’ time equates to a value of more than $1,499,550! What an awesome impact on fighting poverty in our community!

If you are interested in working with us, as an individual or group, we are excited to find the connecting point for you here. You can learn a great deal about volunteering by visiting our Volunteer page, We look forward to working with you!