BB&T Lighthouse Project

Individual Volunteering

Greensboro Urban Ministry is fortunate to have the support of many volunteers, with over 100 volunteers on-site on any given day.  We are excited to offer the following volunteer opportunities and hope that one will match your schedule and desired experience.

Emergency Assistance – Interviewer

Emergency Assistance interview volunteers assist with interviewing clients to assess their crisis situation and eligibility for financial assistance.

Minimum requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma or GED.

Time Commitment: Emergency Assistance volunteers commit to volunteer a minimum of one 4 hour shift per week for one school semester or six month period. Typical volunteer times are 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm Monday – Friday.

Emergency Assistance – Telephone Receptionist

Emergency Assistance telephone receptionist volunteers assist with responding to calls requesting information on applying for emergency food or financial assistance.  Volunteers will need to be able to relate to people in crisis situations as a telephone call is frequently the first step in seeking assistance.

Minimum requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma or GED. Willing to work with people of diverse socio-economic status.

Time Commitment: Emergency Assistance volunteers commit to volunteer a minimum of one 4 hour shift per week for one school semester or six month period. Typical volunteer times are 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm Monday – Friday.

Food Pantry

Food Pantry volunteers assist with sorting donated food items and filling emergency food assistance bags.

Minimum requirements: 18 years of age if unaccompanied by an adult

Time Commitment: Food Pantry volunteers commit to volunteer a minimum of one 3-4 hour shift (8:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday).

Partnership Village

Partnership Village volunteers tutor children ranging in age from elementary to high school, help with homework, and assist group leaders with special projects.

Minimum requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma or GED.

Time Commitment: Partnership Village volunteers commit to volunteer a minimum of one 1 1/2 hour shift (3:30pm – 5:00pm on Tuesday or Thursday) per week for one school semester or six month period.

Potter’s House Community Kitchen

Potter’s House volunteers assist with preparing and serving the lunch meal to 400-600 individuals in need in our community.

Minimum requirements: 18 years of age or 16 if accompanied by an adult

Time Commitment: Potter’s House volunteers commit to volunteer a minimum of one 4 hour shift (9am – 1pm Monday – Friday) per week, ongoing.

Weaver House Night Shelter

Weaver House volunteers assist the shelter staff with checking in new guests, interact with guests to assess needs, help with laundry, and generally provide support and encouragement to those staying in the shelter.

Minimum requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma or GED. Willing to work with people of diverse socio-economic status.

Time Commitment: Weaver House volunteers commit to volunteer a minimum of one 3 hour shift (6:00pm – 9:00pm) per week for one school semester or six month period.

Weaver Extension (WE) Winter Shelter – Individual Volunteer

Winter Shelter volunteers provide mental health case management support to clients in need, offering appropriate follow-up and referrals to mental health programs as needed.

Minimum requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma or GED.

Time Commitment: Winter Shelter volunteers commit to volunteer a minimum of one 3 hour shift (7:00pm – 10:00pm) per week from December 1 through March 31.

Ministerial Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in ministerial volunteer opportunities, please click here to be directed to our Chaplaincy Program.