“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” – Irish Proverb
Come experience the community-building that makes McCreesh Place unique and learn how it’s possible to end homelessness. Homelessness happens to people when they are socially isolated, and the experience itself can be further isolating. Creating community connections for formerly homeless men can mean as little as offering a ride, or as much as offering to share a meal or celebrate birthdays and holidays together. Supportive Housing Communities welcomes individual volunteers as well as groups from faith communities, schools, businesses and organizations. Click here to view Volunteer Opportunities.
Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
On-Call, Ongoing & Event Drivers
Often transportation is a barrier to participation in life. One volunteer takes a resident grocery shopping every week. Others drive as needed for last minute appointments. Event drivers help us make outings possible when tickets are donated.
Host Groups for Birthday Celebrations
Groups are needed for monthly birthday celebrations.
Holiday & Activity Hosts
The season that brings smiles to most can be harder to weather when you feel alone. Individuals and groups can make someone’s holidays special or make any day a holiday with a simple activity.
Saturday Hot Dogs & Cooking Clubs
Meals make a community! On Saturdays, volunteers bring hot dogs to our picnic tables for everyone's enjoyment. Monthly, a group of volunteers gathers with the residents to cook a meal.
Help with needed building maintenance and landscaping projects.
Front Desk Volunteers
Help at the front desk to greet visitors and talk to residents.
Tuned In Community Choir
Build community with us by attending a choir rehearsal on Thursday evening at 6 pm, followed by food and fellowship. Led by Dr. Thomas Moore, choir members are residents from our community and members of the greater Charlotte community including business leaders and government officials. We especially welcome people who have never sung in a choir before – we lift our voices together!
Last year’s garden at McCreesh Place yielded lots of fresh vegetables for our community and for Friendship Trays – including lettuce, cabbage, bell peppers, okra, and tomatoes. We’re continuing to promote healthy lifestyles for our residents with the help of our garden; but we need volunteer groups to help move mulch and dirt, prepare the soil and plant seeds. To sign up, contact Linda Miller at 704-335-9380 ext. 128.
Other volunteer opportunities are:
health practitioners for our wellness room
computer training for residents
your talents, skills, ideas and services are welcome
To discuss volunteer suggestions and opportunities, call Linda Miller at 704-335-9380, ext 128.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Supportive Housing Communities (SHC)! Please take a moment to view the Volunteer Handbook and complete the Volunteer Application and send to Linda Miller at SHC - McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28205. After submission, Linda Miller, Community Partnership Coordinator, will be in touch to invite you in for a tour and orientation. We at SHC look forward to making your volunteer experience exciting and rewarding. Thank you for your commitment to Supportive Housing Communities! Click here to view our brochure.
Click here for a list of our valued volunteers!