Sharing House is a cooperative ministry between the local churches & local community, encouraging neighbors to assist neighbors through the compassionate donation of their time, talent, & treasure.
Regular On-Going Opportunities
Transylvania Christian Ministry – Sharing House regular volunteers typically donate their time, energy & experiential life skills for about a half-a-day (4 hours) each week during the morning or afternoon shift from Monday through Friday by serving in one or more of these important areas listed below.
Reception Desk: Reception desk volunteers answer general telephone inquiries, greet people seeking assistance, answer general front desk questions, complete basic ministry documentation, & file personal information on the people served.
Interviewer: Interview room volunteers interview people seeking food, clothing, & some financial assistance in the areas of housing, utilities, transportation, household items, & medical assistance.
Food Pantry: Food pantry volunteers receive donated food items & other miscellaneous items, weigh & document donated food items, restock pantry shelves, & bag various food orders for people requesting food assistance.
Clothing Closet: Clothing closet volunteers selectively sort through donated clothing & household linens, recycle the undesirable materials, staff the clothing room desk, & assist people seeking appropriate items of clothing for their family.
Database & Office Support: Clerical room volunteers perform general clerical & data entry duties relating to any of the TCM – Sharing House general correspondence & specific client information.
Periodic Opportunities: Transylvania Christian Ministry – Sharing House periodic volunteers donate their time, energy & experiential life skills for as many or as few hours as they desire during different times of the calendar year by serving in one or more of the important areas listed below.
- Adopt-A-Family: Christmas gift shop & gift wrap various items for Sharing House adoptees, & perform general clerical & telephone duties. This important volunteer opportunity begins around early November & finishes around late December.
- School Supplies: School supplies volunteers advocate for donations of school supplies or financial gifts to purchase school supplies from donors, collect & organize school supplies, & assemble book bags with necessary school supplies for the children of low-income families attending Transylvania County schools. This important volunteer opportunity begins during the summer school vacation, & finishes around early September.
- Bulk Mailing: Bulk Mailing Volunteers photocopy TCM – Sharing House bulk mail, sort & fold bulk mail, stuff envelopes, & attach labels & stamps. This volunteer opportunity occurs periodically throughout the year: Newsletter (Summer, Fall, & Winter), Annual Report (Spring), & Special Appeal (May & September).
- Special Events: Special Events Volunteers assist an appointed Special Events Volunteer Coordinator with the various tasks of organizing, facilitating, & fundraising associated with the special event that TCM – Sharing House has initiated.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact the RSVP office at 828-251-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by our RSVP Volunteer Center at Silvermont Opportunity Center on Thursdays from 12-4pm