There are individual and group volunteer opportunities available. The success of our mission is strengthened by the generosity of our volunteers. Check out the following volunteer opportunities!



USPS Mail Carrier Food Drive: This is our BIGGEST Food Drive of the year and it takes a large village to help on the receiving end when all of the USPS trucks make their deliveries. We will need assistance on Saturday, May 9 as well as the days following to help intake, sort, and store all donated food items. Please CLICK HERE for volunteer opportunities -- perfect for corporate volunteers, civic groups. We do not need children younger than 16 iassisting with these shifts as there is a lot of moving around and many items are heavy to carry. Thank you!

MISCELLANEOUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We urgently need the following volunteers: Warehouse helpers, Dishwashers, Drivers. In addition, we are looking for 2-3 people to come to RCS one weekend a month to help sort clothes for our Dress for Success program (our partnership with Craven Community College).

Community Kitchen: Group opportunities are limited for help in the Community Kitchen. Please call for any available days so this can be scheduled. Too many people in the kitchen is just like at home… confusing!

Receptionist: Help greet guests and direct them to appropriate staff members for assistance. Morning and afternoon shift available 8:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 1:00pm; please call to confirm availability (633-2767) before showing up to volunteer for this opportunity (many shifts are already filled, so assistance may not be needed).

Food Pantry Distribution: Available hours 11:00am – 1:15pm.

Warehouse: Available hours vary Monday – Friday between 8am – 1pm. Help sort incoming donations to locations within the warehouse and/or Food Pantry. Please call before coming to make sure help is needed; we also post special requests for volunteers on our website and Facebook.

Education Partnerships: RCS offers a limited number of classes in our building through Craven Community College. Students can benefit from additional tutors. Call for more information; spots are limited for this opportunity.

Annual Events: We have a variety of events held throughout the year. These events require teams of people to ensure success. Check our Events Page for upcoming dates so you can get on board. These are always fun and very rewarding.

Shelter Dinners: Prepare a dinner off-site (or bring in take-out) for 15-20 Shelter guests. Come in to help serve and stay for a visit. Meals start at 6:00pm (remember to make meals in advance).


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