Basic Services for Homeless Neighbors


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


945 N. College St.Charlotte, NC 28206


The Urban Ministry Center is looking for energetic, positive individuals to join our UMC volunteer family. Volunteering gives back to the community, helps those most in need, and can transform your life. Our volunteer family lends their heart, time, and skills to help us achieve our mission of ending homelessness.

What can I gain from volunteering?

Knowledge- Volunteering at UMC exposes you to the diverse experiences of our homeless neighbors and the issues of poverty- this can transform your views and change not only their life, but your own as well.

Skills- UMC is an ever-evolving organization that requires our volunteers to be flexible and attentive to detail. Our volunteers gain many transferable skills such as multi-tasking, effective communication, and management skills.

Community- We encourage our volunteers to build relationships with the neighbors that they serve. Being genuine, respectful, and mindful of the challenges our homeless neighbors face every day while working with other volunteers brings us together as a community.

Fulfillment- When our volunteers leave each day, they know they have made a difference in someone else's life.

So, what services are offered?

Urban Ministry Center provides basic services for anyone in need. It's our way of affirming the dignity of each homeless neighbor who may need a hot shower, clean clothes, a phone call or message from family and the support needed to take the next step out of homelessness. These services provide additional opportunities for homeless individuals to connect with caring volunteers and staff, enabling further contact with the continuum of care and services in Charlotte. We are in need of volunteers with weekday and weekend availability that can commit to at least six months of service (and preferably long term). At this time we are not able to accommodate school service requirements or court-related community service. We require our individual volunteers to be 18 years old or older (unless accompanied by an adult).

Current individual volunteer needs:

Shower Attendant

Laundry Attendant

Mail Sorter

Front Desk

Phone Desk


Van Driver

How do I get involved?

Visit us at to learn more about the Urban Ministry Center.

You may also fill out an individual volunteer form

The Urban Ministry Center is an interfaith agency dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness - one life at a time.


  • Office Reception
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months (or longer)

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