We have many types of volunteer opportunities!


Ways you can help.
Day to day operations require a lot of hel

  • Evenings from 4 pm – 8 pm. Volunteers help by answering the phone, fulfilling individual needs of guests & overseeing guest check-in
  • Sundays from 12 pm – 4 pm, Volunteers assist with individual guest needs, answer phones
  • Administrative – Answer phones, greet guests, watch cameras
  • Gardening – Volunteer to help tend to our garden with our guests
  • Painting – Opportunities to paint rooms and spaces
  • Cooking – Come and teach/share a meal
  • Provide Weekend Food – On the weekends when the Bread of Life is closed, church groups, civic groups, friends, put together meals for the Haven Thomas House
  • Landscaping – Help keep the facility beautiful by weeding, trimming, and maintaining flower beds

Volunteering is not hard. The people at The Haven are just regular people like you that have had some circumstance happen in their life to make them experience homelessness. They are not dangerous people. They are not addicts or alcoholics, although at times we do have folks that are in recovery.

If you would like further information on volunteering, please call the shelter at 828.877.2040 or email the shelter at: [email protected]

You can also download a copy of our volunteer application here: Volunteer Application.