Group Opportunities


Traditional volunteer projects

There are multiple ways to volunteer with Charlotte Family Housing (CFH). Many volunteers appreciate the opportunity to participate in projects that allow them to see an immediate result. Some suggested opportunities are listed below.

  • Painting: Volunteers can assist with interior painting projects within the Elizabeth House and Plaza Place shelters. Volunteer groups are requested to provide paint and supplies.
    Estimated amount of volunteers: 10 at each shelter
    Timing: Ongoing
  • Landscaping: Volunteers can assist with lawn mowing, pruning, mulching, weeding, and trash pickup. Planting and tending to flowers and pressure washing of the fence and other outdoor areas are additional outdoor opportunities. Tools and supplies will be provided.
    Estimated amount of volunteers: 10 at each shelter
    Timing: Ongoing
  • Deep cleaning: Volunteers can assist with general cleaning tasks in common areas of the shelters (kitchen, dining room, living room, day center). If possible, please provide.
    Estimated amount of volunteers: 10 at each shelter
    Timing: Ongoing
  • Welcome Basket Collection and Assembly: Volunteers can collect and assemble baskets filled with fresh linen to help give families a fresh start when entering the shelter and create a welcome environment.
    Estimated amount of volunteers: 10 for assembly, 2-4 for delivery
    Timing: Ongoing
  • Happy Home Bucket Collection and Assembly: Volunteers can collect and assemble buckets filled with cleaning supplies and items to help families maintain and settle when moving into housing.
    Estimated amount of volunteers: 10 for assembly, 2-4 for delivery
    Timing: Ongoing

Family or second-generation focused activities

Volunteer groups can plan an interactive activity that benefits our families and promotes fellowship and fun.

  • Family Night: Held once a month every second Friday, groups may choose to host movies and snacks, games or craft activities for families to participate.
  • Weekend Family Day at Hawthorne Place only: Choose a Saturday OR Sunday on the first and third weekend of the month to host an ice cream social, barbecue and basketball or any family-focused event.
  • Youth Financial Literacy "The Reality of Money": Serve as "merchants" in this real-world simulation that promotes financial literacy by helping teens maneuver through making spending decisions, budget and prepare for unexpected expenses.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Madia Barber, Volunteer Manager at mbarber@charlottefamilyhousing.org at 704-915-8001.