Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer at Matthews HELP Center, apply online: Volunteer Application


Matthews HELP Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to match the interest of anyone 14 years of age or older. Volunteers normally work one four-hour shift per week.

For more information about the volunteer program at Matthews HELP Center, contact Sandra Conway, Human Resource Manager, at sandra@matthewshelpcenter.org or 704-847-8383 ext. 300.


Some of the volunteer opportunities available to you: 

Thrift Shop Worker

Thrift Boutique Workers

  • Sort incoming clothing and other donations (household items, toys, books, etc.)
  • Price items for sale.
  • Take items and clothing to the sales floor.
  • Re-hang clothing left in dressing rooms.
  • Straighten shelves.
  • Other tasks as needed.
  • This position requires a four hour commitment.
  • Shifts are Monday - Saturday:
    • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thrift Shop Cashier

Thrift Boutique Cashier

  • Ring up customer sales on cash register.
  • Take money and make correct change.
  • Bag purchases for customers.
  • Be pleasant and inviting
  • Cashier experience preferred.
  • This position requires a four hour commitment.
  • Shifts are Monday - Saturday:
    • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, and
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pantry Worker

Food Pantry Volunteer

  • Sort food from congregations, businesses, civic groups and individuals.
  • Stock shelves in food storage area and food pantry.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Receive and fill food orders for families in need.
  • Break down bulk food items into family-size servings.
  • Accept food donations.
  • Shifts are Monday-Friday: 9:00 am- 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm;
    and Saturdays: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Perishable Food Pick-UpFood Pick Up

  • Pick-up perishable food donations from local businesses and the Matthews Community Farmers Market.


Maintenance VolunteersMaintenance

  • General handyman skills needed for minor repairs, painting, plumbing, building shelves, gardening, etc.; serve in an "as-needed" capacity.




As a student intern at Matthews HELP Center, you will experience real-world opportunities you won’t find in the classroom. You may find yourself assisting our Social Workers, helping out in Backporch Treasures, providing client assistance by packing food from our Food Pantry, working on special projects with our Fundraising Team, or other assorted duties as they arise. You will also have fun! Matthews HELP Center is a great place to intern!

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APPLY ONLINE NOW: Volunteer Application




The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short-term assistance.