We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Pathway of Hope. Below you will find a description of volunteer duties, how to dress, requirements and contact information. We look forward to working with you.

Pathway of Hope Shelter is located at: 245 Alexander Street Fayetteville, NC 28301

Volunteer hours are every day from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Volunteer Description:

  • Attend Volunteer Orientation and Safe from Harm Training.
  • Attend Shelter Kitchen Orientation with Kitchen Manager.
  • Performs all kitchen work in accordance with health regulations as it relates to food preparation, food serving and storage.
  • Assists in preparing meals, beverages and snacks; washes and chops fruits and vegetables; mixes beverages and arranges snacks.
  • Assists in serving meals ensuring appropriate proportions are provided.
  • Washes, dries, and stores pots, pans, plates, glasses, cups, bowls, and utensils.
  • Cleans tables, chairs, and condiment holders.
  • Sweeps, mops kitchen and dining room floors.
  • Stocks foods, beverages, and supplies in an orderly and safe manner.
  • Change and Empty trash cans.
  • Serve guests in a pleasant, efficient, courteous and professional manner.
  • Dress neat and clean and in proper attire. Wear hair nets, aprons and gloves when handling food.
  • Volunteers working in the kitchen will be required to wear closed‐toe & low heel shoes.
  • Assists with some programming and activity events when available.
  • Should be able to do some light lifting/unloading/moving of food supplies.
  • Use basic kitchen equipment safely; operate basic electrical and mechanical equipment under the direction of the Kitchen Staff.
  • Sign in and out utilizing the appropriate forms for accountability.


  • Age: 18 and older permitted by themselves; under 18 must be with a responsible adult such as a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or teacher.
  • Criminal background check: Required
  • Volunteer application: Required
  • Safe From Harm Training: Required
  • All applications MUST be picked up at Administrative office at 220 E. Russell Street to fill out the appropriate paperwork.

How To Dress:

  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a good grip as you will be walking on slick kitchen floors
  • Refrain from wearing shirts with controversial messages or images.
  • Suggested jewelry restrictions: limit earrings to small studs; limit rings to wedding bands; limit necklaces to small chains with small or no pendants; bracelets are not recommended.
  • Things to keep in mind: You will be required to put on gloves, an apron, and a hairnet (all provided for you by The Salvation Army), so plan your apparel accordingly.


Email Shelley Hudson, Director of Social Services