Women & Children's Shelter

The shelter houses anywhere between 85-100 women and children at a given time. We rely on volunteers to help carry out and enrich the programs that serve these families. Whether you love to cook or are great with crafts, the shelter has a volunteer opportunity for you! 


Shelter Meal: As a family or group, lovingly prepare a nutritious meal for the shelter residents in the comfort of your home. Bring the meal and serve it to the women and children! Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes recently volunteered to serve a shelter meal. Read about it here. 

                      Monday-Friday (dinner); Saturday & Sunday (breakfast, lunch, or dinner): needs to be schedule ahead of time 

Shelter Mentor & Tutor Help children in the shelter with their homework, but more importantly serve as a positive role model to a child in need.

                      Monday & Thursday, 6:45pm-8:15pm; Must be at least 18 years old

Mission Literacy Teach and enhance reading skills for children in the shelter through the use of The Bible.

                      Tuesday, 6:45pm-8:15pm; Must be at least 18 years old.

Family Fun Night: Every Wednesday night in the shelter is Family Fun Night. While it seems simple, this is a rare and precious opportunity for the mothers and children to bond in a stress-free, fun environment. Volunteer to host a fun craft or activity with the families. The options are endless: dance parties, crafts, beauty nights and more! The choice is yours! Check out our Valentine's Day themed Family Fun Night

                      Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 6:45pm-8:15pm

Special Events & Holiday Parties: Just like you, the families in the shelter love to have fun and celebrate, but they do not always have the means to do so. The mothers are faced with tough decisions like saving for an apartment or providing a birthday cake for your child. Help make milestones and holidays special for the families in the shelter! Volunteer to host or even just decorate a holiday party. It's amazing what a couple of colorful table clothes and goodie bags can do to the lift the spirits of the moms and kids. 

Monday-Friday 6:45pm - 8:15pm; Saturday & Sundays are flexible. To interact, volunteers must be 18 years old. 

Workshops: Many of the mothers living in the shelter have not had the same opportunities to learn and grow that many of us have. Utilize your skills and expertise in a subject and share it with the mothers by hosting a workshop! Workshops opportunities range from healthcare, financial, family law, cooking, meditation, knitting and more! *Workshops can also be for children as well. 

                      Must be at least 18 years old.  

Welcome Kits: Many of the families that come to the shelter are fleeing an unsafe situation and arrive to the shelter with literally nothing but the clothes they have on. To help create a welcoming environment, we try to have ready made "Welcome Kits"that contain hygiene products, self care items such as journals, and a small toy or item for the children. Volunteer to provide welcome kits and give a sense of warmth and small comfort to the families entering the shelter. 

                      Email Volunteer Coordinator for a list of suggested items.