Now more than ever local non-profit agencies need volunteers to help them meet the needs of those in crisis.
If you have the time and desire, consider becoming a volunteer at a local non-profit and let others know someone cares.
Senior Nutrition Services
Meals on Wheels is starting a new route in the Catawba area is looking for volunteers to deliver to new clients.
American Red Cross
The Catawba County United Way wanted to remind everyone the importance of volunteering your time and donating blood. Here are some upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drives.
Monday, Oct. 19 – St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA, 2259 12th Ave. Hickory, 2 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19 – St. Johns Lutheran, 2126 St. Johns Church Rd. Conover, 2:30 – 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19 – First United Methodist, 311 3rd Ave NE Hickory, 2:30 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 20 – Shuford Elementary, 810 Hunsucker Drive NE Conover, 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Please volunteer your time and give if you can. Visit RedCrossBlood.org to register for these drives or to learn about other area opportunities to donate blood.
Family Guidance Center
The FGC is looking for volunteers to help out The Purple Ribbon Thrift Store - cashiers and donation sorters. If interested, mail Melissa at email@example.com or call 828-322-1400 for more information.
Hickory Soup Kitchen
The Hickory Soup Kitchen has an immediate need of volunteers in various areas – helping prepare meals, stocking the food pantry to name a just a couple of ways you could help. If interested visit https://hickorysoupkitchen.org/ways-to-help for more information or call 828-327-4828.
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry
For its Thrift Store, ECCCM needs donation sorters, stocking volunteers and cashiers. Contact Christina Rodgers at 828-465-1702, ext. 123.
ECCCM’s Food Pantry needs: pantry door worker to greet the clients in the food line and grocery store driver. Contact Allen Sherrill at 828-465-1702, ext. 116.
Highways and Hedges
Highways and Hedges desperately needs help delivering furniture/appliances to folks in need. For more information call or text 828-781-8095.
Adult Life Programs
Washing and cleaning vans is always a need for us, as well as cleaning the outdoor areas of the agencies different facilities. For information call 828-326-9120.
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry
31 Thrift and MORE Needs volunteers to sort, price, and stock donations and the nutrition center has needs every afternoon from 12-4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact Andrea Beatty, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator to make an appointment for an individual orientation at 828-323-7904 or Outreach@ccmhickory.org.
The Salvation Army
Opportunities would include: Providing weekend meals for shelter (dinner), Pantry help (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) For information about volunteering, please call 828-322-8061.
Integrated Care of Hickory
Seeking skilled labor for housing programs, front desk and clerical work, reaching out to collect canned goods/non-perishables for housing program and outreach for svcs and prevention – training provided. Call 828-322-5915 or visit integratedcarehickory.com.
To Learn more about local volunteer opportunities visit the Catawba County Volunteer Center at THIS LINK.