Ways to Help

Volunteer Opportunities at The Carying Place

Donations of household goods and support of TCP fundraising activities are always welcome. There are also numerous volunteer opportunities requiring various levels of commitment and training. TCP staff will accommodate volunteer’s schedules for most items. Please contact us at info@thecaryingplace.org or at 919-462-1800 to begin volunteering with us.


  • Support Partners

    This volunteer meets weekly with their assigned families and helps them through steps leading to sustainable, permanent housing.

  • Children’s Program

    Volunteers care for children of both families and volunteers during the weekly sessions working with a TCP Children’s Program Coordinator to help children find stability and self-esteem as they go through the transition from homelessness.

  • Caring Sponsors

    Serve as friends and mentors to their assigned families and make informal contact each week.

  • Data Entry/Office Assistance

    A volunteer helps maintain the files and computer records for TCP staff and families as well as answer TCP office phone lines and complete family intakes by phone.

  • Meal Providers

    Volunteers organize a team from a church, social, or civic group to prepare and serve meals to TCP families and volunteers at the weekly sessions.

  • Maintenance/Repairs Teams

    Volunteers provide pre-occupancy prep, routine repairs, and maintenance of apartments including painting, cleaning, and minor repairs.

  • Moving Team

    Volunteers help families move in and out of TCP housing, pick up donated furniture and household items, assist in organizing storage units and updating furniture inventories; also in need of persons who will put their pick-up trucks and/or trailers to work to help move TCP furniture and families as needed.

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