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.

Complete the Volunteer Form to get started.


  • Support Partners

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

  • 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.

  • Maintenance/Repairs Teams

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

  • 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.

  • 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. This is needed at the beginning of the year, to fill the annual calendar.