volunteer opportunities

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. -MATTHEW 25:35-40

Thank you for showing an interest in volunteering with ABCCM. Please contact the coordinators below to learn about further opportunities with each of these ministries. For general questions please call (828) 398-6743.

Crisis Ministry

We have four locations providing counseling, food, clothing, furniture, household items, and financial assistance for rent/mortgage utilities, heat, homeless preventions/rapid rehousing services. Each location needs volunteers in the receptions areas, food pantries, clothing rooms, and counseling. To volunteer, contact Sheryl Olsen, director of ABCCM's crisis ministries.

Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ)

At the VRQ, we welcome individual volunteers, families, and groups--whether from churches, business, or just a group of friends. We need volunteers in the kitchen to prepare and serve meals, barbers/beauticians, work teams, teachers and facilitators, receptionists, data entry clerks, entertainers, and chaplains to listen and offer spiritual information and prayer. To volunteer in one of these areas, contact Rick Schilling, volunteer coordinator at ABCCM's Veterans Restoration Quarters.

Steadfast House

At Steadfast House, we welcome individual volunteers, families, and groups--whether from churches, business, or just a group of friends. We need volunteers in the kitchen to prepare and serve meals, barbers/beauticians, work teams, teachers and facilitators, receptionists, data entry clerks, entertainers, child care providers, and chaplains to listen and offer spiritual information and prayer. To volunteer in one of these areas, contact Caleb Bradshaw, interim volunteer coordinator at ABCCM's Steadfast House.

Medical Ministry

In partnership with Mission Hospital, this ministry provides essential medical primary care services including a dental clinic and pharmacy. This facility holds the highest level of accreditation for free clinics. We always need volunteer physicians, dentist, dental hygienists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, receptions, and data entry clerks. To volunteer in one of these areas, contact Maia Price, volunteer coordinator at ABCCM's Medical Ministry.

Jail Ministry

Volunteering with the jail ministry is different than volunteering in other areas of ABCCM.  You must complete a background check, attend the Buncombe County Detention Center volunteer orientation, attend an ABCCM volunteer orientation, and you must be at least 21 years old. We need volunteer Bible study leaders, discussion leaders, library assistance, tutors, mentors and chaplains. To volunteer in one of these areas, contact Chaplain Norm Sanders.

Special Events

ABCCM hosts a variety of special events throughout the year essential to informing our community of the many services ABCCM provides and to raise funds for ABCCM's many areas of ministry. We need volunteers to assist with event planning, setup, decorating, and day of coordination. To volunteer in one of these areas, contact Terri Bowman, special events director at ABCCM's Servant Leadership Center.