Do you have 5 hours?  Or even 5 minutes?  Want to get involved in Catawba County but don't know where to start?  We want to introduce you to these great volunteer opportunities where you can share your life experiences, skills, gifts and passions.

Jennie Connor

(828) 327-6851


The Catawba County Volunteer Center is a program housed at Catawba County United Way.  We keep a current list of ongoing volunteer opporutnites submitted by non-profits from across the county.  

(828) 695-5610

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to help deliver meals to homebound seniors.  Just one and a half hours a month is priceless to a senior in your community!

(980) 498-7723

We have several volunteer needs for Catawba County including community educators, congressional team members, and walk volunteers.

(704) 864-2623

Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the American Red Cross.  Your time and talent can make a real difference in people's lives.  Join our team today!

Rachel Heck

(828) 322-4591


Become a Lunch Buddy for a child in a local middle school and reach students who are identified as needing additional positive role models in their lives.

Linda Gensheimer

(828) 323-7904


We need volunteers in most areas of our ministry including Client Services, Pharmacy, our Nutrition Center, and Thrift Store.

Douglas Stewart, Executive Director

(828) 322-1121


We consistently need volunteers!  Current volunteer opportunities include Hickory Oktoberfest, the Downtown Hickory Candy Crawl, and The Shuck & Peel Party.

Emily Jones

(828) 468-3980


Michael Montgomery

(828) 962-6069


We are looking for adult volunteers to serve in local Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews in the areas of program, fundraising, and membership recruiting.  We also need adults who have been former Scout Leaders or Scouts when they were younger to serve as unit commissioners.

Kelley Hayward

(828) 322-6333


The RESOURCE team at Women's Resource Center is working hard to empower local women in our community that need your help!  There is an immediate need for Clerical/Receptionist and Housekeeping volunteers, but many other opporutnites are available.

Christie Clary

(828) 326-7233


Many of the women served at Safe Harbor have faced unthinkable tragedies, abuse, and often find themselves in a deep place of darkness and hopelessness when reaching out for help.  We need committed volunteers who first love God, and want to make a difference in the lives of others.  Many current volutneer opporutnites are trying to be filled.

Jenna Ross

(828) 328-4663x315


Serve with Habitat in our New Construction, Repair, or ReStore programs. Individual and group opportunities available. Join us in building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Gerry “Gary” Knox

(828) 838-1567


The YMCA of Catawba Valley is cause driven non-profit dedicated to making communities stronger by focusing on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  Though programs and services based on community need, the Y has a host of event and program specific; as well as, on-going volunteer opportunities. 

Susan King

(828) 478-2155 Ext229


North Carolina Lions, Inc. (NCLI) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization established in 1934. Through the support of NC Lions clubs and community members, NCLI is able to provide programs and services for people with blindness and visual impairment, assist in the prevention of vision loss, and aid North Carolina citizens. Programs and services include Camp Dogwood for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Mobile Screening Unit, educational grants, mobility and support canes, and so much more.


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If you are a Non-profit Shareholder in the Chamber and have volunteer opportunities you would like to share, please email Kim Dahlsten.