Dorcas Ministries has been meeting the needs of our neighbors in financial crisis for 52 years. Fueled by a team of over 500 volunteers who believe in what we do; we welcome you to join us in making a difference!

We hope volunteering with us will be an enriching life experience. If you have other talents that may add to our organization, please let us know.

Volunteer At Dorcas

We have volunteer opportunities available in four main areas:

We also have roles that may not be “traditional” volunteer opportunities, such as serving on various resource committees or as a community advocate.

Our volunteers typically work a 3-hour shift, one day a week. Individuals wishing to volunteer should fill out the Online Volunteer Form or pick one up in the Dorcas Thrift Shop.

Once applications have been submitted, the Volunteer Manager will be in touch to schedule a meeting. The meeting will include a tour of the facility and serve as a general assessment of there might be a good fit between the potential volunteer and the needs of Dorcas Ministries.

We will provide training and have new volunteers shadow an experienced volunteer. Volunteer positions will be determined based on a number of factors including what duties the individual wishes to perform and the needs at that particular time.

For more information, email Ellen Frazier, our Marketing and Volunteer Manager.

Current Volunteer Needs

Volunteer needs include:

Volunteer positions are not limited to these times or areas. Please do not let these times and areas hold you back from applying.

Individuals wishing to volunteer should fill out the Online Volunteer Form. Please note: it will take at least 4 business days (Monday – Friday) to process your application. While we aim to make our process quick and easy, please understand that you will not be able to start volunteering immediately. Thank you for your patience! 

SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATE: At this time, we are unable to provide volunteer opportunities for anyone under 18 and for anyone looking to complete court ordered/lawyer recommended community service hours. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us at Dorcas and for your patience!

If you have any questions, please contact our Marketing and Volunteer Manager, Ellen Frazier (phone: 919.469.9861, ext. 101 or by email). 

Court Ordered Community Service

At this time, we are unable to provide volunteer opportunities for anyone under 18 and for anyone looking to complete court ordered/lawyer recommended community service hours.  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us at Dorcas and for your patience!

Group Volunteering

We are not able to schedule group volunteering shifts at this time. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us at Dorcas and for your patience!