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Who We Need

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Check In Emergency Shelter

This position runs from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm daily. It provides documentation of shelter guests and extends hospitality in making them feel welcome. Computer search engine skills are necessary, along with attention to detail and exceptional customer service skills and ability to have empathy for others.

Child Interactive Team

If you have a have a passion for interacting with children through activities, crafts, reading or technology, you will enjoy serving once a month or once a week at our day center with scheduled interactive learning activities with our clients and their children.

Events / Fundraising

Stepping Stones hosts quarterly fundraisers, along with several smaller events throughout the year. We have a need for volunteers that have a desire to serve in helping us make these fundraisers and events a success!

Food Program

Our food program provides a dinner meal for the guests we have at The Haven each evening. It also supports the community by way of the Rutherford County Schools ATLAS program that feeds over 1,500 homeless children over weekends, holiday breaks and summer time. This position requires some lifting, local travel and approximately 2 hours a week.

Garden Group

Stepping Stones was awarded a grant from Rutherford County CROP for 2017. This grant helped us establish a community garden which supplies our center with fresh fruits and vegetables. This team maintains the garden throughout the year and organizes community opportunities for others to get involved.

Inspirational Coach

FEMALES ONLY: Our coaches are quality individuals who are trained, extremely committed and dedicated into putting time and effort, motivating and encouraging another to gain freedom from homelessness or poverty through building one-on-one relationships with them revolving around unconditional love, respect, trust and healthy boundaries. This position requires 4 weeks of training and at least 12-15 hours a month.

Overnight Host

FEMALES ONLY: We have 12 churches that open their doors once a month to allow the homefree women and children we serve to eat and sleep within their church buildings. However, there are many days that are not covered by church buildings. We need you! Shifts run from 5:00pm until 7:00am the next morning. Dinner is provided for them so no need to cook! This is a supervisory position and requires a clean background check.

Shelter Representative

FEMALES ONLY: Our day center is open from 7am to 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Shelter Representatives would be responsible for knowing and upholding all policies and procedures along with providing follow up documentation for the staff. The schedule broken into 2-4 hour shifts. You can choose to volunteer as often or as little as 1 shift a month. Training, job shadowing and a clear background check is required.

Transportation Team

There are so many times our clients may have appointments in which public transportation does not reach or it is past the hours in which it runs. And for many, this could mean the difference between being able to take a good paying job or not. In setting someone up for success, your willingness to transport them for a few weeks to work could be the difference between them staying in the same pattern over again or moving past the pattern! There is also a need for a few good men with trucks that could be on standby occasionally to pick up household items from our storage unit and then deliver to another location. This position is based strictly on your availability. No training required. A valid DL and proof of insurance is required.


Looking for a few handymen that could be on call to do some light maintenance if needed. EX: changing light bulbs, leaking faucet, toilet flappers, etc.. Volunteers hours based on need

Tech Support

Experience is necessary for this position. On-call and on-sight technical support needed at various times. Volunteers hours vary based on need.

Healing Team

This team walks women from brokenness into wholeness. It is complied of licensed councilors, pastors, yoga instructors, and other medical and healing professionals.

Care Team

If you love to care for others by sending cards, making a phone call or praying for them, this team is for you!   We celebrate birthdays, grieve with each other over loss and pray for each other when life get messy.

Admin / Office

This position is an acting assistant to the Executive Director. It would be an excellent position for someone that has strong skills in the following areas: customer service, organizational ability, self-motivation, and computer skills. This position is based on your availability.

Creative Team

If you are a creative mind or have experience in leading social media, graphic design, publishing, writing, photography, video and editing, or proofreading, this is the gang you want to hang out with! They push our marketing forward in dynamic ways.

Inventory Team

Donations are constantly coming into the shelter. This team would make sure the donations have been recorded and then organized and placed into the proper location. This may also include taking donations to other non-profit locations if they are in need. Volunteer time is based on your availability.

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