How GROUPS can help:
Hold a Supply Drive
Cook a Meal
Grab some co-workers, friends or family and get cooking for the families at HHOC! Our guests so appreciate when they come “home” from the hospital for the day and there is a meal prepared for them. Often the meals give families time together to just unwind.
- More details on providing a meal can be found here.
Make Care Bags
In extreme emergencies guests may need essential items, but everyone love a little surprise when it is least expected. An extra toothbrush, a snack, or notes of encouragement go a long way! Care bags can be assembled off-site or here at Hospitality House of Charlotte.
Fulfill our wishlists
For more information about additional Group Volunteer activities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email at Volunteer@hhocharlotte.org. Thanks!
Group Volunteer FAQ’s
Please see the FAQs below for answers to common questions.
Q: How many guests should I prepare a meal or care bags for?
A: We ask that you prepare enough food or care bags to accommodate 20 guests at a time.
Q: How big can my volunteer group be?
A: We ask for groups no larger than 12 individuals due to the size limitations of our house.
Q: Can children volunteer at HHOC?
A: Yes, individuals under age 18 can volunteer at HHOC as long as they are volunteering in a group setting with an accompanying adult. If you have a group made up primarily of children, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator (704-376-0060 x 208) for approval prior to your group’s volunteer date.
Q: Where do I park when I come to volunteer?
A: Volunteers can park on the street along Kenilworth Avenue, in the gravel lot located at 1412 Scott Avenue, or on Pierce Street.
Q: Where do volunteers go when they arrive?
A: Volunteers can report to the Front Desk via the front entrance of the house which faces Scott Avenue.
Q: Will my group learn more about HHOC and their mission?
A: Yes, a staff member or volunteer on duty during your visit will give you a tour, a brief description of our mission, and answer any questions your group may have.
Q: Are we allowed to bring alcohol during a volunteer event?
A: No, HHOC is an alcohol free facility.
Q: Is there any paperwork I need to complete before arriving to volunteer with my group?
A: No, we just ask that meal groups sign up on our Volunteer Meal Calendar so our guests know when to expect you and your group. Upon you arrival to the Hospitality House we have a group sign-in at the front desk prior to the start of your group’s activity.
Q: Do groups need to bring specific items with them for the volunteer activity?
A: Groups preparing meals are expected to bring all necessary ingredients. HHOC provides kitchen equipment, supplies, serviceware, etc.