Fayetteville Urban Ministry





"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."

- Theodore Roosevelt


Come and give of yourself, you will make a difference in someone’s life, you will help to build our community, and you will change lives, including your own.

Volunteer Opportunities at Fayetteville Urban Ministry

Emergency Assistance

Donation Drop Off times are:

Monday-Thursday 9AM-5PM and Friday 9AM-4PM

Sorting Food and Clothing: Every day we are blessed to receive donations of food, clothing, hygiene and household items. These items need to be sorted and made ready for our clients.

Clothing Store Attendant: Our “Store” is open Monday–Friday from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM. Come and work at the “check out” counter and assist our clients in finding what they need.

Food Pantry Assistant: The food pantry is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM. Come and assist clients in finding what they need.

Adult Reading Program


Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 9AM to 8PM - Friday 9AM - 4PM

1:1 Tutor: Complete our tutor training sessions and you are on your way to
making a connection with one of our very special students.
Tutor Trainer

Reading Center Aide: Come and work the front counter in the Reading Center and provide assistance to our students and their tutors.

English Conversation Group Facilitators: to help speakers of other languages practice their English Language skills.

ESL/TESOL small group teachers

Math Teachers: Help GED students work on their math skills

One on One tutors: Help others to improve their reading, writing, computer,  math and English Language skills

Job coaches: Help others to  plan their future in order to be more successful in life. Help them write job resumes and put in job applications online.  


1:1 Mentor: A Find-A-Friend mentor, volunteers to work one-on-one with youth enrolled in the Find-A-Friend program. A One-on-One mentor exposes youth to a variety of educational, cultural and recreational experiences within the community.

*This is a minimum of a one-year commitment*

Advisory Board Member: The Advisory Board assists in making policies for the program, fundraising and advisement on effectively running the day-to-day operations of the Find-A-Friend program.  *This is a minimum of a one-year commitment*

Admin Support: Assist with filing, typing, copying, and/or answering phones. Assist program staff in researching, planning and implementing daily activities that are educational, wholesome and fun. Assist program staff with administrative duties and case management.

Group Mentoring: Work with youth participants in afterschool group settings. Assist youth with homework and tutoring in Math and Reading. Assist youth with decision-making skills, organizational skills, and development of better study habits.  Assist in the facilitation of group workshops that develop social and life skills.

Group Project Mentoring: A social club or community group that would like to undertake a group project or activity with the youth of Find-A-Friend will need to submit a project proposal to the Find-A-Friend Coordinator at least 60 days before date of project/ activity. 

Any member of the club or group that has contact with the youth will submit a volunteer application, undergo a federal background check and provide at least two references.  


*Due to the extensive screening process, anyone that wants to volunteer with the Find-A-Friend program must commit to 30 or more hours of volunteer time (unless otherwise noted next to volunteer description). All applicants will undergo a federal background check, must provide references, and fulfill all screening criteria before volunteering with Find-A-Friend program.  ALL applicants will be required to sign a confidentially statement agreeing that all information obtained about the families and youth served will remain in the strictest of confidence.

Nehemiah Project

We need people with experience in the following areas: Carpentry, Roofing, Painting, Plumbing, and Electricity

Church Work Group Gather together a bible study group, Sunday school class, etc and sign up for a project (eg. Building a wheelchair ramp, landscaping, painting)


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