When you give of your time to help others, you impact lives while enriching your own. Annually, our volunteers and interns work an average of 16,000 hours, the equivalent of nearly eight full time staff positions. We are always looking to engage community volunteers and student interns in new and creative ways.

Currently, due to COVID-19 protocols we are NOT accepting new volunteers at this time. However, as the weather warms, we will individual and group volunteer opportunities in outside in our gardens. To be added to our list for future opportunities, please complete the appropriate Volunteer Application below. Once completed, volunteer coordinator Clara Coffey will be in touch to schedule volunteer orientation once we resume volunteer activities. 

  •  Preparing & Cooking Evening Meals, Weekend Meals or Hot Breakfast

  •  Visit Regularly, Hang Out, Eat Lunch/Dinner

  •  Organize a Food Drive, Work in the Food Pantry

  •  Gardening and Farming: Vegetable, Fruits, Herbs, Beautification and Chickens

  •  RISE of the High Country – Anti-Poverty Initiative Ally, One-on-One Mentor

  •  Bring Us Your Ideas

  •  Resume Assistance & Computer Room Staffing

  •  Foundation for Success – Job Skills Training Course Instructor

  •  Front Desk Customer Service

  •  Office Administrative Assistant

  •  Join Hearts of Hospitality House Ambassador Group

  •  Serving on the Board of Directors or Resource Development Committee

  •  Join our Knitting and Crochet Group

  •  Experienced Cyclists for Group Rides and to Teach Children

  •  Fitness Instructor: Group Walks, Hikes, Yoga, Exercise Class

  •  Host Bingo, Game Night or Movie Night

  •  Adult Art, Music & Hobby Activities

  •  Kid's Friday and Snow Day Activities: Art, Music, Reading

  •  Small Group Projects, Group Service Projects

  •  Organizing In-Kind Donations and Acknowledgments

  •  Spanish Language Translation



Street: 338 Brook Hollow Road

Mail: PO Box 309

Boone, NC, 28607


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Hospitality House, a regional nonprofit transitional living facility and crisis assistance resource center, serves seven rural North Carolina counties (Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Mitchell, and Yancey) providing housing, prevention, and nutrition. Since 1984, the mission of Hospitality House has been to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty-related crises are equipped to become self-sufficient and productive. Federal Tax ID 56-1442966.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Hospitality House does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, class, income status, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. As an intern you are expected to represent the Hospitality House and adhere to our Non-Discrimination Policy. 

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