Group Opportunities

Donating your time and talents to a group can create an unmatched sense of camaraderie while helping neighbors who are vulnerable and experiencing homelessness.

Sandwich & Bagged Lunch Programs:

Roof Above gives out 300 bagged lunches daily for over 100,000 per year.  This opportunity is a great way for volunteers, regardless of age, confidence level, or size of the group, to participate in helping our neighbors.

These bagged lunches include two sandwiches, snacks, drinks, utensils, and napkins.  Our neighbors love having dessert, also!

 We have three different locations that need sandwiches and bag lunches:

N. Tryon Shelter Sandwich Program:

Assemble 100-400 sandwiches off-site for lunch at our North Tryon Men's Shelter.

Click here to sign up.

Day Services Center Sandwich & Bag Lunch Program

We serve 300 bag lunches daily, over 200,000 sandwiches/100,000 bag lunches annually. 

Click here to sign up.

Giles Shelter Bag Lunch:

Support guests who have stayed at our emergency shelter by making 100-bag lunches.

Click here to sign up

Onsite Adult Group Opportunities

These are great for friends & family, civic groups, corporate groups and businesses or faith groups.

Interested in serving a meal at one of our shelters?  For more information and to schedule your group (ages 16+)  email: Debbie Davis 

Interested in other group opportunities like playing games with residents at one of our permanent supportive house sites? For more information and to schedule your group (ages 18+) email: Christine Delia

Youth Friendly Opportunities

These are a great way to help support Roof Above any time of the year with your group!

  • Operation Sandwich and Bagged Lunches
  • Drink Groups at our Day Services Center (ages 12+)
  • Serving a meal at our shelters (ages 16+)

For more information email:                                              Debbie Davis

Harvest Haul

Most Saturdays, donated produce is collected from the CLT Regional Market and the Uptown Farmers Market.  Volunteers set up the Roof Above bins in the morning. At the end of the market, the volunteer transports the full bins are transported to the Tryon Shelter at 1210 N. Tryon Street (must be 18 years or older).

On Sundays, we seek volunteers to chop vegetables at our N. Tryon Street Shelter. To work in the kitchen, all volunteers must be 18 years old or older, be fully vaccinated & wear a mask.

For information on volunteering for Harvest Haul, contact Harvest Haul Lead Volunteer by emailing: