Volunteer With Us!

The heart of the work performed by CHC comes from volunteers. These may be groups or individuals who have a desire to help out in the community. Everyone has their own gifts, talents, and skill sets that make them a valuable member of a volunteer team. We aim to build home repair and maintenance knowledge and empower our volunteers and clients alike. When you volunteer with CHC you’ll find opportunities to:

  • Learn basic and intermediate home repair skills and tools in a safe and casual environment
  • Assist ReClaim Madison customers, curate and merchandise store inventory, coordinate and process donations
  • Connect with other community members in a fun learning space
  • Help Madison County neighbors feel more safe and secure in their homes
  • Experience the joy of working together to give back to our community

No previous experience is required at our work sites.

We would love to have your help on any of our project sites, administrative or marketing projects, or at ReClaim Madison, our retail thrift store.

Apply to become a volunteer here

If you are interested in bringing a group to Madison County to volunteer on a project, please contact our Volunteer Manager, who will respond to discuss volunteer engagement ideas.

  • "I enjoy volunteering at Reclaim Madison because of the great people that work there and, as one who goes out and picks up items for the store, I get to meet many friendly, giving people who live in this county…Reclaim Madison is an organization that benefits those that cannot afford new items, but may be able to purchase used, but perfectly useful, items for their homes and it gives me pleasure being able to help those in need."


    - Jim Thorsen

  • "I think that working with the various Christian groups of young adults was most rewarding. Their enthusiasm to accomplish the task at hand was amazing. Meeting and making new friends is always a treat. Helping those less fortunate and making their lives more safe and comfortable is the hallmark of CHC"


    - Carl Haas

  • "(Volunteering at ReClaim) is a fun way to help my community. Housing is such a primary need and I am glad to find such a practical way to help. The interesting mix of donated items at ReClaim sparks my creativity and I appreciate the good deals, too!"


    - Gina Elrod

  • "Madison County is one of the most beautiful counties in North Carolina but not without its problems. Hidden away from the main thoroughfares is a population of proud, independent people whose homes are in urgent need of repair. Neighbors helping Neighbors organized by CHC is helping to remedy that. We can make the simplest fixes to these people's homes that will change their lives for years to come."


    - Nick Moss

  • "I recently moved to Marshall and started volunteering at Reclaim in hopes of becoming a part of the community! I have met such amazing people so far. I also love upcycling and have found a lot of inspiration for my own projects at Reclaim!"


    - Paige O'Donovan

  • "Helping out with the CHC and their Neighbors Helping Neighbors events has been a great experience.  It's rewarding to be part of a team assembled to make an immediate improvement in someone's living situation."


    - Carl Batchelder

  • "Volunteering with CHC on NHN projects not only gives you a chance to help your neighbors; it provides an opportunity to get to know your neighbors and meet new people by working with the residents and other volunteers."


    - Jen Haas