Service

From college leadership to staff and faculty, Montreat College seeks to foster a culture of service – serving our students, serving each other, and joining together to serve our global community.

We’re a community that takes initiative. At Montreat College, we believe that it is part of our calling to see the needs of our community and respond. Each year we offer a variety of service opportunities in addition to living out a servant-hearted ethic in our day-to-day activities. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute to a culture of service at Montreat College.

If you’re interested in serving, connect with the chaplain, Rachel Toone, at rachel.toone@montreat.edu or x3537.

Welcome Week service projects

These service projects are designed to expose the needs of the community during orientation week.

Volunteer

As a Montreat student, you always have an opportunity to get involved and make an impact in the community. Rachel Toone is available to point you in the right direction.

United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County

Homework Diners at Owen Middle

Homework Diners are a dynamic, comprehensive strategy that surrounds students and their families with a continuum of coordinated supports including, tutoring, opportunities to build parent-teacher relationships, a free and nutritious meal, connections to community resources and workforce readiness. Homework Diners take place at four area middle schools, Asheville, Enka, Erwin and Owen.

We need YOU!

Over 40 volunteers support Homework Diners each week by welcoming families at registration, serving meals and providing tutoring support. Get involved in two ways:

  1. Individual Tutoring: These volunteers will float around and work with students and their families to help them understand and complete their homework. We have a special need for math tutors and those who can commit to coming long-term (weekly for 4 months), but welcome anyone interested in helping students tackle academic challenges, even on a one-time basis! To sign up please click here.
  2. Volunteering as a Group: Volunteering is a great chance for team-building with a group and Homework Diners are a perfect fit. Groups would adopt a night and take on the responsibility of recruiting the volunteers needed to fill the meal serving and registration volunteer slots, this is 8-10 people. If you are interested in volunteering as a group, please fill out this form.

For additional questions about Homework Diners, please contact Sarah Roth, sarah.roth@unitedwayabc.org.

Get involved at Owen Middle in other ways

Whether it’s helping out as a 1:1 tutor in a classroom or getting a group together to help weed, rake, mulch and the like, Owen Middle is always looking for committed volunteers. These opportunities are always changing, so for more information on how to get involved at Owen Middle please contact Erika Goffin, erika.goffin@unitedwayabc.org.

Hands On Asheville-Buncombe

The volunteer center of United Way, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, makes it easy to get involved in meaningful volunteer opportunities with local nonprofit organizations and schools. We work with 70+ local organizations to better help residents living in Asheville and Buncombe County be able to find and access opportunities to engage and give back individually or as a team. We understand that your lives are busy so we’ve made it easy for you to find a project you’re interested in and are able to commit to, whether that’s an afternoon or ongoing from week to week. We’ve sorted projects by activity type, level of involvement, impact area, location, and more so you’re able to browse needs and projects and find ways to plug in and support as you feel comfortable. You can get involved on an individual basis or find group opportunities to plug into.

For additional questions on volunteering in Asheville and Buncombe County, please contact Erika Goffin, erika.goffin@unitedwayabc.org.