Volunteer Opportunities



House of Mercy Volunteers


Volunteers are an integral part of the operations at House of Mercy.  Men and women donate their time on a flexible basis providing residents with meals, companionship and social activities.

We especially encourage volunteers to consider organizing a meal, cookout or holiday celebration on a weekend or evening when our Coordinator of Resident Recreation is not here.  For instance, a small group might prepare a July Fourth cookout using our gas grill followed by sparklers or a fireworks display in our front parking lot for residents to enjoy from the front porch.  Or maybe you'd like to organize a game night or movie night after a meal?  Other ideas: bring ice cream and toppings for an ice cream social; share Christmas cookies, punch and carols one December evening after dinner.  We are open to your ideas.

  Nidia Esparza (above) is our Coordinator of Resident Recreation and Volunteers. Catholic Heartwork Camp youth (below) helped out House of Mercy.

Volunteer activities may include, but are not limited to:                  

  • Cook meals for our 6 residents
  • Visit, play games, read with residents
  • Help with general housekeeping
  • Help with lawn and garden maintenance
  • Help with on-site laundry or ironing
  • Participate in special events or activities
  • Assist with fundraising events (i.e. Walk for AIDS team)
  • Help with clerical duties (newsletter bulk mail preparation)
  • Collect or donate Wish List items (gift cards for Tony's Ice Cream, Franklin Square-Gastonia movies, Red Lobster and OliveGarden are current favorites!)

If you are interested in volunteering at House of Mercy or would like additional information, please call our bilingual Volunteer Coordinator at 704-825-3000.  To download a copy of our volunteer application, please click here.

House of Mercy Board of Directors


House of Mercy is currently seeking candidates to serve on our Board of Directors. Our board meets on the first Tuesday of every other month at 6:30 PM for a meeting that lasts 1.5 to 2 hours (February, April, June, August, October, December). Board members are also asked to serve on standing committees that meet 3 to 4 times a year at a convenient time for the committee members. Board terms are generally 3 years in length. We are particularly in need of the following expertise: Development / Advancement, Marketing/PR, and Insurance. We desire to increase our cultural diversity on the board.


Click here for a description of Board Member Duties and Responsibilities.

Click here for a candidate application. You may email applications to houseofmercync@gmail.com or fax to 704-825-9976 or mail to House of Mercy, P.O. Box 808, Belmont, NC 28012-0808.