Volunteer Opportunities

We Need You

Since 1981, GoodSamFC has provided short-term assistance with food, utilities, and housing. We need you and we need your organization to join us in our mission.

Community Thanksgiving Open Table

We don't always raise money. the Community Thanksgiving Open Table is about making sure everyone in Fannin County has Thanksgiving food and fellowship.  We need help setting up and serving soup at Light Up Blue Ridge.

5th Sunday Community Brunch Open Table

July 29th, September 30th,  and December 30th. 8am - 1:30pm. Fannin County Senior Center. Best brunch in the mountains. No charge -- donations are welcome. 

PIC-NIC-NAC in the Park

Saturday, September 1st. 9am to 3pm. Blue Ridge City Park. You can help us set up tents and you can help by coming by to browse the selection of arts, crafts, and nic-nacs.  Exhibitor space available. 

Community Worship & DQ Ice Cream Social

Sunday, September 2nd. 6 - 7:30pm. Blue Ridge City Park. We need some help with setup, but mostly we need you to come and share an evening and some ice cream with new and old friends. 

Labor Day Bar-B-Q

The Labor Day Bar-B-Q is our most important fundraiser. It takes about a million volunteers, over three days to pull it off. We need people to help solicit donations, to put up signs and tents, to prepare and serve the food, and much much more. We also need your truck. 

Labor Day Barbecue

Volunteer Sign-up

Friday 8/31 

9:00am - 1pm  Park Set-up (Meet a BBQ Pit)

9:30am Wood brigade 

Bring gloves, trucks, and friends


Sat 9/1

8 - 11:30am  PIC-NIC-NAC in Park

11a:30 - 3p  PIC-NIC-NAC in Park


Sun 9/2

2-5p Food Prep

2-5p Park set-up

Overnight Pit Crew (5 hour shifts starting at 7:30pm, 12:30am, and 5:30 am)


Mon 9/3 - We need help during these shifts:

10:30a-12:30p

12:30-2:30p

2:30-4:30p

4:30-6:30p


Work Areas: Serving line, drive-through, kiosk booth, day shift fire pit, FBC cleanup, and more.

Rules for Volunteers to Live By

Volunteers Wash Their Hands

At GoodSamFC, volunteers wash their hands before starting, before and after the bathroom, and after touching meat and stuff. We don't eat while serving guests. We'll provide the hairnets. 

Volunteers Sign Up and Sign In

Volunteer Staffing Sheets are at your church. Sign up there, if possible. 

When you arrive, sign in at the Volunteer Booth to get your assignment, apron, gloves, and name tag.

Volunteers Look Happy

Have fun. Smile.  Serve cheerfully. 

Volunteers Support the Mission

Volunteers purchase tickets for themselves and their friends and families.   They spread the word that pre-sale tickets are available at participating churches, the Chamber of Commerce, Bank of Ozarks, BB&T, United Community Bank, and American Wholesale Print Shop.

Volunteers Don't Take the Prime Parking

Parking is limited. Volunteers carpool park away from downtown.  

Volunteers Attend the Appreciation Dinner

Monday, September 10th 6-8pm. BRUMC Fellowship Hall. Bring a side, salad, or desert. We'll present the preliminary financial report on our fund raising and benevolence efforts.