Haywood Street is living wage certified and committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for its employees.

Please note that proof of COVID vaccination will be required for all Haywood Street employees beginning Jan. 4th, 2022. 

At Haywood Street Congregation, we strive to cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences.  We believe that by supporting our employees and their uniqueness, we honor God and all of his people.   Haywood Street Congregation  believes in treating everyone equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age disability, martial status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.   

To apply to any of our open positions, please submit resume and cover letter by mail to PO Box 2982, Asheville NC 28802; or by email to; or drop off a hard copy in the mailbox at 297 Haywood St., Asheville NC 28801.


Campus Caretaker-DWT and Building Maintenance

The Campus Caretaker ensures that the Haywood Street Campus is a safe, welcoming, and hospitable place for all. This is accomplished by tending to the care and maintenance of the Downtown Welcome Table and Haywood Street Church Building. The Campus Caretaker must perform their duties in a way that supports Haywood Street’s radical embrace of individuals experiencing homelessness and related challenges.

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply HERE

Community Residency

Our Community Residency program is designed to equip mission-minded individuals for effective and transformative ministry WITH the poor. The Community Residency includes an opportunity to live in community at Haywood Street Respite while gaining hands-on ministry experience through active participation with the Downtown Welcome Table and other Haywood Street ministries. The resident will be an integral member of the staff team, working side by side with other staff and volunteers (companions) to cook, serve and clean up from the twice-a-week meals and ensure that the ministry embodies a “with” approach in everything that happens on campus. The Community Resident lives on campus and receives a monthly stipend to help with living expenses.

Who should apply to Haywood Street’s community residency program?

  • College students seeking a meaningful “gap year” experience
  • Seminary candidates looking to strengthen their capacity for incarnational ministry with and among the poor
  • Anyone desiring an extended mission immersion experience that affords opportunity to learn practical skills and theory for successful ministry WITH the poor

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply HERE.


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