Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a good citizen?

Calling All Dog Lovers!

We would love for you to be a part of the 5th Annual Dirty Dogs Pet Extravaganza. We know with your help it will be a wonderful event! You may sign up for multiple shifts.

Orientation and training will be held on Friday night (9/22). If you are volunteering, you need to be at orientation Friday. Please arrive at 5pm at the Centri-Link parking lot. Dinner and snacks will be provided.

At orientation, we will discuss some general rules, shifts and answer any questions you may have. You will also receive your volunteer badge.

Go to http://signup.com/go/cLVPnhm to sign up!

Progressive Turnout Project Fellowship - Internship Opportunity!

Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) is a grassroots political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. We’ve realized that democracy isn’t something that happens every two years in November -- it’s something we must participate in everyday!


We created the Progressive Turnout Project Community Action Network (PTPCAN) after the 2016 election because constituent advocacy is more important now than ever before. PTPCAN is led by a team of staffers who work in targeted districts across the country. These staffers work with local activists to identify important local issues, organize visible and effective advocacy, and pressure Trump-supporting legislators to create a culture of political participation that will advance progressive ideas year-round. We are building a long-term organizing effort in North Carolina.


Over the coming months, we will be organizing phone banks, canvasses, press events, and skill building trainings on organizing tactics. Whether you're a student who wants to learn the ins and outs of organizing, retired and hoping to raise your level of commitment, or anyone in between, the Resistance Fellowship program is for you.


We're relying on energetic and passionate people to help build a long-term infrastructure. We’re looking for a few committed Resistance Fellows to join our team!


The Fellowship program is designed to test, train, and develop the next generation of resistance leaders and community organizers. Organizing is inspiring, complex, moving, and difficult work.


This is an unpaid position. Fellows who complete the program will leave with a full understanding of the tools, tactics, and language that organizers use to make change in their communities. Fellows will be members of the organizing team in North Carolina. They will: - Engage new potential volunteers through phone calls and canvassing. - Hold 1 on 1 meetings with potential volunteers to develop relationships. - Enter, organize, and maintain the data from all of our interactions in communities. - Attend and host skill building trainings with our community partners, and volunteers. - Plan and execute events with other staff, interns, and volunteers within the community. - Commit a minimum of 10 hours per week to the program. (Class credit can be arranged.) To Apply, Email a Resume and Cover Letter To: Gina Cruz, North Carolina State Director gina@turnoutpac.org

Volunteer for the North Carolina PTA

We would like to invite students of your volunteer organizations to join North Carolina PTA at our headquarters at 3501 Glenwood Avenue on September 23 from 8am-12pm for a garden and grounds clean up! NCPTA is the state's oldest and largest non-profit and volunteer organization advocating for every child in North Carolina and is the state affiliation of your own PTA! Sign up to volunteer is open now: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084bada92da2ff2-north!

Get a Jump on Volunteer Hours for the 2017-2018 School Year and Volunteer at the YMCA

Check out volunteering opportunities at the Kraft Family YMCA! We have some great ways to get involved over the next few weeks and we can really use your help even if you only have an hour to share! Check out these great ways to help!

Community Garden http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49ABAD2FA13-kraft3

Mobile Market http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49ABAD2FA13-mobile

9/11 Day of Service http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49abad2fa13-togetherhood3

Welcoming Week http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49ABAD2FA13-20178

Tutors with Y Learning after school We are looking for volunteers to donate an hour or more per week to help a child in 3rd – 8th grade get to grade level or better by helping them one day a week after school. If you are willing to help change the life of a child, email me to set up an onboarding appointment. Tutoring will start in September so we need to get volunteers new and returning set up and prepared to start next month. You can reach me at beth.porter@ymcatriangle.org.

Veteran’s Day Planning Event Please email me if you would like to be on the planning committee for our Togetherhood Community Veteran’s Day Appreciation Event. We will be meeting on Friday, September 29th at 8:00 a.m. at the Kraft Family YMCA in the lounge. You can reach me at beth.porter@ymcatriangle.org.

Email me back if you’re also interested in any of the following areas:

· Youth Sports

· Toddler or Game room (mornings or afternoons)

· Greeter (flexible hours)

· Operations

Town of Wake Forest - Youth Advisory Board

The Town of Wake Forest is seeking high school students (rising 9–12 grades) to apply to serve on the Youth in Government Advisory Board (YGAB) for the 2017-2018 school year. Rising 9th graders may apply. The purpose of the youth advisory board is to learn leadership skills, gain knowledge of how local government operates and serve in a advisory capacity. The YGAB advises the Board of Commissioners on issues of interest to area youth. Board members also learn leadership skills, gain knowledge of how local government operates and volunteer during Town-sponsored events. I’m writing in hopes that you could share this with your students that may be interested.


The appointments are for the duration of their high school years or graduation whichever comes first. We have 7 seniors rotating off this year.


The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017. Forms are listed under Resources on the town’s website under the Advisory Boards – Youth in Government webpage - http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/government-youthadvisoryboard.aspx. This year the application AND recommendations can be submitted online. Hopefully everyone will find that more helpful. Let me know if there are any questions or issues accessing the forms. Once an application or recommendation is submitted, the student and/or reference should get an email from me confirming within the day or so of submitting.

Note in the Pocket - Non Profit Teen Board (Great for your resume!!)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Teen Board at Note in the Pocket (NITP) non-profit organization. These are leadership volunteer positions to help prepare students for college and careers. NITP works with WCPSS Social Workers and SAP's to provide clothing to deserving students and families, in order to reduce the negative effects of poverty in schools.

  • Applications and Reference Forms may be completed at the NITP website: http://www.noteinthepocket.org/teen-board/
  • Attached below is a one-page description of the benefits of being a NITP Teen Board Member.
  • The deadline for the applications and references to be submitted is 4/15/17. Teen Board applicants will be contacted for interviews in early May.
  • Teen Board positions may be used as internships for WCPSS, if students desire.

Students, Apply Now! The Teen Board positions are limited. Only 20 students will be selected across Wake County.

Internship Opportunity!

Yelverton Enrichment Services is interested in students who may be interested in Administrative internship/volunteer opportunities with their agency. The individuals will assist within our Medical Records and Human Resource Departments. Please contact Anita Rice at arice@yes2hh.com if you are interested.
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Wake Up and Read Book Drive - Volunteers Needed!

The WAKE Up and Read Book Drive is well underway. We have over 120 collection sites throughout Wake County. Our goal is to collect and distribute 110,000 books to over 7,000 Wake County children who may not have books in their homes. In order to get those books into the hands of children, we need your helping hands. We need many volunteers to help sort and box books and get them ready for distribution.

Help Collect Donated Books at the Kraft Family YMCA. We’re needing volunteers to help at our collection table. We’ll be also inquiring members favorite books from when they were a kid to make it fun! Let’s see how many kids we can get a book to read before they go to bed. Please see if you have an hour to help. Shifts are available by clicking on the link below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B49ABAD2FA13-wake

You can sign up to sort books for the county by clicking here or by going to the website at www.wakeupandread.org and clicking on the volunteer hands.

Right Time Kids

​Child Care Center in Wake Forest looking for volunteers to help with elementary school children in the afternoon.

​Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 4:30pm.
Need volunteers to help children with homework, snack time and play.
If you are interested, please contact:
Kim Caggiano
Owner
919.986.2602
kcaggiano@righttimekids.com

The Giving Tree

Thank you for considering volunteer opportunities with The Giving Tree! We rely on your help to keep our daily operations running smoothly and appreciate your time.All new volunteers will need to complete our Volunteer Application. Please call our store at (919) 453-5597 or email us atinfo@givingtreefoundation.org to request this application. Once you have turned in your application, we will setup a two-hour volunteer training session for you with one of our regular employees. After you have completed your initial training session, you can sign-up below for any additional volunteer opportunities.We use VolunteerSpot to organize our volunteer schedule. We have volunteer opportunities available on a daily basis, in one-hour increments. Feel free to sign-up for one-hour of volunteering or for several hours – whatever your schedule might allow. Remember that each hour you volunteer will provide a credit for the school of your choice!Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me at leigh@givingtreefoundation.org and I can sign you up manually.Thank you for your participation and s

Volunteer Resources

Other Resources...

Civic Groups that provide services in the Wake Forest Community including cultural arts, educational programs, food & clothing banks, health ministries, historical museums and recreational activities. Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year.

B.W. Wells Association -Historic site on Falls Lake open to the public
B.W. Wells Homestead – Rock Cliff Farm, Falls Lake NC 27587
Tel: 556-3409

Church Net - A non-denominational volunteer organization that provides charitable support for people in crises
121 E. South Street, Wake Forest, NC (Old train Depot)
Tel: 569-0020

Daughters of American Revolution - Veterans Memorial Service, continuing education of historical documents & events
dlynam@nc.rr.com

Friends of the Wake Forest Public Library - Annual used book sale benefiting the local library
P.O. Box 207, Wake Forest NC 27588

Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment - Support the arts in schools & all areas of downtown Wake Forest
Wake Forest, NC 27587
ejohnson@medfaxxinc.com

Haywood Hall Museum House and Gardens - Historical museum open to the public in Raleigh historic district
211 New Bern Place, Raleigh, NC 27601
Tel: 832-8357

Hospice of Wake County Foundation - Provide free support services to terminally ill
250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27614
Tel: 828-0890

July 4th Committee - 4th of July fireworks show and free Art/Games in the Park celebrating Independence Day
Wake Forest, NC
fireworklady@aol.com

Kiwanis of Wake Forest - Continuing education scholarships, learning materials & Key Club for teenagers
Wake Forest, NC
Richard.hamilton@ymcatriangle.org

Koinonia Foundation - Christian non-denominational organization provides charitable support to individuals/groups in crises
P.O. Box 200, Wake Forest, NC 27588
www.KoinoniaFoundationWakeForest

Meals On Wheels - Provide meals that are delivered to the handicapped and people in need
1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27587
Tel: 833-1749

Northern Wake Senior Center - Crafts/recreational activities, annual health fair & exercise classes for senior citizens
235 E. Holding Avenue, Wake forest, NC 27587
Tel: 554-4111

Purple Heart Foundation - Annual dinner to honor recipients of the Purple Heart awarded for injury in war time service to this country
johnsonmichael@frontier.com

Town of Wake Forest - Need volunteer receptionists, part time hours, youth council, provide community calendar of events
301 S. Brooks St., Wake forest, NC
Tel: 435-9400

Tri-Area Ministries - Food Bank for people in need
Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 556-7144

Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce - Meet In the Street, Spelling Bee, Community Business Expo, Business/Education Alliance
350 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 556-1519 - Website: www.wakeforestchamber.org

Wake Forest Area Tennis Association - Support & teach tennis
P.O. Box 92, Wake Forest, NC 27588
Tel: 556-4593

Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club - Daily activities & events for youth in community
325 South Wingate Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 556-2911

Wake Forest Civitan Club - Support area food banks, schools
5428 Highway 96, Youngsville, NC 27596
eryan733@aol.com

Wake Forest Cultural Arts Association - Six Sundays in Spring, support area arts in the community
Wake Forest Birthplace Annex, 450 N. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 528-3027

Wake Forest DRC - Art after Hours, Lighting of Wake Forest, Christmas Parade
137 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 570-1372

Wake Forest Fire Department - Annual Fish Fry, train those interested in becoming fireman
420 East Elm Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 556-1966

Wake Forest Garden Club - Garden Tour, maintain Susie Powell Garden, Arbor Day, provide table decorations for other organizations
P.O. Box 26, Wake Forest, NC 27588
Tel: 562-4660

Wake Forest Historical Museum - Docents for historical exhibits & Calvin Jones House
450 N. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 556-2911

Wake Forest Junior Woman’s Club - Continued educations scholarship, Breakfast with Santa, Relay For Life
P.O. Box 363, Wake Forest, NC 27588
amyelder@nc.rr.com

Wake Forest Public Library - Story telling, history programs, educational programs, ancestry research, etc.
400 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Tel: 554-8498

Wake Forest Woman’s Club -Support education, arts, food banks; continuing education scholarship, Spelling Bee, Arbor Day, Kids Voting
P.O. Box 1614, Wake Forest, NC 27588
jenneray@aol.com

Wake Forest/Wakefield Rotary - Support education in area schools, education scholarships
2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614
Tel: 761-8816

W.E.B. DuBois Community Development Corporation - Food & clothing bank, support education in the community
150-A North White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Telephone 556-0709