Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a good citizen?

Calling All Wake County High School Teens

Are you a teenager (Grades 9 – 12 in fall of 2018) with a passion for serving your community?

  • Do have interests in growing your leadership skills?
  • Do you live in Wake County?

If so, Note In The Pocket wants you! Local nonprofit Note In the Pocket is looking for passionate and articulate youth representatives from various schools and communities within Wake County to participate on the 2018 - 2019 Teen Board.

Teen Board’s Mission Statement

“Teens providing school clothes to children in Wake County with dignity and love.”

Teen Board Applications will be available on Noteinthepocket/TeenBoard March 15 – April 15.

The Deadline to submit Teen Board Applications is April 30, 2018.

For questions, please contact teenboard@noteinthepocket.org.

Wake Forest Arbor Day Event

This year Arbor Day is Saturday, April 21, 2017. The Arbor Day event is quickly becoming a popular event in the community.

They are looking for volunteers to assist with a multitude of activities at the roughly 4 hr event. Tasks may include helping with the Tree Seedling giveaway, handing out educational materials about specific trees at the park's "Tree Trail", helping with children’s events, or serving as “gophers” by assisting the various food vendors and exhibitors with their needs. This year we want a few students to document the event's happenings as social media ambassadors.

All volunteers are provided with a cool t-shirt in their size and a water bottle. This event can be used to fulfill the student's community service requirement, they just need to bring their form for us to sign with them. The second week of March is the target date for sending out a Sign Up Genius to interested volunteers. Interested students or parents can email or call me with any questions about this event. I regret the town's website lists April 21 and April 22 as the event's date so it may be confusing for anyone checking this out online. I'm working on fixing this but it is taking a lot longer than expected.

Laurie Strong
Town of Wake Forest Urban Forestry Advisory Board

Community Services Event at Umstead State Park

The Umstead Coalition is sponsoring its annual Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead event on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to celebrate Earth Day and help Raleigh residents become more aware of the treasures of our beautiful state park.

We need Community Service volunteers to help with many tasks, including the following:

● Site setup the week before the event

● Site take-down

● Parking assistance

● Route tables

● Registration

● Children’s activities

Volunteers can be students, faculty, families and friends, or anyone interested in helping with this event. Note: Those under the age of 18 need a guardian-signed consent form.

A big benefit of volunteering is getting COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS.

The Umstead Coalition is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. ALL efforts benefit William B. Umstead State Park.

Please visit the Umstead Coalition website to join in the fun for this year and get your preferred volunteer time slot(s).

How to apply:

1. Go to http://umsteadcoalition.org/event-2799103 or:

2. Go to http://umsteadcoalition.org. Under “Walk_Run_Bike” tab, click “Volunteer Task Descriptions” then click link “Sign up to volunteer” link

For questions, call or email:

Holly Neal

Volunteer Coordinator


(919) 630-7959 or (919) 852-2268

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Kiwanis of Wake Forest - Continuing education scholarships, learning materials & Key Club for teenagers
Wake Forest, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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