Volunteer Opportunities

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Get a jump start on your hours for next school year!

North Forest Pines is currently planning for our annual Falcon Fest on Friday May 19 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. We are looking for a number of volunteers especially to supervise games for the kids, hair spray paint and Baked Goods Walk. We will also always take young people to volunteer for set up and take down!

Please distribute the attached sign up link to your high school groups who are looking for community service hours.

Please help - We need many volunteers to help during the night. Sign up now: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4FA4AD28ABFF2-falcon

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.

Golf Internship!

Global Golf Management, the company that puts on the Rex Open, is looking for a 10-day intern to help with setup of the course/tournament May 25th-June 4th.

It is unpaid but a great networking opportunity! Your is lunch provided and it will only last 10 days. Coordinator is flexible with times since we are still in school and in the middle of exams. The coordinator will provide a letter of recommendation or written documentation if needed.

See Mr. Stevens in room 2304 if you are interested.

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.

Town of Wake Forest Arbor Day - Volunteers Needed

Arbor Day &Tree Seedling Giveaway on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 - 3:00pm. Volunteers can sign up for a wide variety of activities from event setup, cleanup, tree giveaway, etc., no specific knowledge of trees or plants is needed.

What students volunteers need to know:

  • students can volunteer using the Signup Genius, link below
  • a description of every activity is described in the Signup Genius
  • can sign for 2 shifts, or more if desired
  • will be provided an event t-shirt and water
  • a permission form needs to be completed by a parent - it can be downloaded on Signup Genius or done when their child checks in at the volunteer tent

link to Signup Genius - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4faca72c7-town1

Volunteer Opportunity for Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

The Umstead Coalition is sponsoring its annual Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 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-2456781 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

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.


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.

Elementary Tutor Needed

Mrs. Clayton is looking for a tutor for her daughter Danika who is in the 3rd grade at Wakefield Elementary.

She is currently needing the following:

  • Math word problem comprehension
  • Common Core math efficiency (addition / Subtraction)
  • Reading comprehension
  • Hand writing Print mostly but she is currently learning Cursive

These are all areas of need that could help her improve her studies. I hope that we could find a student or a few that need volunteer hours that are willing to work with us to ensure her year is a great one. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions and I can be reached at Squeak1126@yahoo.com.

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