Volunteer Opportunities

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Activate Good - New Opportunities...including VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING

NEW Project! Operation Hand Up

Activate Good + Oak City Cares Call for Volunteers

Activate Good is partnering with Oak City Cares to assist those experiencing temporary or long-term homelessness. Without access to technology, some clients have been unable to complete their applications for stimulus or unemployment support that could make a huge difference to their ability to survive and sustain themselves during these challenging times! We're looking for volunteers to help us give these friends a "hand up" by helping them file for support one or more mornings at Oak City Cares in downtown Raleigh, May 4 through May 8.

Volunteers will help these neighbors in need complete their applications to receive their stimulus payment or unemployment support using a laptop provided to them. Learn more about what volunteers will do, requirements, and sign up for a shift time on our Operation Hand Up page.

With your help, dozens of neighbors experiencing homelessness and hardship can access their stimulus or unemployment support!

Special thank you to Michael and Ashlie Bucy for their support of this critical initiative.


Join us May 5 for our Facebook Live Charity Concert with Chris Hendricks!


Join us on Tuesday, May 5, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM for Homebody: A Chris Hendricks #GivingTuesdayNow Charity Concert benefiting Activate Good with amazing and talented local musician, Chris Hendricks.

Join us May 5 at 7:00 PM (or any time between 7 and 8:30) on the Activate Good Facebook page to tune in and enjoy what's sure to be an inspirational concert (Chris will take requests at the end)! There's no cost to tune in, but of course, we encourage anyone who is able to donate any amount to Activate Good to help us meet our goal. Every penny helps!!!

See you then!

P.S. - Did you know, Chris Hendricks is the artist who wrote and performed this super song in our 2017 VOLUNTEER MUSIC VIDEO?!


Brew Good, Do Good


It's the BREW GOOD BLEND.

Part of the proceeds from these limited edition beans, roasted by Larry's Coffee, support Activate Good. If you need coffee and want to support our efforts, check it out!

12 oz. of yummy organic coffee. Light, nutty roast, with notes of citrus and honey.

While we’re social distancing, shipping for this item is included!

Brew Good, Do Good!


Volunteer Opportunities

Urgent Volunteer Needs (COVID-19 Response)

Activate Good continues to support local nonprofits and connect volunteers during this time of uncertainty. For those in good health who wish to offer their time and resources to their community, a list of ways you can continue providing critical support to area nonprofits can be found https://activategood.org/covid19.

Remote Volunteering

Specifically for those who are confined to their homes, a growing list of remote volunteer opportunities can be seen at https://activategood.org/remote.

A few remote volunteer highlights:

Virtual Career Speaker Series

Junior Achievement of Eastern NC needs professionals to record videos about their careers to help students connect work, interests, skills, education path, and community.

DIY Dog Toys

Upcycle tee-shirts into fabulous tug-of-war dog toys for Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Academic Packets for Students

Create worksheet packets for kids who may need extra practice with certain subjects in school.

Your Best Shot Leadership Academy - Volunteers Needed!

At Your Best Shot, we are currently looking for high school volunteers to assist us with our Homework Helpers Program. We provide homework assistance, remediation, study skills development and enrichment for students in grades k-8. We operate Monday through Friday from 3 to 8.

We are less than 15 minutes from Wakefield High School. We are located at the intersection of Harps Mill and Litchford (8320 Litchford Road) in a Food Lion shopping center. Students can volunteer for one day or more depending on their interest and availability. Ideally, we would love to find students who might have an interest in teaching because this will provide an unbelievable opportunity to work directly with students with the guidance of experienced educators but will embrace anyone with interest.

Our website is www.yourbestshotllc.com and students can check out the specifics of our program and our other program offerings. Please Email Phil Moses at phil@yourbestshotllc.com if you are interested.

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.

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