Durham News: Community

Volunteer Notes, March 9

The Volunteer Center of Durham coordinates volunteer events and services across the Triangle. For more information on these events, visit www.HandsOnTriangle.org or call 919-613-4515.


• Help clean up the Haw River and Jordan Lake March 15. For more details, go to meetup.com/helpcleanjordanlake.

• Be a part of this year’s Clean-Up-a-Thon on Lake Jordan from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15.

• The Great Human Race, set for March 29 at Northgate Mall, needs volunteers to help that morning. One event helps almost 100 non-profits. Contact Tammy Dorfman at tamdorf@aol.com.

• Walk MS needs help distributing brochures to various retail locations in the Triangle and surrounding areas. The walk will occur at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh.

• Would you like to influence 13-18-year-olds through baseball? Durham Triple Play needs coaches, concession workers, score keepers and announcers. Season begins April 12.

• Lean about Guatemalan culture and health issues with Curamericas Global on a trip to Huehuetenango June 8-17.

• The Durham Literacy Center’s Teen Career Academy provides one-on-one tutoring with young adults who are pursuing their GED. Become and instructor Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

• Do you have some free time on Wednesday nights? Do you speak some Spanish? Converse with Latino immigrants on an informal basis at Pilgrim UCC, 3011 Academy Road, Durham.

• Do you like doing administrative work? Help the Welcome Baby Resource Center in the office on Wednesday mornings.

• Do you have experience writing grants? Help with grant research and proposal writing for the Congo Initiative remotely from your home.

• Make a difference in the lives of seniors by calling them on a weekly or daily basis at the Durham Center for Senior Life.

• Waste Reduction Partners needs volunteers to do waste reduction and water and energy assessments in central and eastern N.C.

• Help out at the warehouse for the Durham Economic Resource Center. Answer the phone, enter data, and restock shelves.

• Work with experienced naturalists and educators to work with a small group of children during explorations, games, and other hands-on outdoor activities at Creekside or Forest View Elementary, or at Githens Middle School.

• Through creative activities and guided homework sessions, help a child develop the skills they need to succeed. Provide one-on-one mentoring or tutor a small group of students through your local YMCA.

• The Veggie Van works to deliver boxes of fresh, locally grown veggies to people who have limited access to these products. Volunteers are needed for the van sites at Durham Tech and the DC Health Dept.

• Do you enjoy working with high schoolers? Junior Leadership Durham needs a program coordinator.

Chapel Hill

• Find out how you can get involved with the Inter-Faith Council of Social Service by attending volunteer orientation at 7 p.m. March 11 at 110 W. Main St., Carrboro.

• UNC-TV needs volunteers to help answer phones from contributors for Festival 2014. Schedules are flexible, and the greatest need is on the weekends. The festival ends March 23.

• Help TABLE with its hunger relief programs. Shifts are Monday and Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 2:20 to 4:20 p.m.

• Baseball coaches are needed for children ages 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12 with the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department.

• Carolina Villages needs kind-hearted occasional volunteers to help older adults in Chapel Hill and Carrboro remain in their own homes.

• UNC hospitals needs volunteers to make infant gowns and cover boxes with fabric.

• Want to be a part of the theatre program at The ArtsCenter? The Theatre Team is made up of volunteers interested in all aspects of theatre – from helping build sets, to doing tech work, to ushering and everything in between.

• Would you like to help get the word out about the Affordable Care Act? Volunteers are needed to help with outreach to consumers, make phone calls and enter data, canvassing and staffing table at festivals.