North Raleigh: Community

Volunteer Notes: Nov. 29

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest

Volunteers are needed to help during the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Volunteers will receive two free beer tickets, one pass to the ice rink and a Santa hat. To sign up, go to


SAFEchild will offer a volunteer training session for children’s group facilitators from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 864 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. The session will train volunteers to work with children while their parents attend parenting classes. SAFEchild is a local child abuse prevention agency that serves Wake County families. For more information, email Ginna Bustle at

Forest Moon Theater

Forest Moon Theater is looking for volunteers to work a spotlight or be part of the desk crew for the upcoming production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which opens Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. To find out more, email

Helping Hand Mission

The Helping Hand Mission is looking for volunteers to sort, pack and deliver baskets and toys from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at 623 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh. Dress to be outdoors; gloves are recommended. Bring boxes and packing tape. Call Charles at 919-413-3868 when you arrive. To find out more, go to, call 919-829-8048 or email

JC Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum is looking for 18 volunteers to review and label plants in the garden’s beds three hours per week. The hours are flexible. For more information, call the arboretum at 919 515-3132 or email Val at

Help refugees and immigrants

A variety of opportunities in Raleigh are available to help immigrants and refugees get a fresh start. To learn more, visit the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants’ website,, email or call 919-334-0072 ext. 4004.

North Raleigh Ministries

North Raleigh Ministries is looking for volunteers to work four-hour shifts at the Thrift Shoppe and in the shop’s processing area. The group is also looking for a volunteer to drive the organization’s truck one day per month. Email or call 919-844-6676 ext. 4.

The Volunteer Center

The following projects need volunteers. For more information, visit, email, or call 919-613-4515.

▪ Help middle school students with hands-on learning projects as a citizen teacher with Citizen Schools in Wake Forest. For more information, email

▪ Assist lead instructors with golf instruction and mentoring at The First Tee of the Triangle. Volunteers commit to two to three hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks at various locations throughout the Triangle.

▪ Curamericas Global needs large, slightly used suitcases, infant clothing and latex gloves. For details, email

Activate Good

Activate Good is a volunteer center that connects individuals, groups and companies with hundreds of charities around the Triangle. The following projects need volunteers. For information and to view other volunteer opportunities, go to

▪ Artspace is looking for volunteers to serve guests during First Friday events. Go to

▪ Warmth for Wake is looking for volunteers to cut, split and deliver firewood to low-income residents of Wake County. Go to

▪ The Poe Center for Health Education is looking for volunteers to plant azaleas. Go to

▪ Note in the Pocket needs a data management volunteer to update the system and run reports. Go to

▪ All Things New needs a regular volunteer to help with website maintenance and social media. Go to

▪ Marbles Kids Museum is looking for volunteers to watch children while parents attend a presentation. Go to

Wake Forest seeks volunteers

The town of Wake Forest is looking for volunteers to greet visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at town hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Volunteers are expected to work at least two three-hour shifts per month. They must participate in mandatory training and submit a background check form.

Applications are available at the first-floor customer information desk at town hall and online at Completed forms may be mailed or delivered to Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest; or faxed to 919-435-9489.

For details, go to or call 919-435-9400.

Lutheran Services Carolinas Refugee Resettlement

Lutheran Services Carolinas Refugee Resettlement is looking for volunteers to help refugees adjust to their new lives in the Raleigh community. For details, contact Robert Evans at 501-940-3939 or

Read and Feed

Read and Feed is looking for volunteer drivers for its RV mobile classrooms. Drivers commit to one night per week from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday through mid-December. There is no need for a special license or experience driving an RV. For details, call 919-538-3840 or email or go online to

SAFE Haven for Cats

SAFE Haven for Cats needs volunteers to help care for cats at its facility at 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh. Shifts are from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Email, or visit for more information.

Foster homes for cats

Snowflake Animal Rescue, a nonprofit group, is seeking foster homes for cats in need. For more information, go to or call 919-990-2478.

Second Chance pet rescue

Second Chance Pet Adoptions seeks volunteers to assist at its no-kill shelter. Clean cat rooms, wash dogs and offer foster care. For more information, visit or call 919-851-8404.

Hospice volunteers needed

Liberty Home Care & Hospice needs volunteers to help care for its residents. Liberty serves Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Wendell and Zebulon. For information, go to

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle seeks volunteers for activities. Get your hands dirty at the teaching farm, deliver food to people in need or lead cooking classes and demonstrations. For information, visit

ESL volunteers

The English as a Second Language program seeks volunteers to help teach English as a second language and with program outreach. Knowledge of another language is not required to participate. For information, contact the program office at 919-996-6844 or email the volunteer coordinator at

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wake County seeks volunteers to help during training and competitive events. Volunteers assist as event officials, athlete escorts, coaches, award presenters and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit or call Recreation Program Manager Brian Philpot at 919-996-2111.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Carolinas chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and events. For more information, call 919-845-2155 or visit

SPCA of Wake County

The SPCA of Wake County needs volunteers for various activities at adoption centers and events. For more information, visit

Drivers needed

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving needs volunteers to drive seniors to appointments, four to eight hours per month. Call 919-460-0567 or visit to volunteer.

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