North Raleigh: Community

Volunteer Notes: May 8

JC Raulston Arboretum

The J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University is looking for volunteers to work in its visitor center. For more information, email or call 919-513-7004.

Town of Wake Forest

The town of Wake Forest is recruiting volunteers to greet and direct customers who visit town hall. Volunteers are expected to work at least two three-hour shifts per month and must participate in mandatory training. Application forms are available on the first-floor customer information desk at town hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and online at Completed applications can be emailed to Catherine Roberson at or faxed to 919-435-9489.

For more information about the program, call 919-435-9400.

Friday Night on White

Volunteers are needed for the Friday Night on White concert series in Wake Forest from 6 to 9 p.m. the second Friday of each month through September. For more information and to sign up to volunteer, go to and search Friday Night on White.

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

▪ Urban Ministries needs a professional photographer to capture the group’s special events:

▪ The DTM foundation needs volunteers to bake and/or deliver sweets to patients at Duke and UNC hospitals:

▪ PLM Families Together needs After School Superheroes to help children staying in short-term housing with homework and other learning opportunities:

▪ The North Carolina Community Action Association needs volunteers to help prepare materials for “poverty simulation training”:

▪ Volunteers are needed to run the concession stands at spring t-ball games for children in the Salvation Army athletic program:

▪ Volunteers are needed for various tasks during the Special Olympics Summer Games, June 3-5:

▪ Thrift 2 Gift needs volunteers to help in its retail store with sorting clothes, customer service and more:

▪ The American Red Cross needs volunteers for its 919 music fest fundraising event, during the week before and on May 22:

▪ The Tar River Land Conservancy needs volunteers to help prepare an outdoor space that the public will enjoy for years to come:

▪ Habitat for Humanity needs physically fit volunteers to serve as driver’s assistants on Mondays and Saturdays, working with pick-up drivers to lift heavy donations in a variety of environments:

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

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

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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