North Raleigh: Community

Volunteer Notes: August 7

Yates Mill County Park

Historic Yates Mill County Park will host a session on volunteer opportunities from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. Registration is not required. For details, call 919-856-5378.

Transitions LifeCare

Transitions LifeCare offers volunteer information sessions at various times throughout the year. Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer can attend a one-hour session to learn more. For more information, go to

North Raleigh Ministries

North Raleigh Ministries is looking for volunteers to help at its crisis center and thrift shop/warehouse. Opportunities are available for everyone, from high school and college students to retirees. For more information, email or call 919-844-6676 ext. 4.

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

▪ A Helping Hand needs volunteer companion drivers to transport senior citizens and disabled adults to and from medical appointments, errands, and social events:

▪ Join USCRI Raleigh to acquire and move furniture and household items into the new home of a refugee family:

▪ Volunteers are needed at Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network to oversee the day center and answer phones on weekends:

▪ Passage Home is seeking talented artists to paint creative designs on birdhouses for its garden:

▪ The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help with scorekeeping and concession stands at Summer basketball games on weekday evenings:

▪ Redress Raleigh is seeking a volunteer event coordinator to help plan and execute various events throughout the year, including an annual eco-friendly fashion show:

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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