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Informal Community Service Opportunities

** Please note that this is a growing list of opportunities. Many additional opportunities exist at local non-profit agencies. Should you learn of any updates or additional opportunities, we would appreciate your input. Also, please note that these are informal opportunities that should be distinguished from formal volunteer service that is coordinated through deferral programs or probation. Contact our office with any questions you may have regarding informal or formal community service options. **

APEX

Kraft Family YMCA

  • 8921 Holly Springs Road, Apex, 27539
  • Contact: Beth Porter at 919.249.1400
  • Note: Volunteers will need to fill out application available at center and have 30 minute meeting for placement purposes. 

Habitat for Humanity, Apex Restore

  • 1826 E. Williams Street, Apex, 27502
  • 267.4490
  • Note: MUST attend a 30 minute mandatory orientation session prior to starting your volunteer service (Tues. & Sat. at 10:30AM) and be 18 years of age or older.
  • Opportunities Include: merchandising, sorting donations, customer service, drivers’ assistant.

CARY

Habitat for Humanity, Cary Restore

  • 181 High House Road, Cary, 27511
  • 380.7512
  • Contact: Ellie Stephen
  • Note: MUST attend a 30 minute mandatory orientation session prior to starting your volunteer service (Tues. & Sat. at 10:30AM) and be 18 years of age or older.
  • Opportunities Include: merchandising, sorting donations, customer service, drivers’ assistant.

Life Experiences

CLAYTON

Pasture Pals Equine Rescue, Inc.

DURHAM

The Art of Cool Project

  • 400 West main St, Ste 203, Durham, 27701
  • Contact: Cicely Michell, at 919.806.6084
  • Opportunities Include: customer service, marketing, working events

Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Store

  • 3900 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham, 27707
  • Contact: Emma Hanna at 919.401.1938
  • Opportunities Include: straightening on the floor, folding & hanging clothes, unloading donations
  • Note: Initially volunteers must come by Tuesday-Friday between 9-10:00AM or 1-2:00PM with Driver’s License to sign up & receive schedule for hours.

FUQUAY-VARINA

Military Missions in Action

  • 411-B North Judd Parkway, NE, Fuquay-Varina, 27526
  • 552.1603
  • Contact: Mendy Rausch at [email protected] with your volunteer application.
  • Opportunities Include: Skilled and unskilled assistance at project sites, data entry, office staffing.
  • Note: They may not always have something right away but will send out opportunities as they become available.

Habitat for Humanity, Wake Fuquay-Varina Restore

  • 1352 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, 27526
  • 552.5800
  • Note: MUST attend a 30 minute mandatory orientation session prior to starting your volunteer service (Tues. & Sat. at 10:30AM) and be 18 years of age or older.
  • Opportunities Include: merchandising, sorting donations, customer service, drivers’ assistant.

MORRISVILLE

Morrisville Town Council

RALEIGH

Cause for Paws

  • 2420 Crabtree Blvd Raleigh, NC 27604
  • 828.4864
  • See website for volunteer opportunities at: cfp-nc.org

 Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina

  • 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
  • 865.3024
  • Opportunities include: Sorting and packing food or clerical duties.
  • Note: Only accepts traffic violations NOT including DWI. Bring all necessary documents to orientation (Wed. at 5:30pm, call to sign up).

Helping Hands Mission

  • 623 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh NC 27610
  • 829.8048
  • Opportunities Include: Assisting with their food distribution and donation sorting.

Historic Oak View Park

  • 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Contact: Josh Ingersoll at 919.212.7695 or [email protected]
  • Opportunities Include: Assisting at special events by passing out information, collecting trash, assisting with family activities.

Missions Thrift Store

  • 2721 Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Contact: Sherry Wright at 919.981.0222 x133
  • Visit Crossroads Thrift Store for information and sign up on their “Online Volunteer Schedule” link.

Note in the Pocket

  • 240 Newton Rd, Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • 714.9403
  • Note: Traffic charges only
  • Opportunities Include: quality control, sorting, sizing, organizing, and packing clothing orders

Raleigh Little Theater

  • 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • 821.4579
  • Contact: Cathy Gurley at [email protected]
  • Opportunities Include: Acting as an usher, crew member, or construction team member.

Habitat for Humanity, Wake Raleigh Restore

  • 2420 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
  • 833.6768
  • Note: Training for community service is at 10AM on Tuesdays and Saturdays. No appointment necessary. Visit the Restore site for more information on volunteering for court or school.
  • Opportunities Include: merchandising, sorting donations, customer service, drivers’ assistant.

Retails Thrift Store (Animal Kind)

  • 2821 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616
  • 872.0019 or [email protected]
  • Opportunities Include: Sorting donations, restocking merchandise, keeping the shop clean, answering phone calls, keeping store records. Orientation required.

WENDELL

Resources for Seniors

  • 323 Lake Drive, Wendell, NC 27591
  • Contact: Tanya Barrett at 919.365.4248
  • Note: Please contact Tanya prior to coming by the facility.
  • Opportunities Include: cleaning, stocking, organizing, washing dishes

WAKE FOREST

The Giving Tree

  • 839 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • 453.5597
  • Note: MUST fill out “Volunteer Application” available on their website, followed by a 2 hour volunteer training session. 

ZEBULON

Grow and Share

  • 70 Harrison Street, Zebulon, North Carolina 275971
  • Contact: Linda Gaskins at 919.810.1162 or [email protected] to sign up.
  • Opportunities Include: weeding and harvesting gardens for local food pantries (spring/summer), planting seedlings (late summer), raising awareness within community (year-round).

 

Opciones de servicio comunitario que tienen personas que son bilingues:

 

Ayuda de Misión de Manos

  • 623 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh NC 27610
  • 919.829.8048

El Lugar que se Cura de Condado de Wake

  • 1251 Goode Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • 919.838.9800

Hábitat para Humanidad

  • 2420 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
  • 919.833.6768

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