Volunteer Opportunities

Urgent volunteer opportunities are listed in the tabs below, including Flood and 9/11 Volunteer Opportunities. 

Connect with your local Volunteer Center for more opportunities. 


Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities.
  AmeriCorps is hiring: Learn how you can help the environment, education, refugees, medical care and make a difference at a time when it is needed most.

Resources for Nonprofits are now available including training.

Grant opportunities will be posted end of September/ early October.

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Urgent Volunteer Opportunities

Western NC Flood Response

Western NC Flood Response

Volunteer now and for the months of recovery to come!




Faith Community Church Text or call 828-734-4145.  or Email  office@faithcommunitychurch.cc  289 Industrial Park Dr, Waynesville, NC 28786 collection and distribution and small construction projects.   
First United Methodist Church  Call 828-508-3420 Need volunteers to sort clothing
Grace Church in the Mountains rector@gracewaynesville.com short-term work crews
Hearts with Hands https://www.heartswithhands.org/volunteer-opportunities. sorting donations and distributing supplies
Helping Haywood www.helpinghaywood.org/ distribution and cleanup
New Covenant Church 767 Lee Rd, Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: (828) 627-9000
cleanup and distribution
Pinnacle Church Sign up to volunteer   101 Fibreville St, Canton, NC 28716
Phone: (828) 648-5301
clean up, providing meals, and donations
Samaritan's Purse www.spvolunteer.org  Woodland Baptist Church   828-262-1980 Assist flood victims
Volunteer Center - Mountain Projects Email us   828-356-2022 Clean-Up  and long term recovery
Baptists on Mission- Accepting all volunteers Flood volunteer opportunities Muck out and clean up 
9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service

Transform the anniversary of 9/11 into a a day of unity and "good deeds" to help those most in need. Volunteer opportunities are listed around the state. We are pleased to partner with NC State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) to better connect state employees and others to the charities partnered with SECC. More information and resources are available: 911day.orgAmeriCorps 9/11 resources

Location Slots Organization Description of Volunteer Opportunity Link
*REMOTE 4000 Activate Good- Volunteer Center Month of Service Opportunities -Remote and in-person opportunities. Sign up as an individual or group to help us improve our community and honor those lost on 9/11.

Some examples are - card writing, gardening/farming, litter pickups, sorting goods, stocking food the hungry, hosting drives for much needed items and more!

Multiple Nonprofit Volunteer Opportunities
*REMOTE 40 Child Advocacy Center Make a blanket for abused child: CAC served 876 children last year and each gets a blanket after the interview to comfort when they are left dealing with trauma following the abuse.

1.25 yds of solid color fleece
1.25 yds print fleece (matching solid)

Instructions: Begin by laying material completely out on workspace. Stack fleece material on top of each other. Cut out a 4” square of each of the four corners. Once corners are removed use your scissors to cut a 4” fringe all around the four sides of fleece. Once fringe has been cut begin tying double knots using one piece of printed fleece and one piece of solid fleece. Once knots are tied your blanket is complete. Blanket’s actual measurement is 44” x 52”.

*REMOTE 100 Fragile Families NETWORK Project 1) -  Online-CPR Anytime®  We want to demonstrate CPR and other lifesaving techniques, such as child CPR, choking relief, and AED awareness. We will train volunteers and provide them with the equipment they will need to provide this training to grandfamily members in their community.
Project 2) - Online- Fragile Families NETWORK Ambassadors -  An Ambassador helps the Fragile Families NETWORK connect to at least 10 organizations that may know of grandfamily members. Ambassador training is available for all who are willing to volunteer for this effort. A grandfamily is created when a grandparent or other family member raises the child of a relative unable or unwilling to parent. 
*REMOTE 6 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Wake or Durham - If a remote opportunity is better for you a FOOD DRIVE is a great option! You can find lots of tips on how to have a successful food drive at https://www.foodshuttle.org/donate-food!   Food Shuttle Opportunities
*REMOTE 25 The Green Chair Project HOST A DONATION DRIVE FOR THE GREEN CHAIR PROJECT! Due to COVID-19 limitations, we invite volunteers to work together to collect supplies for the families we serve at The Green Chair Project. Donation drives can vary from bedding or kitchen items to cleaning supplies. All items can be delivered to The Green Chair Project at 1853 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh  Green Chair Donation Drive
Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow 8 Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) WARM provides urgent, safety-related repairs, hurricane recovery, and accessibility upgrades for low-income homeowners in Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow Counties. Volunteers will make home repairs: Flooring, Wheelchair ramps, Landings and steps, Weatherization, Hurricane recovery  WarmNC.org
Buncombe 10 MANNA FoodBank

Volunteer Projects could include, but are not limited to: sorting and packing food donations, packing housewares and hygiene products, culling and bagging produce, or packing MANNA Packs. 
Shifts every Monday through Friday from 9am – 12pm and 1 – 3pm, with additional shifts on Tuesday evenings. Volunteers serving in the warehouse need to be able to stand for 2-3 hours and lift at least 25 pounds. Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required. 

Please have 1 person complete the Group Request Form. We will receive a notification once you submit your request and get back to you with available dates and further directions. Reservations are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email from us.

 MANNA FoodBank Opportunities
Catawba 20 Shining Hope Farms Regular volunteer opportunities helping with lessons, stable work or special events. Help prepare for the salute trail run on September 11.  https://shininghopefarms.org/volunteer/
Chatham 100 United Way of Chatham September 15, 2021 -  Each volunteer shift is 4 hours long for these nine opportunities:
-Boys & Girls Club Wren Family Center – outdoor enrichment and facility beautification and playground updates;
-Chatham CARES Pharmacy, Smith and Buckner Funeral Home and Siler City Police Department – food drive and drug take back event;
-Chatham Education Foundation – book sort and distribution;
-Chatham Trades – fence installation;
-CORA Food Pantry – grounds maintenance, repairs and landscaping;
-Chatham Habitat for Humanity – community build;
-Salvation Army – Angel Tree preparation;
-Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel – school supply drive for students of Chatham County Schools. 
 Chatham Day of Service
Columbus 25 Boys & Girls Home of North Carolina Project 1) Pressure washing buildings.  We have the equipment.  We just need the manpower.
Project 2) Tear down Barn D
Project 3) Build Horse challenge course obstacles
Project 4) Paint Soccer Field Bathroom
Project 5) Clear out various storage areas
 Email Lisa
Durham 20 Farmer Foodshare inc. Food box volunteers: FARMER FOODSHARE INC Opportunity - VolunteerMatch  Farmer Foodshare box volunteers
Durham, Orange 4000 Activate Good- Volunteer Center Month of Service Opportunities -Remote and in-person opportunities. Sign up as an individual or group to help us improve our community and honor those lost on 9/11.

Some examples are - card writing, gardening/farming, litter pickups, sorting goods, stocking food the hungry, hosting drives for much needed items and more!

 Multiple Nonprofit Volunteer Opportunities
Forsyth 10 Forsyth Senior Services Fall Planting and Courtyard Beautification Project: We are asking for fully vaccinated volunteers to help clean and prepare the courtyard for fall.  Email Britnee
Forsyth 300 HandsOn NWNC This initiative presents needs listed by agencies partnered with the Forsyth County Youth Engagement Coalition (YEC) for the upcoming 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The volunteer opportunities are open to all, with the tag serving to facilitate youth volunteers searching for and connecting to volunteer opportunities during the 9/11 Day of Service.  Youth 9/11 opportunities
Forsyth 50 Second Harvest Food Bank Food Sorting-Non-perishables food inspection, Perishable Foods- Frozen Food inspection

Pallet Build- Build orders for our agencies by building the order on a pallet

Community Meals- Prep and Prepare hot meals for Meals-on- Wheels and Children @ Risk

Pop-Up Pantry- Contactless Distribution to the Public each Thursday

Second Harvest Opportunities
Guilford 30 Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center Clearing limbs, cutting trees, making trails and obstacles for our Veterans trail course.  Driving fence posts in the ground and running fencing around our 10 acres of woods.  Trail work includes digging up stumps and leveling the ground for walking.  Putting up logs to walk over, putting down sand for footing and making a bridge to walk on.  Horsepower Opportunities
NC 50 Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC Volunteers will be working on multiple project at our warehouse in Raleigh.  Sorting retail donations or produce. Building senior boxes or bagging cereal or rice.  Foodbank of CENC
New Hanover 10 Canines for Service To honor 9/11, Canines for Service will host a morning of service on Friday, September 10th. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service work includes dog walking, kennel cleaning, kennel enrichment, pick up trash along dog walking route.  Email Us
Orange 8 Compass Center-Providing DV, Crisis Services, Self Sufficiency Services Volunteers will complete cleaning and maintenance  projects around our agency (old historic house). Tasks will include but are not limited to:
Moving office furnishings weighing up to 50 lbs to a permanent home in the building
Organizing supplies and labeling cabinets
Light yard work
Cleaning screened in porch area
Light cleaning of downstairs storage room
Setting up desk (all materials provided)
Orange 10 Habitat for Humanity of Orange Volunteers will assist with a home build.  Tasks may include hammering, cutting, the use of power tools (if comfortable), roofing/shingling (if comfortable with heights), and more.  Whether your an experienced carpenter or have never held a hammer, all are welcome!  Shifts- every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8am-4pm.  Half-days are available mornings  (8am-12pm)

Groups contact Volunteer Engagement Manager Ansel Prichard aprichard@orangehabitat.org in order to set-up a group shift.  Individuals can go online to register.

 Habitat Volunteer
Orange 100 Meridian Community Foundation Help clearing the land of small limbs and debris for a future park.   www.meridian-foundation.com  or  Email us
Pasquotank 50 Albemarle Area United Way September 17, volunteers needed to powerwash, build, paint, organize, do yardwork or serve in remote opportunities. Albemarle Area United Way
Rowan 35 Rowan Helping Ministries- Providing Crisis services and essential life needs September 5 - 11, 2021 - Serve in Jeannie's Kitchen preparing and serving nutritious meals and deep cleaning the kitchen and dining room once the lunch meal is served. Meal service includes planning meals, often bringing food, preparing, serving, washing dishes, and cleaning up. Designee trained before meal on commercial dishwasher.  Dates and times for meal service vary throughout the week.

September 11, 2021
-Kitchen and Dining Room Deep Cleaning  from 2:00pm - 4:00pm following the lunch meal.
-food packing parties. Groups of five to ten pack grocery bags and prepare pallets of food for distribution through our food pantries and outreach programs. Packing Parties includes both our Family Food Bags and our Food for Thought programs. 9:00am - 10:00am or 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Members can register for one of both sessions.

State Employees Combined Campaign volunteers- from link, create a profile and register for available volunteer opportunities. They will need to create a unique username and password to sign up for events. 

 Rowan Helping Ministries
Wake 4000 Activate Good- Volunteer Center Month of Service Opportunities -Remote and in-person opportunities. Sign up as an individual or group to help us improve our community and honor those lost on 9/11.

Some examples are - card writing, gardening/farming, litter pickups, sorting goods, stocking food the hungry, hosting drives for much needed items and more!

 Multiple Nonprofit Volunteer Opportunities
Wake 10 Alliance of AIDS Services- Carolina Creating family dignity kits for people living with HIV and their families. Kits consist of personal hygiene products, household supplies, PPE, feminine products, baby supplies…  www.aas-c.org
Wake 25 CORRAL Riding Academy We need help working updating the aesthetics of the donated building. This work will include putting up walls, painting and some landscaping and garden outside. 
2436 Neusehill Ln, Raleigh, NC, 27610
9 am-12 pm
Wake 6 Family Promise Campus cleanup - trash and weeds  Familypromisewakenc.org
Wake 4 Prevent Child Abuse NC Volunteers will write personal letters to each constituent, fold & stuff, and address each fundraising letter.
Volunteers will receive a tour of our facility, overview and a copy of the book Upstream by Dan Heath. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
 Email us
Wake 25 Special Olympics NC We need volunteers to support our annual Plane Pull with service of boxed lunches, logistics and help with various booths.  Special Olympics NC
Wake 4 Urban Ministiries of Wake Meal Donor for the women at the Helen Wright Center for Women- an opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency through intensive case management services. Dinner opportunities are 7 days a week, or breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. Prepare a meal for 30 women and then deliver it to the shelter on Bastion Lane in Raleigh NC.   https://mealtrain.com/9l77qv
Wake or Durham 6 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Volunteers help pack bags and boxes of food; to deliver it; to provide nutrition instruction; and to tend our garden and farm.  Volunteer opportunities vary by day and are available every week for individuals and small groups.   Food Shuttle




Feeding Assistance

Feeding Assistance

With the onset of the pandemic, the need for food for the hungry is greater than ever - 1 in 5 adults, 1 in 4 children are food insecure. Join us in Feeding the Carolinas!FOOD BANKS

Seven regional Food Banks provide food to pantries all over the state. With the onset of the pandemic, the need for food for the hungry is greater than ever - 1 in 5 adults, 1 in 4 children are food insecure. Join us in Feeding the Carolinas! 

Prepare, Pack & Deliver Food



Anson County

Anson Crisis Ministry

Chatham County

Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA)

Craven County

RCS New Bern

Durham County

Feeding Durham Together

Edgecombe County


Forsyth County

Forsyth HandsOn

Guilford County

The Volunteer Center

Jones County

The Filling Station

Mecklenburg County

Loaves and Fishes

Learning Health Centers

Bags of Hope Lake Norman

Nash County 

Touch of the Father's Love

Orange County

Various Food Packing and Delivery Opportunities

Rowan County

Jeannie's Kitchen - Prepare & Serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Please contact Cheryl Linder, Kitchen Manager 704-637-6838, ext. 108, if you can help.

Wake County

Wake County Public School System

PAVE deliver backpack buddies

Senior food and medicine delivery

Urban Ministry packing food (13 yo with adult)

Yancey County

Feed a Child Yancey


Meals on Wheels

County More Information
Chatham County  Meals on Wheels
Cherokee County Deliver meals in Andrews. The route takes about an hour to complete.  Contact 828-837-2467 with questions. 
Cumberland County  Meals on Wheels & other services
Currituck County Helping Hands delivering meals

Durham County

Meals on Wheels

Edgecombe/ Nash County

Meals on Wheels
Lee County  Meals on Wheels
Northampton County  Home Delivered Meals
Orange County  Meals on Wheels
Polk County Meals on Wheels immediate need
Richmond County Meals on Wheels 5-7 volunteers needed
Rockingham County Meals on Wheels
Rowan County Meals on Wheels
Stanly County Contact DSS to volunteer
Stokes County Immediate need in Walnut Cove and Danbury
Transylvania County Contact Pam McCall  828-862-4466 or 828-553-7469
Tyrrell County Meals on Wheels

Union County

Meals on Wheels
Wake County  Meals on Wheels - urgently needed
Washington County Meals on Wheels
Wayne County Meals on Wheels
Wilson County Meals on Wheels
Yancey County contact Teresa or Jackie at 828-682-6011


NC Education Corps - mentors and tutors apply now

Moore County Literacy Council -Volunteer at outdoor reading stations. Email Heather for more information.

Virtual volunteer for Chapel Hill Carrboro Schools. 

Volunteer for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. 

Volunteer for Orange County Schools. 

Hurricane Flood Assistance

Hurricane Flood Assistance

Shelter and Reception Centers

Hurricane Shelters will need reception centers and shelter workers in greater numbers. Sign up to receive online training information.

To hear about pressing volunteer opportunties, sign up above.

Recovery Is Ongoing

Hurricane and Flood recovery is ongoing and VOAD organizations need volunteers from all backgrounds and levels of experience. Sign up directly with the organizations.

Get Trained Before the Next Disaster


Depending upon the disaster and individual abilities, volunteers could be preventing further damage to homes, running a volunteer center, supporting mass care, managing crisis calls etc. All willing residents, especially veterans and AmeriCorps alums, are encouraged to register and get trained before a natural disaster strikes. Register for updates about future trainings.

Background checks may be required prior to deployment as required by the ReserveCorps partnering organizations.


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization the professional responders can rely on during disaster situations. CERT volunteers can also help with non-emergency projects that help make their communities safer and more resilient. CERT programs welcome individuals of all abilities. CERT Training takes a total of approximately 20-30 hours.

For more information, and to see a complete list of current CERT programs in NC, please visit: ReadyNC.org.

Attorney & Paralegal Training

Watch the recorded continuing legal education presentations at the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center’s Disaster Legal Services Bootcamp for attorneys and paralegals wanting to help following a natural disaster.

Volunteer at Home

Volunteer at Home

Remote Volunteer Opportunities

Location Opportunity
Statewide Attorney volunteers needed with Legal Aid of North Carolina

Write notes of encouragement to participants of substance abuse programs; letters can be sent via email or mailed to:

Healing Transitions
Attention: Staff Support
1251 Goode St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

Statewide Healthcare navigator for insurance help

MasksNOW - needs donations of quilting cotton and t-shirt fabric to make mask kits for sewists, as well as other volunteer needs.

Various Locations

Sew face masks for various organizations:

Chatham County

Chatham opportunities from anywhere


Share Charlotte opportunities from anywhere

Forsyth County Hands On Northwest covid opportunities

Online tutoring

Guilford County Wellness check calls to older adults in Guilford County
Haywood, Jackson counties Wellness check calls in Haywood and Jackson counties; call 828-356-2833
Hickory Write cards to nursing homes
Wake County Kindness calls to seniors in Wake County