Volunteer Opportunities

Food Banks are still overwhelmed by those in need. Volunteer now!

Learn about urgent volunteer opportunities below and connect with your local Volunteer Center for more opportunities. Nonprofit network and training opportunities are available as well as grant information.

We are pleased to partner with NC State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) to better connect state employees with volunteer opportunities. Check out the charities partnered with SECC for volunteer opportunities.

College students can make a difference as an intern and help a local nonprofit or government agency. Apply now!  AmeriCorps is hiring: Learn more about AmeriCorps and make a difference.

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Urgent Volunteer Opportunities

Vaccination Event

Vaccination Event

Vaccine volunteersVolunteer at a Vaccination Event

Cabbarrus, Cleveland, Mecklenburg, Lincoln and Union - Atrium Community Event Volunteer Application (Be sure to watch the brief training video) (The link to complete your background screen will come via email from a company called Sterling)

Statewide Volunteers- TERMS Application (Public Health offices are using volunteers who have signed up & been background checked in the TERMS system)

Alleghany Alleghany Volunteer Online Form
Ashe Ashe Volunteer Online Form
Bertie Email Nancy Nash

Email Eric Beckeror register online

Burke Email Deana Gates
Camden Email Nancy Nash
Carteret Email volunteers email
Chowan Email Nancy Nash
Cumberland Register Online
Currituck Email Nancy Nash
Duplin Call Tracey Simmons-Kornegay at 910-296-2130
Forsyth Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Wanous:
Gaston Email Adam Gaub
Gates Email Nancy Nash
Graham Email Lorita or Email Beth
Guilford Register Greensboro Vaccine Help or Email for Guilford Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Davis
Haywood Register with Terms
Hertford Email Nancy Nash

Jackson County Volunteer Application and email Kerri Tucker.

Johnston Register with Terms
Macon Register Online
Martin Email Kirsten Beasley

Register Online. Send questions to vaccinevolunteer@orangecountync.gov.

Pasquotank Email Nancy Nash
Perquimans Email Nancy Nash
Person Email Mikhayla Dun
Stanly Email Brian Simpson
Tyrell Email Kirsten Beasley
Wake Register with Terms
Washington Email Kirsten Beasley
Watagua Register Online
Wayne Register Online
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 Volunteers

Hurricane Volunteers

Hurricane Immediate Response

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

To hear about pressing volunteer opportunties, sign up above.

Hurricane Recovery Is Ongoing

Hurricane recovery is ongoing and organizations need volunteers from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

Volunteer with UMCOR or call 888-440-9167

Get Trained Before the Next Disaster

 Register for updates about additional trainings.

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, .

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

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.

Medical Volunteers

Medical Volunteers

Volunteer as a Health Care Worker

North Carolina has built a medical response capability through the state’s health care coalitions that can augment all levels of care to citizens affected by a disaster event, such as COVID-19. The capability includes medical supplies and equipment, as well as volunteer health care and medical professionals who are willing to deploy to affected areas or facilities to provide patient care.

This response is provided through the State Medical Response System, which recruits and manages volunteers in the following areas:  

  • Clinical (physicians, advanced care providers, nurses, EMS)
  • Clinical support (pharmacy, imaging and respiratory care)
  • Non-clinical support (facility maintenance, safety and administrative)

We are also asking volunteers to provide medical supplies if they are able, including personal protective equipment.

If you can volunteer, please register though the N.C. Training, Exercise and Response Management System (NC TERMS) at https://terms.ncem.org/TRS.

  • Once you create a personal profile, you will need to access the Request for Team Membership from the response profile page.
  • Click Join a Team, then select ESF8 – Public Health and Medical Services.
  • Select COVID-19 Medical Response Volunteers.
  • Select the team you wish to join, and click Request Membership.

As your help to respond to the evolving COVID-19 crisis, you will be vetted then onboarded through Temporary Solutions, the temporary staffing agency of the N.C. Office of Human Resources prior to assignment.

According to N.C. General Statute 166A, individuals providing health care services as part of a State Medical Assistance Team designated by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services will be considered an  “emergency management worker” and will be subject to the Immunity and Liability provisions outlined in 166A-19.60.

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:

Cary Write cards to seniors
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