Governor Cooper has declared April 17-23, 2022, National Volunteer Week in North Carolina. We encourage you to find opportunities to serve your community.
National Volunteer Week April 17-23
|Date||Organization||Location||Info on Event/Opportunity||Contact/Sign up|
|4/17/2022||Duke Campus Farm||Durham, NC||Duke Campus Farm is hosting a community workday 1 - 4pm.||Sign up here.|
|4/17/2022||Serenity Garden||Durham, NC||Volunteering at Serenity is a great way to connect to nature, while supporting community efforts to promote equitable environmental education and food security.||Click here for more|
|4/19/2022||Diaper Bank of NC||Durham, NC||Volunteers will count and wrap diapers/pull-ups and prepare them for distribution to families in need.||Click here for more|
|4/21/2022||Volunteer Training for Abilities Tennis||Asheville, NC||Training to equip you to work on the court with athletes with intellectual disabilities.||Find more info here|
|4/19, 4/20, 4/21||CORRAL Riding Academy||Cary, NC||We would love some volunteers to come and help us by working on our farm! Keeping up with the maintenance of our farm is hard work, but is so important. We are so appreciative of volunteers who aren't afraid to roll their sleeves up and "get their hands dirty". This kind of work may look like mucking, raking, pulling weeds, minor building projects and/or creating signs for an upcoming fundraiser event. We can't be sure of the specific tasks we will need assistance with right now, but will get a better picture of what they might be as this volunteer opportunity gets closer||Find more info here|
|4/18-4/22||Child Evangelism Fellowship||Guilford County||Help in the office with assembling training materials, preparing a mass mailing, and other general office duties.||www.cefgga.org|
|4/23/2022||Bearthday Annual Fundraiser||Raleigh, NC||Gather on the Farm to celebrate our birthday and honor Earth Day.||Sign up Here|
|4/23/2022||Piedmont Earth Day Fair||Winston Salem, NC||Volunteers will have fun setting up exhibits, selling popcorn, handing out programs, helping clean up and everything in-between. Shifts last a couple of hours and all volunteers get a cool T-shirt to keep!||sign up here to volunteer.|
|4/23/2022||South End Rail Trail Cleanup||Charlotte, NC||Clean up supplies will be provided by Keep Charlotte Beautiful and the Rail Trail Clean Up will occur from 10am - 12pm||Sign up here|
|4/23/2022||TLC (Formerly Tammy Lynn Center)||Raleigh, NC||Each year we invite our community partners and families to join us on our main campus for TLC Cares Day. This year, we'll come together on Saturday, April 23rd to tackle all sorts of campus clean-up type projects, spreading mulch, planting flowers, power-washing sidewalks, painting, etc. We kick things off at 9am and wrap up the day at noon with a cookout.||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info|
|Various||Durham Hub Farm||Durham, NC||Durham Hub Farm has multiple opportunities for volunteers.||Find more info here|
|Various||Family Store Organizing Restocking Blitz Salvation Army||Raleigh, NC||We are in need of your assistance to get each of our sections organized and restocked (filled) on the sales floor for our customers.||Click here for more|
|Various||Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec||Charlotte, NC||Find various opportunities to volunteer with Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec.||Find more info here|
|Various||United Way of the Greater Triangle||Various||Volunteer Week opportunities in the Triangle!||https://unitedwaytriangle.org/national-volunteer-week-challenge/|
|Various||Canines for Service||Wilmington, NC||Canines for Service is a nonprofit in Wilmington, NC that provides Veterans highly trained service dogs at no cost. We are excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week and invite groups to come to our facility for a variety of projects. From kennel cleaning & enrichment to detailing our transport vans and general yard work/maintenance -CFS has a many opportunities to volunteer. And of course, walking our service dogs in training!||For more info email: email@example.com|
|Various||The Salvation Army||Goldsboro, NC||We need volunteers to help accept, sort, and process donations in the Family Store. This is an ongoing project. Donations are processed and sold in the store, proceeds go back into the programs and social services of The Salvation Army.||Click here for more|
|Various||BackPack Beginnings||Greensboro, NC||We are always looking for volunteers to help in our warehouse with whatever needs to be done that week-- sorting food, clothing, hygiene products, school supplies, diapers and more OR packing bags of food, etc.||Find more info here|
|Various||MANNA FoodBank||Asheville, NC||Volunteer projects change daily in the warehouse based on priority and need. Projects could include, but are not limited to: sorting and packing food donations, packing housewares and hygiene products, culling and bagging produce, or assembling MANNA Packs.||Sign up here|
|Various||Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption||Sanford, NC||We need people to walk dogs and interact with cats, do various projects around the shelter such as cleaning up debris, minor repairs, etc.||Visit the website for more info|
|Various||Rowan Helping Ministries||Salisbury, NC||We have several positions available to serve lunch in Jeannie’s Kitchen, pack grocery bags, and serve clients through the food pantry. I have included the link below for those interested to use if they are interested in volunteering.||Sign up here|
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
|Feeding Durham Together|
Jeannie's Kitchen - Prepare & Serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Please contact Cheryl Linder, Kitchen Manager 704-637-6838, ext. 108, if you can help.
Senior food and medicine delivery
Urban Ministry packing food (13 yo with adult)
Meals on Wheels
|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|
|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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Virtual volunteer for Chapel Hill Carrboro Schools.
Volunteer for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Volunteer for Orange County Schools.
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 opportunities, 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 using this form.
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.
Remote Volunteer Opportunities
|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:
|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.
Sew face masks for various organizations:
Chatham opportunities from anywhere
Share Charlotte opportunities from anywhere
|Forsyth County||Hands On Northwest covid opportunities|
|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|
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N.C. Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service
Created in 1994, the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service promotes service and volunteering to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement in North Carolina. The Commission oversees the state AmeriCorps programs, disaster volunteers and donations, the Governor's Page Program, the Governor's Volunteer Awards and promotes volunteer initiatives. The Commission staff is supported by a board of Commissioners. Learn about our 2022-2024 State Service Plan and check out our 2021 Annual Report.
- Briles Johnson, Executive Director
- Megan Trawick, Deputy Director
- Susan Dean, AmeriCorps Program Officer
- Colleen Garrett, AmeriCorps Compliance & Support Specialist
- Joseph Dsouza, AmeriCorps Financial Officer
- Erinn Foote, Governor’s Page Program Coordinator
- Luz Sanabria-Reyes, Disaster Services Manager
- Garrett Pearce, Policy and Disaster Relief Coordinator
- Daphne Moore, Volunteerism Manager
- Donna Atkinson, Social Media Coordinator
North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
North Carolina Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301