We encourage you to find opportunities to serve your community in memory of 9/11.
|9/9/2022||New Hanover and Brunswick Counties||JustServe||Please sign up as a volunteer to donate a hot meal or any denomination grocery gift card, treats, and/or cards and letters of appreciation and drop them off at your local police department, fire station, or EMS during the week of 9/11. This service is to be done preferably September 9-11.||Shellie Shingleton
Wilmington, NC 27528
|9/9/2022||Rowan||Carry the Load||National Cemetery Day of Service- Volunteer at the National Cemetery to beautify the grounds of our fallen heroes. Please arrive at your location at 9:45 a.m. local time on Friday, September 9. Please bring a brush, 5 gallon bucket, and gloves if needed. Dress is casual and respectful. No open toed shoes, tank tops, etc. We will be outside so be mindful of the weather. No pets please. Only approved service animals and military working dogs are email@example.com||501 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, NC 28144
|9/9/2022||Pender/ Onslow/ Duplin||Just Serve||Just Serve wants to show local first responders how much they are appreciated for the service they provide in the community as a tribute and in honor of those who selflessly served and died on 9/11. Please sign up as a volunteer to donate a hot meal or any denomination grocery gift card, treats, and/or cards and letters of appreciation to your local police department, fire station, or EMS during the week of 9/11.||Multiple locations
Burgaw, NC 28425
|9/10/2022||Lee||Operation Gratitude||Volunteer to express gratitude and support for First Responders by writing letters, drawing pictures, and making cards. Completed thank you cards and letters will be distributed locally and through our JustServe partner, Operation Gratitude.||Multiple locations Sanford, NC||https://www.justserve.org/projects/ef8dc2d8-3d60-44ed-8139-85304b3b24ee|
|9/10/2022||Wake||Just Serve||Did you know that firefighters have to buy their own groceries and prepare their own meals while staying at the fire stations. Drop off $5 grocery store gift cards||Desiree Amyradakis
|Multiple locations in Fuquay- Varina||JustServe: Projects|
|9/10/2022||Wake||Just Serve||Did you know that firefighters have to buy their own groceries and prepare their own meals while staying at the fire stations. Drop off $5 grocery store gift cards||Maria Campos
|Multiple locations in Holly Springs, NC||JustServe: Projects|
|9/10/2022||Wake||Just Serve||Did you know that firefighters have to buy their own groceries and prepare their own meals while staying at the fire stations. Drop off $5 grocery store gift cards||Malinda Cavallo
|Multiple locations in Apex, NC||JustServe: Projects|
|9/10/2022||Wake||Just Serve||Malinda Cavallo
|Multiple locations in Morrisville, NC||JustServe: Projects|
|9/11/2022||New Hanover/Onslow/||Supporting Veterans and their families-Sept 9-11||The 9th Annual Global Soldier Festival-Eastern NC Edition, Sept 9-11, 2022, is a three-day weekend event that seeks to educate, entertain, and empower veterans and their families. This event will encompass a Gala, Expo, and Concert. We need your support. This event will take place in both Jacksonville (Camp Lejeune/Camp Johnson) and Wilmington North Carolina.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Jacksonville (Camp Lejeune/Camp Johnson) and Wilmington||https://allevents.in/camp%20lejeune/volunteer-opportunity-supporting-veterans-and-their-families-sept-9-11/10000318995834127|
|9/11/2022||All||Note in the Pocket||Ask friends, family, neighbors, and others to donate high-quality school clothing and shoes to benefit homeless and impoverished children in our community! Deliver the clothing to us during the 9/11 Weekend of Service.||email@example.com||4730 Hargrove Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
|9/11/2022||Wake||September 11 Day of Service||Holly Springs Parks and Recreations will come together as a community to remember September 11, 2001 by performing acts of service.||Rachel Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org 919-567-4711||Veterans Park
600 Bikram Drive
Holly Springs, NC 27540
|9/11/2022||Mecklenburg||Fire Fighter Steven Coakley Foundation||This volunteer opportunity will take place September 11, during the memorial ceremony. The Fire Fighter Steven Coakley Foundation is looking for volunteers to help distribute flag pins and program brochures to attendees during the ceremony. The foundation is also looking for volunteers to walk around and manage the social awareness contact sheet for indviduals interested in future events and want to stay connected can leave their contact information.||300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
|9/11/2022||Pitt||Wildwood Park||Volunteer an hour or two of your time in honor of 9/11 Day. We’ll work together as a community to maintain and improve the trails at the park. Bring work gloves, a water bottle, and wear long pants and closed-toed email@example.com.||3450 Blue Heron Drive, Greenville, NC 27858||https://www.visitgreenvillenc.com/event/national-day-of-service-and-remembrance/8419/|
|9/12/2022||Durham||Downtown Durham YMCA||First Responders Appreciation Opportunity||Kelly Johnson
|218 W. Morgan St. Durham, NC 27701||https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0949ada72aa2fb6-first|
|9/13/2022||Wake||Activate Good||9/11 Weekend of Service will include over 50 volunteer opportunities around the Triangle region on Friday, 9/9, Saturday, 9/10, and Sunday, 9/11. More details at: https://activategood.org/daysofservice/911-service-and-remembrance/||Rose Thompson
|9/13/2022||Mecklenburg||Fire Fighter Steven Coakley Foundation||9/11 Flags of Remembrance Set Up 2022/9/11 Flags of Remembrance Breakdown - During this event, each volunteer will help place the 2,977 flags in the shape of the twin towers. Volunteers will also assist with the placing of memorial photo cards on each flag in remembrance. - Volunteers for breakdown will assist in removing flags and memorial photo cards as well as breaking down other remaining items from firstname.lastname@example.org||Romare Bearden Park 300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
|9/10-11/2022||Wake||911 Day of Service: Garner Firefighters Thank You Cards||Just Serve wants to show their appreciation and support for the Garner Firefighters by creating Thank You cards and delivering the cards to the firefighters! Anyone can participate by making a lovely colorful card with a heartfelt message of thanks!||Maria Campos
|9/9-10/2022||Wake||Just Serve||Just Serve wants to show their appreciation and support for the Holly Springs Firefighters by creating Thank You cards and delivering the cards to them! This a perfect opportunity for kids and teens to be involved in thanking their local Firefighters.||Multiple locations
Garner, NC 27529
|Various dates and times||Wake||Town of Cary||Planting Organic Garden at Fire Stations||Sarah Justice
|multiple locations see website||Single Program (mycary.org)|
|Virtual||Mecklenburg||Share Charlotte||9/11 Youth Day of Service - YOUTH! Be a civic leader and take action on 9/11 Day! Volunteer your time and talents - virtually - to serve Charlotte-Mecklenburg on September 11. GenerationNation is partnering with Youth Service America, Corporation for National and Community Service and local organizations to mobilize the power of youth service to honor this moment in our nation’s history. Youth can help transform 9/11 remembrance into a day of unity, empathy, and service as an enduring and positive tribute to the individuals killed and injured, as well as the many who rose in service in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, by serving in their community.||Amy Farrell
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 email@example.com for more information.
Virtual volunteer for Chapel Hill Carrboro Schools.
Volunteer for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Volunteer for Orange County Schools.
Heart Math Tutoring is recruiting tutors to work one-on-one with students on their foundational math skills and confidence. Both in-person and virtual tutoring available.
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