Volunteer Notes, Sept. 11

September 7, 2013 

Activate Raleigh Day

The second Activate Raleigh Day of Service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, throughout Raleigh and the Triangle. More than 1,500 volunteers are needed to work on 40 service projects in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedies.

Projects will include blood donations, home improvements, beautifying schools and education centers, public art installations and environmental protection. To participate as a group or company, call 919-578-2280 or email volunteer@activategood.org. Individuals can register at www.activategood.org.

Big sweep

Wake County Big Sweep will hold a cleanup day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh.

Volunteers can register at 919-831-1960. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring gloves, a hat and a water bottle.

Wine, Women and Shoes

Volunteers are needed for Wine, Women and Shoes, a charity event that benefits Communities In Schools of North Carolina. The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh.

Volunteers are needed to help with the fashion show, copy writing, social media and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.cisnc.org.

International Festival

Volunteers are needed for poster distribution and outreach for the International Festival of Raleigh Oct. 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

For more information, visit www.internationalfestival.org.

City of Oaks Marathon

The sixth annual City of Oaks Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 3, seeks volunteers to monitor the course, distribute race packets and help with setup and tear-down. All volunteers will receive a marathon T-shirt. For more information, visit www.cityofoaksmarathon.com/volunteers. To volunteer, email volunteer@cityofoaksmarathon.com.

ESL volunteers

The English as a Second Language program seeks volunteers to teach ESL classes, help with office work and program promotion. Knowledge of another language is not required to participate. For more information, contact the program office at 919-996-6844 or email the volunteer coordinator at eslvolunteercoordinator@raleighnc.gov.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wake County seeks volunteers to help during training and competitive events. Volunteers assist as event officials, athlete escorts, coaches, award presenters and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.raleighnc.gov or call Recreation Program Manager Brian Philpot at 919-996-2111.

Garden work

Volunteers 16 and older are needed for the Deadheaders Program at Raleigh Rose Garden, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Volunteers adopt rose beds and deadhead weekly. For more information or to volunteer, contact Cindy Trumbower at 919-996-3292 or cindy.trumbower@raleighnc.gov.

Calvin’s Paws

Calvin’s Paws, a nonprofit organization focused on the rescue and adoption of cats and dogs, is seeking volunteers. Volunteers are needed for animal transport, adoption counseling, and administrative and fundraising activities. Foster homes and donations are also needed. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.calvinspaws.org.

Hands on Triangle

For more information about these opportunities and other ways to volunteer, visit www.handsontriangle.org or call Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

Senior assistance – Help the Activity Director at the UniHealth Post-Acute Care Facility, 2420 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer as a member of the Hospitality Team or help build or deconstruct homes.

Crisis Center – Answer phones, conduct interviews and lend a caring ear at the Crisis Center at North Raleigh Ministries, 9650 Strickland Road, Raleigh.

WF guest services

Wake Forest seeks volunteers to work at the guest services desk in the lobby of town hall. Duties will include greeting visitors on the phone and in person, and directing them to their destination. Volunteers are expected to work two three-hour shifts per month. Volunteers must attend an orientation to learn about guest desk responsibilities, participate in a tour of town hall and submit a background check form. To apply, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/volunteer.aspx or pick up a form at 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For more information, contact Jannie Chaffin at 919-435-9467 or jchaffin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle seeks volunteers for a range of activities. Get your hands dirty at the teaching farm, deliver food to people in need, or lead cooking classes and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.foodshuttle.org.

Foster homes for cats

Snowflake Animal Rescue, a nonprofit group, is seeking foster homes for cats in need. For more information, go to www.snowflakerescue.org or call 919-990-2478.

Second Chance pet rescue

Second Chance Pet Adoptions seeks volunteers to assist at its no-kill shelter. Clean cat rooms, wash dogs and offer foster care. For more information, visit www.secondchancenc.org or call 919-851-8404.

Greenway patrol

The Raleigh City Council has approved a volunteer program for residents interested in patrolling greenways. The program is designed to promote greenway courtesy and safety, provide information to the public and summon aid for greenway users. To sign up, email the Raleigh Police Department at rpdvolunteer@raleighnc.gov. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Carolinas chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and events. For more information, call 919-845-2155 or visit www.cff.org/Chapters/carolinas.

Dogs, cats and rabbits

The SPCA of Wake County needs volunteers for various activities at adoption centers and events. Help with kittens, puppies and rabbits. For more information, visit www.spcawake.org.

Drivers needed

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is looking for volunteers to drive seniors to appointments, approximately 4-8 hours per month. Call 919-460-0567 or visit www.volunteercaregiving.org for more information or to volunteer.

Teen court

The Capital Area Teen Court hears real cases involving youths ages 9-18. Teenagers ages 9-18 act as defense and prosecuting attorneys, bailiffs, court clerks and jurors. Middle or high school students in Wake County are eligible to volunteer for the sessions. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.capitalareateencourt.org.

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