Volunteer opportunities in the area

Aug. 03, 2013 @ 11:28 AM

“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.

-- William Arthur Ward 

Achieve a more abundant life by checking out where you can serve on www.handsontriangle.org or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

-- Do you like to attend the Wake County Speedway? Cornucopia Cancer Support Center is receiving the proceeds from a 50/50 tickets sale at the speedway this Friday, but they need volunteers willing to sell tickets for a shift of two hours at the race. Call Will at (919) 401-9333.

-- New Volunteer Orientation for the Museum of Life and Science is Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

-- Help teach someone to read! Attend a Volunteer Orientation for the Durham Literacy Center on any of these days: Wednesday, Thursday or Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

-- Help the Museum of Life and Science celebrate Engineer’s Week Saturday. Volunteers will join professional engineers and students from all over the Triangle for a day of interactive experiments. Demonstrate the latest techie toys and activities designed to offer hands-on experiences.

-- The American Red Cross needs drivers to transport folks to doctor appointments who have no other means of transportation. Volunteers drive Red Cross vehicles and are in touch via walkie-talkie with a dispatcher.

-- Help sort and bag food for needy seniors at the Durham Center for Senior Life. Volunteers are needed every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for a shift of two hours.

-- Do you have an interest in the arts? Arts for Life operates at Duke Children’s Hospital. Teach classes or help in behind-the-scene ways.

-- Do you enjoy history? Help organize and plan the Voices from the Grave Cemetery Tour scheduled Oct. 25-26. Help with promotional materials, ticket sales, rehearsals, and guide training.