Opportunities to volunteer in the area

May. 17, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

-- John F. Kennedy  

Find purpose through volunteering. Check out these opportunities on www.handsontriangle.org or contact Dalia Place for more details at (919) 613-4515 or dalia@thevolunteercenter.org.

-- All elementary, middle and high schools will need proctors for end-of-grade tests beginning in mid-May. Give a few hours to serve our local teachers and students. Call any school near you for more details.

-- Help mentor students working for the city June 23-July 25 this summer through LinkAbility. Make a difference in the lives of 6 teens hoping to improve their prospects for life!

-- Would you like to improve our community? Apply to serve on one of the 43 advisory boards of Durham County.

-- Do you have experience with hand drums or a drum circle? MusicianCorps is partnering with the Durham Veterans Administration to engage residents of the VA Community Living Center on May 23 at 9:30 a.m.

-- Do you enjoy administrative projects? Volunteer your skills at DERC, The Land Loss Prevention Project, Durham Community Land Trustees or the Center for Child and Family Health.

-- Are you a patient person? Help the Durham Center for Senior Life provide meaningful activities for their Adult Day Health Program and make friends with these lovely seniors. 

-- Are you an amateur photographer? Durham County Cooperative Extension is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Help us document this special occasion.

-- Do you enjoy talking with people from all walks of life? Can you assess a person's needs? Become an interviewer for the InterFaith Council for Social Services.

-- The Compass Center has weekly support groups for victims of domestic violence. In order for these women to attend they must bring their children. Help provide child care during this special times.

-- Do you value historic homes in Orange County? Help Preservation Chapel Hill prepare and distribute mailings and flyers connected to membership, marketing, and fundraising efforts.