Opportunities to volunteer to help area non-profits

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

"The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors." 

-- Samuel Smiles

Find someone to help this week by checking out opportunities on www.handsontriangle.org! Contact Lenore for more details at Lenore@thevolunteercenter.org or  (919) 613-4515.


-- Find out how you can get involved by attending a General Volunteer Orientation at the Volunteer Center on Aug. 27 at 5:30. (700 W. Main St.)

-- School starts this week! Help stock the shelves and check teachers out who are getting school supplies at Crayons2Calculators on Monday and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.

-- Would you like to help students whose families speak Spanish at home? LEAP tutors meet with a student on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to help them improve their reading and writing skills. Tutors are not expected to speak Spanish. 

-- Would you like to be a docent at Duke Gardens? Training is scheduled for Sept. 2, 10 and 11 from 9 a.m.-noon.

-- Do you enjoy Central Park? Pitch in and help with the Fall Workday planned for Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the foot of the steps on Roney Street.

-- Light the Night Walk is an evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer. Volunteers are needed Sept. 20 between 1:30-10 p.m. Help with set-up, registration, the route, the Wellness Village, the Fun Zone and much more.

-- Do you enjoy learning folk tales from other countries? Are you good at editing? StoriesWork needs a panel of 4 people to edit and research international folk stories for its story bank. 

-- Consider being a Big Sib or Friendly Visitor for a child or senior in Durham. Contact John at (919) 681-1835.