Opportunities abound to volunteer

May. 10, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”

-- Barbara De Angelis 

Bless others 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.

-- Do you some extra time in the afternoons? The Salvation Army has a desperate need for volunteers in their after-school program from 3-6 or 7 p.m. Help with homework, read to children, play in the gym or just hang out. Call Tiffany at (919) 688-7306 x112.

-- Do you enjoy art? Be a camp helper with the Durham Arts Council this summer. Deadline for applications is May 16. Contact Janet Bell at (919) 560-2726.

-- Do you have experience with hand drums? Be a part of an interactive group that will work with veterans on Friday morning, May 23.

-- Farmer’s markets are in full swing. Help Farmer Foodshare build a sustainable and local food market by volunteering at one of their many donation stations in the Triangle.

-- Help save the planet by taking in donations for the Scrap Exchange. Hours are flexible.

-- Would you like to help the plight of animals, but you can’t adopt one? Help by being an ambassador for AnimalKind at community events in the area.

-- Give a week this summer to help children with neuromuscular disease, June 7-13, at Camp Hanes north of Winston-Salem. Personal camp counselors to the campers, cabin leaders, assistants to the cabin leaders, activities staff and medical staff are needed.

-- 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.