Area opportunities for volunteer service

Oct. 19, 2013 @ 11:52 AM

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”

-- Sally Koch  

Friday is Make a Difference Day! Find a way to make a difference in someone else’s life!

Check out or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

-- Find out how you can become involved at Urban Ministries of Durham by attending a Volunteer Orientation on Thursday at 9:30 a,m. (410 Liberty Str.)

-- Help Durham Community Land Trustees make home improvements for low to moderate income homeowners by painting, repairing and cleaning on Saturday.

-- Would you like to help transform Oakwood Park into a brand-new playground and park for children and adults? Help is needed Oct. 31 and Nov. 2.

-- Would you and your spouse like to visit with another couple? The Friendly Visitor Program needs a man and woman to visit a senior couple who has limited mobility.  

-- Pitch in and help out at Birchwood Learning Center! Teach life skills or computer skills. Tutor. Help out in the Food Pantry.

-- Do you have administrative skills? Quickbooks? Arc of Durham County and EDGE Training and Placement both need help in their offices.

-- Do you like birthdays and story times? Arts and crafts? Field trips? Help out with special events at Kidzu Children’s Museum on a regular or as needed basis.

-- Prepare a meal at the SECU Family House for guests. Offer a break from vending machine meals, as well as the opportunity to sit down and relax.

-- Teach the basics of personal financial skills and general money management to 4th through 8th grade students using The Money Game in Orange County schools during and after school.