Area opportunities to volunteer

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 01:35 PM

“Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”

-- William Arthur Ward 

Find out where you can volunteer and make this a better community on or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

-- Are you an amateur photographer? Help out with this year’s Tomorrow’s Community Leaders Ceremony on Sept. 30 and celebrate the accomplishments of our youth. Contact Adrienne Clark at (919) 684-9690.

-- We’re all looking forward to CenterFest 2013. If you would like to help out, sign up at

-- Learn about how you can be involved with Urban Ministries of Durham. Attend a Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday 18, at 5:30 pm. (410 Liberty St.)

-- Do you have a special respect for our country's veterans? Help with the Bull City Stand Down on Friday. Contact Marsha Harris at to find out how you can help.  

-- Volunteers are needed to staff venues, provide logistical assistance, document events, and more at the 2013 Statewide Folklife Festival Sept. 28 in Carrboro.

-- Project Homeless Connect, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is a one-day, one-stop center to provide services for people who are homeless. All kinds of skills and abilities are needed.

-- Project Connect Orange County, Oct. 10, is a one-day, one-stop center that connects people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness with a broad range of services, such as housing, employment, health and dental care, mental health care, and more. New Volunteers must attend one orientation session: Oct. 3, noon - 1 p.m., Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. or Oct. 8, 7- 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Ministry Center, 300 E. Rosemary St.

-- Become a Boomerang Tutor. Students need help to remain on-task, a one-on-one tutor can make a big difference! Help out between the hours of 9-11 a.m., Monday-Friday once a month, once a week or more.