Volunteer opportunities in the area

Feb. 15, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

“The highest test of the civilization of any race is in its willingness to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.”

-- Booker T. Washington   

For more info about the following opportunities, contact Dalia Place at (919) 613-4515 or dalia@thevolunteercenter.org.

-- The Volunteer Center’s next General Volunteer Orientation will be  Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Artspace. Reps from Artspace, Animalkind and PLM Families Together will be there to share how they utilize volunteers. (201 E. Davie St., Raleigh)

-- Find out how you can get involved at Urban Ministries of Durham. Attend the Volunteer Orientation on Feb. 19 from 2-3:30 pm.

-- Do you value UNC TV programming? Help staff the phones on the weekends during Festival 2014. Bring friends or family! The telethon runs from now until March 23. 4 shifts: 7:30-11:30 p.m., 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 2:30-7 p.m., 6-11:30 p.m..

-- Learn how you can be involved in Tour de Cure by attending their Kick-Off on Feb. 20 at Sammy’s Tap and Grill, Raleigh. RSVP by Feb. 19 at http://goo.gl/sakqQT.

-- Be a part of this year’s Clean-Up-a-Thon on Lake Jordan set for March 15 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

-- During your everyday travels or on a special trip just for the task, distribute Walk MS brochures to various retail locations in the Triangle and surrounding areas.

-- Help TABLE with its hunger relief programs. Shifts are Monday and Tuesday nights from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday  10 a.m. – noon 12 and 2:20-4:20 pm.

-- Learn about Guatemalan culture and health issues with Curamericas Global on a trip to Huehuetenango June 8-17.