Opportunities to volunteer in the area
Charles Dickens said, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Check out opportunities for giving your time and resources at www.handsontriangle.org or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.
-- Do you love animals? Join Vets to Vets United who take animals to visit veterans in the Triangle who are in transitional housing facilities.
-- Durham Parks and Rec is already preparing for their annual Kwanzaa Celebration, Dec. 30, at the Holton Career and Resource Center. Pitch in and help with the set-up, parking, crafts, and kids’ activities. Contact Mal Atkinson at (919) 560-4355.
-- Put feet to that New Year’s Resolution! Help with the Resolution Ride put on by the American Diabetes Association on Jan. 1. Contact Brooke at (919) 783-7838.
-- Assist the Salvation Army in sorting and distributing coats for children Jan. 3-11 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Contact Robin at (919) 688-7306.
-- Pitch in and help with the Lions’ Literacy Lair at Glenn Elementary School. Attend a training session on Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. at the school.
-- 2013 brings a new session of Citizen School at Neal Middle School. Share your hobby or passion with a crew of middle schoolers afterschool one day a week. The program begins Jan 22.
-- Do you like planning events? Veterans Helping Veterans needs a volunteer event coordinator.
-- Help Clean Energy Durham with fund raising so they can do more to raise awareness about sustainability and conservation.
-- The Achievement Academy of Durham needs GED tutors for motivated students. Attend their Third Thursday Info Session on Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. and learn about the program.