Volunteer opportunities in the area

Mar. 30, 2013 @ 11:17 AM

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

-- John Holmes

Exercise your heart! Check out ways to volunteer on www.handsontriangle.org or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

-- Find out how you can be a part of helping internationals make their home in Durham. Attend the Volunteer Orientation for CWS-RDU on Monday at 5:30 pm. (112 S. Duke St.)

-- Would you like to tutor students after school? Youth Education for Savings Consortium (YES) is beginning an After-School Tutoring Program at Patterson Recreation Center. (2614 Crest St.)

-- Help put patient packets together at the Paper SLAM for Duke HomeCare & Hospice this Saturday, from 9 a.m. - noon.

-- Do you like kids and have some knowledge of soccer? Help coach elementary-age kids on the first Saturday of each month in the Police Athletic League.

-- Help a teen mother by driving her to DSS or home for an important parent training on April 4, 11 or 18. Drivers are needed at 3 and 5:15 pm to pick up or take home. Contact Nancy at (919) 681-1835.

-- Are you a tech guru? Help out Partners for Youth three-five hours a month. Tasks include website updating and newsletter lay-outs.

-- Do you like to fix things around the house? Be a part of Rebuilding Together of the Triangle’s Weekday Crew and help make house repairs that really change people’s lives.

-- Run a book drive for kids! Book Harvest distributes books around the Triangle to needy kids.   

-- Help out at the Paws4Ever ReSale Store! All proceeds benefit the care and programs for animals.