Volunteer opportunities in the area

May. 03, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

“It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action. 

-- Al Batt 

Take action by volunteering. Check out these opportunities on www.handsontriangle.org or contact Dalia Place for more details at (919) 613-4515 or dalia@thevolunteercenter.org.

-- How can you help refugees settling in the area? Attend a Volunteer Orientation for CWS on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at their office at 112 S. Duke St.

-- Help provide childcare for the Incredible Years Program on Mon. or Wed. from 5:30-8 p.m.

-- Help teens so they don’t drop out of school between now and June. Tutor from 3:30-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday with the Achievement Academy.

-- Find out what students do after school through Citizens Schools by attending a WOW event May 6 at Lowe’s Grove Middle and May 8 at  Neal Middle, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

-- All elementary, middle and high schools will need proctors for end-of-grade tests beginning in mid-May. Give a few hours to serve our local teachers and students. Call any school near you for more details. For Carrington Middle School, contact Susan at susan.eisenson@dpsnc.net.

-- Help stop diabetes! Volunteer with the Tour de Cure coming up May 16-17, starting and finishing in Cary. Contact David Wood at 630-740-3965 or wdw1966@gmail.com

-- Give a week this summer to help children with neuromuscular disease, June 7-13, at Camp Hanes north of Winston-Salem. Personal camp counselors to the campers, cabin leaders, assistants to the cabin leaders, activities staff, and medical staff.

-- As crops come in with the warm weather, volunteer with the Veggie Van in different locations on Thursday or Friday.