Volunteer opportunities in the area

Jul. 13, 2013 @ 01:32 PM

“Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.”

 --Carrie Catt 

Volunteers get as much out of serving as the clients they serve. Check out where you can serve on www.handsontriangle.org or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

-- If you’re not sure where to start, attend a General Volunteer Orientation July 29, from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Representatives from the American Red Cross, Citizen Schools, Durham First In Families, Emily K Center and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be on hand.

-- Are you a frequent attender of farmers’ markets? Help staff a Donation Station at one of the area farmers’ markets for Farmer Foodshare.

-- Do you like to visit others and put a smile on their face? Become a Friendly Visitor for a senior or disabled person for the Volunteer Center. Contact Robin at (919) 681-1835.

-- Help teen parents as they struggle to find their way. Become an Adolescent Parenting Program Mentor. Contact Robin at (919) 681-1835.

-- Do you have a few hours to help prepare diapers for giving away? The Diaper Bank of NC needs volunteers on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Watts Baptist Church, 800 Watts Street.

-- Help move a family from homelessness to home. Housing for New Hope needs strong backs to help move furniture into aparttments.

-- Help refurbish computers to be given to needy students. Participate in the next Mini-Geek-a-Thon Saturday. Shifts are from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.

-- Would you like to do something extremely valuable in helping United Way of the Greater Triangle achieve its mission? Become a Workplace Relations Associate and work with 10-20 accounts for 14 weeks.