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