Volunteer opportunities in the area
“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
-- Theodore Roosevelt
Find out where you can volunteer to make things better on www.handsontriangle.org or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.
-- Do you enjoy visiting those who cannot get out? Become a Friendly Visitor for a senior or disabled resident in Durham. Contact Robin Odom at (919) 681-1835
-- Are you interested in science? Find out how you can help out at the Museum of Life and Science. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation Thursday from 2-3 pm. (433 Murray Ave.)
-- The Diaper Bank of NC receives donations of large boxes of diapers. Help them wrap the diapers into smaller units on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Calvary UMC. (304 E. Trinity Ave.)
-- Would you like to do something to commemorate 9/11? Activate Raleigh has projects available in Durham. To check out the needs, go to http://activategood.org/activateraleigh
-- Do you have a special respect for our country's veterans? Help with the Bull City Stand Down Sept. 20. Contact Marsha Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.
-- Summer is almost over, but swimming assistants are still needed. The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation needs help teaching swimming to children with disabilities.
-- TABLE needs volunteers to help with a hunger relief program in Orange County beginning Sept. 15.
-- Are you an amateur photographer with your own camera? The Volunteer Center needs a photographer to take pictures of Mayor’s Award students with Mayor Bell on Sept. 24 and 26 from 5-7 p.m.