Area opportunities to volunteer your time

Oct. 12, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”

 -- Horace Mann

Do something to help others by volunteering. Check out www.handsontriangle.org or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

-- Do you live or work near downtown Durham? Join us for the Central Park Community Volunteer Fair, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Durham Center for Senior Life. Ten non-profits will be on hand to talk with you about their volunteer needs. (406 Rigsbee Ave.)

-- Would you and your spouse like to visit with another couple? The Friendly Visitor Program needs a man and woman to visit a senior couple who has limited mobility.  

-- Cooperative Extension needs volunteers to be “Co-op Ambassadors,” directing visitors to parking and co-ops and handing out information Oct. 19. No chicken knowledge necessary.

-- Would you like to help transform Oakwood Park into a brand new playground and park for children and adults? Help is needed Oct. 31 and Nov. 2.

-- The Pumpkin Patch Express is delighting kids at the Museum of Life and Science. Help out by directing people, helping families pick out pumpkins, etc.   

-- Teach the basics of personal financial skills and general money management to 4th through 8th grade students using The Money Game in Orange County schools during and after school.

-- Deliver meals to seniors with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels, Orange Congregations in Ministry or Meals on Wheels of Durham. It only takes about an hour per week to really make a difference.

-- Would you like to support refugee resettlement in the area? Come run “The Race Home” a 5K to benefit CWS-RDU’s immigration and resettlement program on Oct. 19.

-- Everyone knows someone with autism. Help with the Triangle Walk/Run for Autism on Oct. 19.

-- Be a part of the Voices from the Grave Annual Candlelight Cemetery Tour, Oct. 25 and 26, put on by Preservation Chapel Hill. Guides and other volunteer opportunities are available.