Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Apr. 20, 2013 @ 08:16 AM

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to thank the many volunteers who serve the Durham community!  Not a volunteer yet? Check out these opportunities on www.handsontriangle.org or contact Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

-- George Watts Elementary needs help this Saturday with its annual Carnival and Silent Auction. Ring toss, can-knock-down, bounce houses, face painting! Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/cs2wser.

-- Meet some of our newest neighbors at the CWS-RDU “Communi-Tea”, a women’s tea on immigration! Friday, 3 p.m. at Durham Memorial UMC. WRAL Anchor Renee Chou will emcee. Build relationships with women from around the world.

-- Senior PharmAssist needs a volunteer receptionist to answer the phone at the front desk on Thursdays from 2-5 p.m.

-- Do you have a heart for the environment? Help out at the Haw River Festival held in Saxapahaw May 4. Volunteers are needed to staff the Fracking Info Table, help on shore with canoe rides, staff the Enviroscape Watershed Demo station and set up or break down.

-- Citizen Schools is gearing up for fall 2013. Spend 10 Tuesday or Thursday afternoons with students at Neal Middle School teaching them something that you are interested in.

-- Would you like to help someone feel more comfortable speaking English? Help out on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9 p.m. at Pilgrim UCC in their Bilingual Exchanger program. You do not have to be fluent in Spanish to help.

-- Introduce your children ages 5-12 to the issue of hunger and volunteerism by participating in Kids Day at the Food Bank. Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon. Parents must accompany children.

-- The Mayor’s Award Program is getting ready for school to be out! All 12-18 year-olds in the Triangle who would like to spend at least 100 hours volunteering this summer are eligible. Contact Adrienne Clark at (919) 684-9690.