Volunteer Notes: Nov. 6

November 4, 2013 

Volunteers needed

Comfort Zone is seeking 65-80 volunteers for a three-day weekend bereavement camp program that will be held at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest on March 28-30, 2014. The program will serve children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or guardian. For more information, call 804-337-3430 ext. 208.

W-F guest services

Wake Forest seeks volunteers to work at the guest services desk in the lobby of town hall. Duties will include greeting visitors on the phone and in person and directing them to their destination. Volunteers are expected to work two three-hour shifts per month. Volunteers must attend an orientation to learn about guest desk responsibilities, participate in a tour of town hall and submit a background check form. To apply, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/volunteer.aspx or pick up a form at 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For more information, contact Jannie Chaffin at 919-435-9467 or jchaffin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle seeks volunteers for a range of activities. Get your hands dirty at the teaching farm, deliver food to people in need or lead cooking classes and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.foodshuttle.org.

ESL volunteers

The English as a Second Language program seeks volunteers to teach ESL classes, help with office work and program promotion. Knowledge of another language is not required to participate. For more information, contact the program office at 919-996-6844 or email the volunteer coordinator at eslvolunteercoordinator@raleighnc.gov.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wake County seeks volunteers to help during training and competitive events. Volunteers assist as event officials, athlete escorts, coaches, award presenters and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.raleighnc.gov or call Recreation Program Manager Brian Philpot at 919-996-2111.

Garden work

Volunteers 16 and older are needed for the Deadheaders Program at Raleigh Rose Garden, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Volunteers adopt rose beds and deadhead weekly. For more information or to volunteer, contact Cindy Trumbower at 919-996-3292 or cindy.trumbower@raleighnc.gov.

Calvin’s Paws

Calvin’s Paws, a nonprofit organization focused on the rescue and adoption of cats and dogs, is seeking volunteers. Volunteers are needed for animal transport, adoption counseling, and administrative and fundraising activities. Foster homes and donations are also needed. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.calvinspaws.org.

Hands on Triangle

For more information about these opportunities and other ways to volunteer, visit www.handsontriangle.org or call Lynn Odom at 919-613-5105.

Senior assistance – Help the Activity Director at the UniHealth Post-Acute Care Facility, 2420 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer as a member of the Hospitality Team or help build or deconstruct homes.

Crisis Center – Answer phones, conduct interviews and lend a caring ear at the Crisis Center at North Raleigh Ministries, 9650 Strickland Road, Raleigh.

Foster homes for cats

Snowflake Animal Rescue, a nonprofit group, is seeking foster homes for cats in need. For more information, go to www.snowflakerescue.org or call 919-990-2478.

Second Chance pet rescue

Second Chance Pet Adoptions seeks volunteers to assist at its no-kill shelter. Clean cat rooms, wash dogs and offer foster care. For more information, visit www.secondchancenc.org or call 919-851-8404.

Greenway patrol

The Raleigh City Council has approved a volunteer program for residents interested in patrolling greenways. The program is designed to promote greenway courtesy and safety, provide information to the public and summon aid for greenway users. To sign up, email the Raleigh Police Department at rpdvolunteer@raleighnc.gov. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Carolinas chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and events. For more information, call 919-845-2155 or visit www.cff.org/Chapters/carolinas.

Dogs, cats and rabbits

The SPCA of Wake County needs volunteers for various activities at adoption centers and events. Help with kittens, puppies and rabbits. For more information, visit www.spcawake.org.

Drivers needed

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is looking for volunteers to drive seniors to appointments, four to eight hours per month. Call 919-460-0567 or visit www.volunteercaregiving.org for more information or to volunteer.

Teen court

The Capital Area Teen Court hears real cases involving youths ages 9-18. Youths ages 9-18 act as defense and prosecuting attorneys, bailiffs, court clerks and jurors. Middle- or high-school students in Wake County are eligible to volunteer for the sessions. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.capitalareateencourt.org.

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