Volunteer Notes: Jan. 12

January 11, 2014 

Bereavement camp

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. 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.

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 seeks volunteers to help with fundraising and events. For more information, call 919-845-2155 or visit www.cff.org/Chapters/carolinas.

SPCA of Wake County

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

Drivers needed

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving needs 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. 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.

Hospice volunteers needed

Liberty Home Care & Hospice is seeking volunteers to help care for its residents. For more information, visit www.libertyhomecare.com.

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 session, 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 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. 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.

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.

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