Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

  • Community Service Hours for Broughton High School must be performed for a non-profit agency. If you would like to submit a volunteer opportunity for Broughton High School, please contact Amy Merriman at


    Current Community Service Opportunities


    Habitat for Humanity - Old Poole Place


    Ideas for Service Hours

    • Approach a teacher or coach at BHS – many times teachers and coaches will have jobs you can do before and after school or during lunch.
    • Do you belong to a church, mosque, synagogue? All of these organizations are non-profits. Approach the administrative staff and ask if they have volunteer work you can do.
    • Do you still have teachers, staff and coaches at your old elementary and/or middle school you can help? All WCPSS schools are non-profit organizations.
    • Do you live close to a church, synagogue, mosque, public library or school? You can offer to volunteer at any of them for service hours.
    • Other Non-Profit Agencies in the Area include Salvation Army Soup Line, Bargain Box, Cameron Village Library, The Food Bank of NC, Wake Relief at St. Saviours, The Green Chair Project, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Interact, Saving Grace, Step-Up Ministries and many more! 


    On-Going Opportunites Throughout the School Year

    The US-Uganda Orphans Education Fund (UUOEF) is a global partnership between people in the United States and Uganda that aims to provide scholarships for secondary education of children in Uganda, who have been orphaned and are in financial need. We do so by sponsoring each child through all years of secondary school with adequate funds raised within the United States of America. We are seeking student volunteers to help with creating social media and website content, an alumni society organization, and various fundraising projects. Please reach out to Darlene Kamya at or 919-389-8734 with questions. 

    Windsor Point Retirement Home. Many times interacting with young people is a treat for an elderly person residing in a retirement facility.  Grab some friends and come lead a simple craft, deliver a homemade card, bring a special snack or pop by with a gentle pet at Windsor Point's healthcare unit. Ideas are welcome! Hours are flexible and can work with your schedule. To schedule a time, please contact: Julie Ann Martes, Activity Coordinator,, 919-552-4580 ext 215, Windsor Point, 1221 Broad Street, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526.

    Blue Jay Point County Park  has several volunteer events coming up during the Spring semester that would be great Community Service opportunities for high schoolers! A link to the Volunteer Page on our website, where students can sign up for volunteer opportunities online Each student MUST pre-register with us individually online as a volunteer and provide us with a properly completed and signed Volunteer Service Agreement and Release Form (link provided)  at beginning of the volunteer opportunity: Questions? Please contact Kelly Hendrix,

    The Woman’s Club of Raleigh is a non-profit which offers various service opportunities to the community at large and specifically to the students throughout Wake County through grants and scholarships. We need volunteers on an ongoing basis: 2 students on the 4th Tuesday of each month January-May @3:30 for setting up for board meetings. To sign-up, please contact Lynn Wiss @ or text (preferably) or call 908-783-3855.

    The Women’s Center Garden. The Women’s Center is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides life-saving basic needs and services and programs to women experiencing trauma, abuse, mental illness and homelessness. The Garden not only provides fresh produce for meals at the center, but it donates a portion of the harvests to local food banks as well. The Garden also provides therapy and job skills and training for its clients. The Women’s Center Garden is located behind the Alexander YMCA off Hillsborough Street. The official address is 214 Park Avenue. Depending on the season, volunteers are needed for weeding, digging, planting, and watering. If you are interested in volunteering at The Women’s Center Garden, please contact Georgia Brown at

    Community Hope is an academically structured mentoring and literacy program that addresses the individual learning needs and holistic growth of students living in under resourced communities in Raleigh.  The Community Hope Mentoring program matches a volunteer mentor (ages 16+) with a child.  Our mentors meet with their students once a week throughout the traditional school year. Through this one-on-one mentoring relationship, students receive support, affirmation, and guidance from a positive role model to encourage their personal character development and academic success. With your help, students can gain more than one grade level of literacy proficiency each year as well as an expanded vision for their future. For more information about how to volunteer, contact Kelsey Swift at 919-582-2223 ext.2223. 

    The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Since opening our doors in 1988, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill has provided a “home-away-from-home” for more than 40,000 families of ill or injured children, who must travel to our area for specialized medical care. When a family checks in to the House, they will find a private hotel-style room awaiting them, two large kitchens stocked with all the basics along with a home-cooked dinner each evening, laundry facilities, indoor and outdoor play spaces, free transportation to the hospital and most importantly—they will feel the tangible support of the North Carolina community surrounding them. Kids Helping Kids is a program designed to allow our youngest supporters to learn about the challenges some of their peers may be experiencing and allow them to make a direct impact on children who must travel far from home for life-changing treatment. Students must be accompanied by an to volunteer. To sign up as a student volunteer, please visit the following link:

    Swim for Life Volunteer Instructors – Alexander Family YMCA At the Y we believe swimming is a life skill and all children and adults should have access to water safety classes and basic swim lessons. Swim for Life offers a week of free swim lessons each quarter for children and adults based on income qualifications. To register as a volunteer and for more information, visit:  Swim for Life.

    Beeloved Community Garden The Beeloved Community Garden is located at 2506 Vanderbilt Street in Raleigh. The garden is a project of West Raleigh Presbyterian Church with a focus on providing forage for pollinators and a place for all community members to gather and enjoy nature. We are in need of volunteers to help us prune and maintain the garden. Workdays are scheduled on first Saturdays from 8 to 11 am . For information and to sign-up to volunteer, contact Beth Harris,, or 919-561-3612.

    Helping Hands Mission Volunteers needed to sort clothes and with other tasks for the Helping Hands Mission Thrift Store, 623 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh. 16 years and older walk-ins are welcome! The hours are 9:30am – 9:00pm Monday – Saturday and 1:30pm – 7:00pm on Sundays. Questions? Sylvia Wiggins, 919-829-8048.

    Lacy Elementary School Do you enjoy yard work? Ms. Crane, Assistant Principal at Lacy, is looking for some students to assist with grounds work, including pulling weeds and grounds clean up. To sign up, contact Ms. Crane at 919-881-4920 ext. 23381.

    Morningside of Raleigh always give seniors more, and right now, we’re looking for student volunteers to add even more to our resident’s lives. Join our shining star volunteer program! Visit with residents, assist with activity programs, read to and lead games with residents and also deliver mail and gifts to our residents. When the community has big events, we could use a hand with the set up. This organization is a for-profit organization but the hours will qualify for BHS service hours. To sign up contact Latisha Bracey,, 919-828-5557.

    The Green Chair Project Looking for flexible after-school service hours in a place of encouragement and hope?  Help local families transitioning from homelessness at The Green Chair Project.  Sign up online whenever you need hours (open Tues-Fri, 10-5).  No experience necessary ---greet visitors, process donations, or help with Front Desk closing duties.  Only a 7 minute drive from BHS or take the Go Raleigh bus to the Greyhound stop on Capital Boulevard (Green Chair is across the street, next to the Salvation Army). For orientation information and to sign up, go to 

    Assistance League of the Triangle Area Want to help women and children in the Triangle Area? Assistance League of the Triangle Area [] is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and children through several programs including Operation School Bell* which gives new clothing and school supplies to school children. The A-Z Thrift Shop, our primary source of funds, needs volunteers to assist with picking up/delivering furniture and household items to our shop year round on Mondays between 9:30am-12:30pm and some Sunday afternoons. If interested in volunteering, please contact the coordinator via email: All volunteers receive documentation of hours served. 

    First Baptist Clothing Ministry First Baptist Church needs student volunteers to sort and organize clothes in their clothing closet. They are located at 99 South Salisbury Street in Raleigh. Please call Cindy Jones, 919-302-4811, to sign up to volunteer.

    Alexander Family YMCA The Access Desk is the first contact our members have with the Alexander Family YMCA when they visit. Volunteers welcome members in an eager, warm and hospitable manner as they scan their card to access the facility, choose a locker and receive a towel. Please use the Access Desk Assistant - Alexander Family YMCA link to create your volunteer account.  Please contact Barbara Longobardo,, once you have set up your volunteer profile and she will schedule a time for your volunteer interview. 

    Avent West Children's Mentoring Program Tutors needed for students in the Aventwest Community near NC State. Consider volunteering one afternoon a week for one hour to help students with homework and basic skills. For more information, visit

    Marbles Kids Museum A fun place to volunteer!  Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Marbles serves a diverse population of families, school groups and community organizations with dozens of themed exhibits, summer camps, IMAX documentary and feature films and special events year-round. Student volunteers for regular volunteer opportunities during the school year must be at least 16 years old. To register as a volunteer and for for more information, visit:

    City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Join Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department's Volunteer Program. You are invited to make a difference in your community by volunteering for a park project, athletic team, special event or Adopt-A-Park program. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, students, and businesses to contribute to our quality programs and facilities. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information:

    Second Chance Pet Adoptions We at Second Chance simply couldn’t do what we do without the dedicated support of our incredible team of volunteers. From cleaning cat rooms and washing dogs to fostering special needs animals, our volunteers embody the heart and soul of the Second Chance mission. For volunteer information, please visit: Located at 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133, Raleigh, 27606.

    NC Food Bank Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Food Bank’s mission. Every day. Food Bank volunteers are making a tangible contribution to our communities. Last year, Food Bank volunteers gave a record breaking 253,567 hours of their time. This is equivalent to 122 full-time employees – literally doubling the size of our staff! Volunteers are vital to ensuring nutritious food reaches nearly 630,000 individuals living in food-insecure households each year. Volunteers must be accompanied by an adult until they are 18 years old. To sign-up, please use the following link: Food Bank.

    Activate Good recruits and connects volunteers to hundreds of nonprofits and schools around the Triangle, but did you know that Activate Good also relies on amazing volunteers to sustain and progress our mission of making the Triangle #1 in volunteerism in the nation? If you believe in the power of volunteerism to transform our community, and want to be a part of helping this dream succeed, check out some ways you can volunteer for Activate Good: Activate Good Volunteer Opportunities.

    Safe Haven for Cats Do you love cats? Become involved with a great organization for fostering and adopting cats! The minimum age to register as an adult volunteer is 16.  Our biggest need is on our shelter cleaning team, which is every day of the week from 9am-11am, including Saturdays and Sundays. We also have other volunteer opportunities. Please visit our website,, for more information and to fill out a volunteer application. Questions? please email

    A Place at the Table is a welcoming and inviting space that provides an opportunity for all people to come and experience conversation and community while enjoying an excellent, fresh and healthy meal. The restaurant provides a “pay what you can” model and offers diners several opportunities of payment to help “pay it forward” to pay for meals for those who cannot afford one. Volunteers for the organization deliver food to tables, clean up the tables, and other tasks assigned by management. To sign-up, visit:

    Operation Catnip We are an animal welfare organization that specializes in a monthly clinic that sterilizes and vaccinates community (feral and stray) cats.  The volunteer positions students would fill would involve no direct contact with the animals.  We are looking for students who are interested in learning how to humanely trap a cat and, if they drive, and are comfortable, transport cats to and from clinic. They would be instructed on the best practices for transport.  The students would have direct support at all times. Volunteer opportunities at clinic are on a first come, first served basis.  We have between 6 and 8 spaces a month for non-rabies vaccinated volunteers that help in the trap room and the recovery room.  Set up is usually scheduled the Saturday before a clinic and is from 9 to 11.  Clinic starts at 8 am the following Sunday.  Clinic clean up starts between 11:30 and noon the day of clinic. If anyone would be interested in volunteering with us, they may send an email to