• Enrichment & Volunteer Opportunities

  • CFNC Pre-College Enrichment Programs: Summer programs, workshops, and other activities that don't show up on your transcript can help set you apart during your admissions and interview process. Many organizations across the state offer fun educational programs for students of all ages. Interest areas in these programs range from Marine Science to Engineering, Music to Writing, American Sign Language to Cake Decorating and many more. You can choose from residential camps to day programs, programs located near home or across the state. You don't want to miss out on these opportunities!

    Website: https://www2.cfnc.org/StudentEnrichment 


    Rex VolunTEEN Program: The UNC REX VolunTEEN Program gives teenagers the opportunity to contribute to the community while exploring a career in the medical environment. The program provides teenagers with practical experience and practice while developing good work habits. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors ages 14-18 may apply. VolunTEEN assignments are based on information provided by teens during the interview process and may include areas such as patient care units, day care, the recovery room, office support assignments and more. Teens whose parents work at UNC REX will be assigned to separate areas to avoid placing parents in a supervisory role.

    Website: https://www.rexhealth.com/rh/volunteer/volunteen-program/ 


    Science Fun for Everyone Teen Volunteering: Do you enjoy working with children? Do you like having FUN? Do you thrive in a FUN and positive environment? And most of all, do you LOVE science? Science Fun For Everyone is always looking for positive and passionate volunteers to help impact our community. We currently have opportunities at our awesome weekday science camps! If you want to help and have fun at the same time, we’d love to have you! Must be age 15 or older. Background check: It is necessary that you pass a background check. Our children’s safety comes first. Formal science training is NOT required.

    Website: https://www.sciencefun.org/volunteer/ 


    WakeMed Junior Volunteering: The goal of this program is to provide hands-on volunteer experience that meets the current needs of the hospital. Each Junior Volunteer at the Raleigh Campus will begin as a Guest Ambassador in order to learn the facility and feel comfortable in the healthcare environment prior to moving into other placement areas of interest. Junior Volunteers are placed at all other facilities according to service needs and availability. To be considered for a Junior Volunteer position, you must be age 16 or older on the date the application portals open. Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital, and North Hospital Junior Volunteer portals will open on the dates listed on the website if there are opportunities for junior volunteers at that location.

    Website: https://www.wakemed.org/volunteer/junior-volunteering 


    Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50: If you have students that are interested in participating in a live television broadcast and/or interested in pursuing broadcast communications as a career over the summer, then this program is for them. The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls and Capitol Broadcasting Company, home of WRAL and Fox 50. Now in our 24th season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of the Durham Bulls games on WRAL Sports Plus, MiLB.com as well as within the ballpark. We also provide highlights for FOX 50 and WRAL newscasts.  We will be limiting the crew to 70 members. Once the 2022 Online Application is completed, we will arrange for an interview and for the applicant to attend a Durham Bulls Game to observe our broadcast for consideration into the program. Regular baseball season runs from Apr. 12 – Sept. 21, 2022. There are 72 home games and we are asking for a minimum of 11-15 games commitment. If you are interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please complete the 2022 Online Application.  Applications are due by March 31, 2022 and must be completed to be considered for membership.


    Summer Conservation Camp Scholarships: Are you looking for a career that gets you outdoors, helping to protect wildlife, waterways, farms and forests? For the first time since the pandemic started in 2020, the annual 2022 Resource Conservation Workshop will be held in person this summer. Wake County’s Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors is looking to sponsor five students to attend this week-long camp, living on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the $550 scholarship to attend the camp, which runs from Sunday, June 26, through Friday, July 1, Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. Only about 100 students are chosen from across the state, with only five spots for Wake County high school students so the application process is highly competitive.

    Website: https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/soil-water-conservation/summer-conservation-camp-scholarships 


    Note in the Pocket Teen Board: Note in the Pocket offers an exciting Student Leadership Program for Wake County High School students. Through this program, students will further develop their leadership skills while learning more about their community. The program includes our Teen Board and Ambassador cohorts. Applications for the 2022-2023 Teen Board cohort are now open and the deadline to apply is April 30. Teen Board students complete a variety of projects including volunteer service, hosting clothing drives and fundraisers, and raising awareness for Note in the Pocket's mission. The Teen Board meets monthly and hears from industry leading guest speakers. Students are put in small groups and work with a mentor to complete their project plans. Students from any high school (including rising 9th graders) in Wake County are invited to apply.

    Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvJLbP0BDTVYsLfey__zvIht6mFHJ3JOEnl-NDjmgveJBZLA/viewform 


    Triangle Uplift Foundation Youth Innovation Summit: A Virtual event on May 18th, 2022 where high school students will learn more about careers in STEM and use Adobe Photoshop to complete a project and show what different opportunities exists in STEM fields. Students should download Adobe Photoshop on May 12, 2022. Note: This software is FREE for 7 days. 

    Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/b68103ad-8405-413c-8692-03fb040c959b/regProcessStep1:48e6552e-99a8-4c91-bd3e-c3ab28ce5e7e?rp=f8675562-c201-401f-90ee-e6eb1d826967 


    NCSU 2022 Main Campus CAALS 3D Summer Research Experience: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in the Creating Awareness of Agriculture and Life Sciences Disciplines, Degrees, and Discoveries (CAALS-3D) program. CAALS-3D provides an opportunity for high school students to experience a college campus atmosphere while conducting a one-week scientific research project.

    Application: https://go.ncsu.edu/caals3d2022 

  • Duke's STAR Program:

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  • QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program:

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  • Virginia Tech Black College Institute for Rising Juniors & Seniors:

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  • Accounting Career Awareness Program:

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  • NC State Study Skills Camp:

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  • FinTech Focus:This is a two-week immersive program to introduce students to the financial sector and computer science. The application is open to all students who are entering college in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. The program is entirely free for accepted students, participants receive a stipend for attending, and will be completely virtual. 

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  • Criminal Justice Fellows Program:

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  • NC State Pre-College Programs:

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  • Pass the Mic Camp:

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  • Places Hiring and Internships:

    City of Raleigh ​- Virtual Internships- ​Entrepreneurship, Finance, Sports-marketing, Health Science ( paid), Camp Counselors, score keepers, front desk, Lifeguards etc.  
    YMCA- ( Internships) Camp Counselors, Front Desk, ​Lifeguards
    DSI- Internship- paid (Intern)- would gain experience in ​designing industrial control systems
    Dicks Sporting Goods- ​Front Desk, Register, Sales consultant 
    Aqua Tech Pool Management- Life Guard, Service Tech: 
    Perfect Fit Jobs- ( Internships) 2 months non-paid, but lead up to paid after 2 months-, Marketing, front desk 
    Mudcats- Ticket Seller, Taker, Clean up Crew, usher, Parking , Usher, Video Production, Cats Crew, Cashers.
    Prestonwood Country Club- Pool​ Staff, Banquet Staff, Golf Cart Staff, Golf Landscape Staff, Fitness Desk Staff
    LP Academy: Summer Day Camp Counselor. Apply here.