Volunteer Opportunities

  • North Forest Pines Elementary Festival

    Our big spring event, Falcon Fest, is happening on Friday, April 19th, and we need middle and high school volunteers to make it a success! This is a fun way to earn community service hours. See the contact information in the sign-up description and contact via text or email with any questions.Falcon Fest Student Volunteer Sign Up 


    10 Night to Shine Prom

    We have a great opportunity for students in high school (ages 16 and up) to earn volunteer community hours.  Parents are invited to volunteer with their students!There are many volunteer roles to choose from for this Prom night experience for people with special needs (ages 14 and up).  We are especially looking for help with setup, tear down and buddies.We are still taking registrations for guests and are in urgent need of additional volunteers to ensure a safe and fun event. Registration.Guests and volunteers can find more information and register using this link. See  flyer for more information.

    Town of Wake Forest Easter Egg Hunt

    The Wake Forest Town sponsored Easter Eggstravaganza is coming up on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, at Joyner Park located at 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest.  The event will be held outside nearby the amphitheater.  Easter Eggstravaganza has become one of our largest and most anticipated events.  It will truly be a fun and engaging experience for all those involved. We will need assistance setting up crafts, operating games, greeting guests, and making sure that everyone has an enjoyable time.  We are looking for responsible volunteers to join us. Please send this opportunity out to your students and let them know pizza will be provided. The hours needed are 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Students can contact me directly. 

    Anyone who is eighteen or older must submit a background screen to volunteer with the Town of Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department. Here is the link to the background check:

    Registration Link

    Once you are cleared, you will receive a secure volunteer card in the mail.  It usually arrives within two weeks. Please bring that card with you when volunteering.

    Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Store in Wake Forest

    Located at: 2109 South Main Street in Wake Forest (across from Walmart and Aldi's) Volunteering is easy. Students can set their own hours for as little or as many as they wish. The store hours are Mon. - Sat. from 9am-7pm. Students 16 years old and older can volunteer without an adult. Students 15 years old and younger must have an adult accompanying while they volunteer. The work mainly consists of straightening racks, hanging up clothes, organizing store items or sweeping the floor.

    Contact: Cameron Stanley at 919.688.9654 ext. 5016

    Hospice Volunteer with Amedisys
    Volunteer to assist with: activities with patients, household activities, administrative or emotional support.
    For more information, see the flyer HERE.

    A Horse Connection, Equine Assisted Therapy
    We are an equine-assisted therapy at a farm in Zebulon. We are looking for volunteers to help us with therapy appointments and potentially group events.  Here is what we are looking for:
    • Available for 3 – 6 hours at a time after school and weekends
    • Able to get transportation to and from the farm
    • Can work outside in various weather conditions (Appointments are canceled in the event of severe weather)
    • Comfortable in a farm setting and willing to get a little dirty
    • Experience with horses is a plus, but not required. 
    • Able to engage with children
    • Professional communication skills
    • Minimum commitment of 30 – 40 hours
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required
    • We will provide the necessary training

    This is a great opportunity to explore the potential of careers in physical and occupational therapy, education, and equine care and management, among others. We are continuously looking for volunteers who would like the horse farm environment, and who have transportation to the farm in Zebulon. We especially need help with horse care, sidewalkers, photo and video support, and social media help. Sidewalkers are the most immediate need. 
    If you are interested, contact Beth Mancini, ewmancini@twc.com or Nancy King at nancy@ahorseconnection.com  

    Shepherd Youth Ranch
    A Christian-based nonprofit providing hope and healing through connections with horses. Learn more about their purpose HERE. Students who are interested in animal science, or have a love of horses, or help kids. There are opportunities for care of horses and barn chores and mentor opportunities. See link HEREThere are demonstrations and tours on set dates. Check their page HERE for updates and details.

    Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
    Click here to see all opportunities & locations:
    You can see dates & register for specific events on the website. Ages 16 & older can volunteer. If you are under age 16, you will need to volunteer with an adult family member.

    Note in the Pocket
    Individual and group volunteer opportunities at their donation center. Host a clothing drive with your organization or neighborhood or participate in the holiday pocket tree. Click HERE for more information.

    Miracle League of the Triangle
    A fun volunteer experience helping individuals with special needs play baseball! 

    Individual or group volunteers are needed.

    When you sign up to volunteer as a group, you commit to a three-hour “Buddy” shift. Buddies work one-on-one with a player, under the direction of coaches and staff, providing guidance, safety, and friendship to the players. This shift will include field training, a free t-shirt, and assisting players during two Miracle League games. No Baseball Experience is Required! We will train you to be great buddies! 

    To volunteer for a shift
    Please email kcoburn@MLTriangle.com with the following information:
    Group’s name
    2 or more possible dates 
    Estimate of your group’s size
    Contact the person for the group, including cell phone number
    The minimum group size is 6 volunteers; the maximum size varies.

    Click HERE to request group dates.

    Hospital Volunteer Information
    Many students want to volunteer in Raleigh area hospitals, so signing up to volunteer is very competitive. To have a chance at a slot, please plan ahead, and turn in your application on the first day applications are due.

    WakeMed Hospitals 

    • Must be at least 16 years old. Students must start at the main Wake Med Hospital in east Raleigh.
    • When to apply - Summer Track - first Monday in April; Fall Track - first Monday in August; Spring Track - first Monday in January.

    Rex Hospital 

    • Ages 14-18, students must have completed their first-year student year of high school.
    • A summer program is also offered. Check the website for application dates 

    UNC Chapel Hill Hospital 

    • Applicants must be 14-19 years old and be at least a freshman in high school.
    • High school applications are accepted January 4 - March 1 (check website to confirm these dates; or until they receive the maximum of 300 applications, whichever comes first). 
    • Many more details at the website above.

     Duke Hospital 

    • Must be 15-18 years of age. 

    Volunteer with the Red Cross
    Students 15 and older can volunteer with the Red Cross at blood drives and collection centers. To volunteer you must fill out an application and receive parent approval. Apply online at this link: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1

    Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity
    Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit agency that has helped to build over one million affordable homes worldwide. In our area there are multiple volunteer possibilities for young people.

    • Youth 16-18 years old, with parent permission, can volunteer on a construction site
    • Youth 14-18, can participate in multiple different activities

    To learn more, visit this link: www.habitatwake.org/volunteer

    Become a Teen Ambassador for Small Hands Big Hearts
    Small Hands Big Hearts is a non-profit organization that helps children get involved in volunteering. They do this through community partnerships and mentoring children to successfully pursue charitable ideas. Teens 13-17 can apply to become a Teen Ambassador, helping children plan and execute volunteer projects. To learn more and apply, visit this link: ​http://www.shbhu.org/getinvolved/membership/

    Rotary Programs for Youth
    Get involved with your local Rotary organization!
    Learn more about RYLA (youth development program) HERE
    Learn more about the Rotary Youth Exchange HERE
    To see all Rotary Programs, click HERE

    FsSeries Races
    Frosty Run, 12/10. https://fsseries.com/event/frosty-run-10k-5k/   
    Farm Gleaning Opportunities:   endhunger.org   This activity is year-round; all registration, etc. handling at this site. 
    Volunteer page: https://endhunger.org/volunteer-roles/

    The Kerr YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with youth sports and the Leader's Club.
    Youth Sports: Click HERE for more information.
    Leader's Club: Click HERE for more information.
    We also need volunteers with a swimming background in our swim lesson programs. We are also in need of volunteers to assist our students with special needs. We are always accepting volunteer application for our Y programs. Visit our YMCA jobs page.