• Community Service Hours for Broughton High School should be performed for a non-profit agency. Questions? Please contact David Cassady, Assistant Principal for Broughton High School, dcassady2@wcpss.net, 919-856-7810 x23263.

    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:

    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

    Current Community Service Opportunities:


    On-Going Opportunites Throughout the School Year:

    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 new 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 establish the garden by watering, moving soil and installing plants. Workdays are scheduled on Saturdays from 8 to 11 am and Wednesdays 4 pm to 6 pm. We are also in need of other wood working projects.  For information and to sign-up to volunteer, contact Beth Harris, beth@seven-oaks.net, 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.

    Community Service Opportunity at 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. To sign up contact Latisha Bracey, lbracey@5ssl.com, 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 http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1112345638957882069. 

    Assistance League of the Triangle Area. Want to help women and children in the Triangle Area? Assistance League of the Triangle Area [www.altriangle.org] 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: lauretta.holloway@me.com. 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, Barbara.Longobardo@YMCATriangle.org, 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 https://www.aventwest.com/volunteer-info.

    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:  https://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/individual-opportunities.

    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: https://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/ParksRec/Articles/Programs/Volunteer/VolunteerProgram.html.

    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: https://www.secondchancenc.org/volunteer/. 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, www.safehavenforcats.org, for more information and to fill out a volunteer application. Questions? please email volunteer@safehavenforcats.org.

    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: https://tableraleigh.org/volunteer-1/.

    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 opcatnipvolunteer@gmail.com