If you are interested in serving your community, there are many volunteer opportunities across North Carolina and various ways to find needs that fit your skill set.
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering helps others AND is good for your health! Those who volunteer about 2 hours a week report positive psychological outcomes and fewer physical limitations than non-volunteers. Volunteering as a child or teen can help teach empathy, strengthen life-skills, and promote connectedness with the community.
How can I find a volunteer opportunity?
There are several ways to find volunteer opportunities in your area:NC 211
- JustServe (all counties)
- All For Good (all counties)
- Volunteer Match (all counties)
- Activate Good (Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, and Orange counties)
- The Volunteer Center (Greensboro)
- Share Charlotte (Charlotte)
- Hands On Triangle (The Triangle)
- Hands On Northwestern NC (Rowan, Forsyth, Davie, and Davidson counties)
- Hands On Asheville-Buncombe (Buncombe county)
- Share Cape Fear (Cape Fear area)
- Volunteer Onslow (Onslow county)
- Volunteer United Forsyth (Forsyth county)
- Volunteer United (Lee county)
How do I choose the right volunteer opportunity?
- Learn what needs are important in your community and how you can best support your neighbors.
- Find an opportunity that matches your skillset and/or would help you learn a new skill.
- Think about your schedule and make sure you’re willing and able to commit to the opportunity you’re interested in.
SOURCES: Volunteer Match, United Way Worldwide