Activate Good News: Announcing Richard Averitte as our new Board Chair

Activate Good News: Announcing Richard Averitte as our new Board Chair

When I think of Activate Good, I am reminded of a quote from the late N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano: “Every single day, in every walk of life, ordinary people do extraordinary things.”  Activate Good welcomes Richard Averitte as Chairman of our Board of Directors.  Richard succeeds Charlie Chrisawn, who served as Activate Good’s …

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Brandi Excels From Data to Trees (and more)

Exciting opportunities await when you sign up to be an Activate Good volunteer. Brandi Ray, a volunteer for We Plant It Forward, took an unexpected volunteer journey. Her story is a testament to how an adventurous nature mixed with tenacity can lead to a rewarding experience. While browsing for volunteer opportunities on Activate Good, a …

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Nat. Inclusion Project Pro Hero Volunteer Amanda Owens

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. “They are no different than any other kid; they love to play, and learn, and just have fun. Why stop them? Join them.” -Amanda “Bubbly Inker” Owens, 2016 Pro Hero with the National …

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Volunteer Teresa Nichols Revamps Social Media Strategy

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. One of the biggest challenges a nonprofit can face is effective yet cost-efficient outreach to the public, supporters, and those they serve. However, in the face of rapid technological advancement in past years, …

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Jacquelyn Blades, TROSA Volunteer DIY Furniture Repair

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. As you may remember from an earlier 2016 Pro Heroes post, TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) is a multi-year residential program providing treatment, vocational training, education, counseling, mentoring, leadership training, and …

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Volunteer Denise Leerkes’ Pro Skills Help Benevolence Farm

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Pro Hero, Denise Leerkes, (aka: HR Wonder Woman) is volunteering her human resources skills to help the North Carolina nonprofit, Benevolence Farm. About Pro Hero Volunteer, Denise Leerkes Using her professional skills, Pro Hero …

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Tara Konya, Melinda Knowles Volunteer for TROSA, Inc.

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Dynamic duo Merchandising Maven and Space Lifter – also known as Tara Konya and Melinda Knowles, respectively – are using their retail know-how to positively boost operations for TROSA, Inc.’s thrift store. “I’m …

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Volunteer Jackie Podger’s Planning Skills Lend A Helping Hand

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Pro Hero, Jackie Podger (aka: Mrs. Volunteer) is truly lending “a helping hand” to assist a worthy Triangle nonprofit. Our Pro Hero is volunteering her planning skills to support A Helping Hand, in their mission …

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Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment

Looking for volunteer opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, or around the Triangle? See our up-to-date list of needs from hundreds of local nonprofits. Since the recession of 2008, the entire state of North Carolina has been exempt from a federal law requiring that able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) work or volunteer at least 20 hours a week …

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Jeanne Allen Helps Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem Focus Their Future

Pro Hero, Jeanne Allen, otherwise known as “Jumping Jive Jeanne,” is volunteering her strategic super-skills to help Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem with Board Development. About Pro Hero, Jeanne Allen With over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Jeanne has taken on a variety of management and staff positions including Instructor/Manager in …

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