Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer

Alecia has been been one of our volunteer bloggers this year! Learn about how she was inspired to start volunteering! “There’s something about helping people that makes me appreciate the beauty of humanity. As a child, this was something I gravitated to instinctually.  As an elementary school student, my dad and I volunteered through our …

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And the Rest was History … A Volunteer Story

We always say here at Activate Good that one of our favorite things about volunteering (besides making an impact in the community, of course!) is the opportunity to meet people that share your passion for making a difference. When we heard about how Laura and Kat’s volunteer experience led to a spontaneous international girl’s trip, …

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A Passion for Education – A Volunteer Story

“I am motivated by service. I believe that people are good and want to be successful.” -Patrick Shearon-     Patrick shared with us his account of how he found a way to use his talents and passion to give back to the community with the help of Activate Good. Read on to find out …

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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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Ruth Peebles Bolsters Band Together

President and founder of the INS group, Ruth Peebles, joins our 2015 Activate Good Pro Heroes program line up as “The Innovative Solutioner”. No stranger to the local nonprofit community, Ruth is using her skills and volunteering to bolster Band Together‘s grant writing strategy. About Band Together Band Together’s tagline says it all: “Raise funds. …

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Volunteers Create A Winter Wonderland At AnimalKind’s ReTails Thrift Shop

On a crisp, cold Saturday morning, fourteen Activate Good volunteers met at ReTails Thrift Shop to work on a new project: decorating the window displays of the store. The ReTails Thrift Shop is owned and operated by Triangle nonprofit, AnimalKind, and volunteers were asked to create a winter wonderland display using snow-themed craft projects along with items …

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Celebrating By Doing Good: Veronica’s Volunteer Birthday Party

As the Volunteer Coordinator here at Activate Good, I have been fortunate to receive many positive messages via email about:

  • Eye-opening volunteer experiences
  • Gratitude from nonprofit partners when volunteers tackled much needed projects
  • Messages from parents seeking ways to show their children what volunteering means
  • Educators planning ways for their students to take on service learning
  • Businesses wishing to donate to a number of causes and plan meaningful days of service for their staff
  • Churches wishing to engage their congregations in hands-on efforts,
  • And more!

These messages are one of the top reasons I do what I do.  At the end of the day, it is uplifting to be surrounded by Do-Gooders, and I am so proud of the volume of dedicated volunteers in the Triangle and the many ways that they choose to give back in an effort to better our community.

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Lisa Jeffries: Using Skills to Help Transitions LifeCare

Many young professionals embrace volunteerism. However, many are often frustrated because they don’t have the opportunity to help nonprofits as they did in high school or college. Some may feel unable to make monetary donations or lack the flexibility in their schedule to donate time for general activities. But utilizing their unique skills to help …

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Home Away from Home: Ronald McDonald House of Durham

For 34 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has been providing a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Their vision is to offer love, share comfort, inspire community and sustain hope by giving families a place to stay when their child is being treated in a nearby hospital. Accommodating Families in …

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