Plan to Do Good in 2018?

Get started with these 10 Triangle volunteer opportunities!

Plan to Do Good in 2018?

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to volunteer more, then this is a great place to start. We’ve filtered out all the January volunteer opportunities posted on and placed them here for your convenience!

Please click on the links below for more information about each opportunity and to complete your registration.

Brave the Cold, Spread Some Warmth


An example of a High Tunnel. Photo:

Maintain a Healthy Hub Farm (Durham, THIS WEEKEND)
The Durham Public School Hub Farm’s monthly Workday is scheduled for this Saturday – January 6th! Volunteers age 8+ with supervision are welcome. Non-student volunteers must complete the DPS online volunteer application at home before attending.

Get Hands-On with a High Tunnel (Raleigh)
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Teaching Farm is growing, and they’re getting high tunnels! Volunteers age 18+ with a flexible January schedule and tools are needed to help get this build underway. Learn more about scheduling and contact IFFS via the link above.



Clear the Way at Hemlock Bluffs (Cary)
The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve needs volunteers age 18+ on January 14 to help protect and preserve trails for safe and comfortable public use. Tasks may vary, but you’ll meet your exercise quota. Volunteers will also need to complete Town of Cary registration.

Grow Strong Roots at the Eno (Hillsborough)
We Plant It Forward is working on two acres along the East Fork Eno River on January 15 (MLK Day) to plant and safeguard 300 new trees. This project is appropriate for volunteers age 12with adult supervision. 


Photo: Wake County Meals on Wheels Facebook

Cut and Deliver Firewood to Low-Income Residents (Raleigh)
Warmth for Wake needs volunteers age 16+ who are able to cut and split donated firewood at one of two Raleigh locations, and then deliver it to low-income residents around Wake County. This opportunity begins on January 13th, and repeats on select Saturdays through March; click on “More Shifts” in the posting to see all availability. Have a pickup truck or utility trailer? Even better!

Deliver Hot Meals During the Week (Raleigh)
Have some free time on weekday mornings? Perhaps making a difference for a local senior during a Meals on Wheels delivery shift will work for you – especially since this opportunity is acceptable for supervised youth age 4+! Shifts are still available January 22 – 31; click on “More Shifts” in the posting to see all availability.

Super Education Opps!



Code It Out with Kids to Solve a Community Issue (Raleigh)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County still needs volunteers for the second installment of its “morning of coding” series in honor of MLK Day. On January 22, volunteers age 16+ can help mentor youth teams of five with ages 12 to 14 using Scratch block coding to solves a problem in their community. No computer science experience is necessary to volunteer; alternate opportunities to support this program may include logistics.

PowerUP Adults with Autism / IDD (Raleigh)
The Power of the Dream’s annual PowerUP ME teaches adults with autism/IDD how to create a small business, or “micro-enterprise”, for self-employment. January 20 through March 31, classes are led by disability and business experts with volunteers age 18+ available to assist. No knowledge of disability or business is required, and you may sign up for as many shifts as you can; click on “More Shifts” in the posting to see all availability.

Say YES to Coaching Robotics & STEM (Durham)
The Youth Education for Savings (YES) Consortium will host its Ventures in Robotics Camp January 31 through March 28. Volunteers age 18+ with STEM/Robotics, finance, or entrepreneurship experience, or those that have a genuine aspiration to help youth in the classroom, are needed to share their knowledge with elementary and middle students as they brainstorm ideas for Robotics/STEM businesses. Youth volunteers age 8+ are welcome with a parent/guardian volunteer; click on “More Shifts” in the posting to see all availability.

BUMP Up the Mentorship (Durham)
Become a Design for Change Mentor with BUMP the Triangle to mentor youth (grades K-8) as they identify community issues and imagine ways they can be addressed or solved through the power of music. Volunteer mentors must be age 18+click on “More Shifts” in the posting to see all availability.

If you’re looking to meet new people, have an adventure, and make a difference in someone’s life, find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you!

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