Embark on a Journey of Impact: Volunteer ‘Learn and Serve’ Opportunities Fuel Connection
March 29, 2024

Activate Good’s unique volunteer model offers more than volunteering.

In a year of political and community division, National Volunteer Week hopes to bring the Triangle together to put differences aside and help those in need.

For National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, Activate Good, the Triangle’s leader in connecting volunteers with enriching opportunities, will host five “Learn and Serve” volunteer events. These unique opportunities are revolutionizing volunteerism.

With each ‘Learn and Serve,’ individuals complete a meaningful volunteer service for nonprofits and then learn about the systemic issues facing that cause. Every volunteer gains deeper knowledge and is inspired to commit to solving local problems long after the event ends.

“Learn and Serve events go deeper than filling bags with produce or offering other manual labor,” said Marty Viser, BASF Agricultural Solutions’ Community Relations and Communications Manager. “It’s a transformative experience. It’s not just about giving back; it’s about igniting a passion for change, fostering meaningful community connections, and equipping individuals with the tools they need to create lasting impact. Our BASF employees look forward to this week every year.”

2024 Volunteer Week Opportunities

  • Crowder Park (TEENS ONLY) – Sunday, April 21 from 9:00-11:00 AM 
    Teen volunteers will uncover the threats posed by invasive plants in our park, then dive into the impact of invasive plants on native ecosystems and discover why it’s crucial to combat them.
  • We Plant It Forward – April 22 from 5:00-7:00 PM
    Volunteers will collect tree seeds for sorting and labeling while learning about biodiversity.
  • Diaper Bank of NC – April 24 from 12:00-2:00 PM 
    Volunteers will count and wrap diapers/pull-ups to prepare them for distribution to families in need while learning about the needs of families across the Triangle.
  • StepUp Ministry – Thursday, April 25 from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    Participants will learn about StepUp Ministry’s mission while helping to set up their 35th Anniversary Event by assembling tables, putting out decor, linens, and more.
  • Super Duper Duck Splash (TEENS ONLY) – Saturday, April 27 from 9:00-11:30 AM
    Volunteers will help the Wakefield Rotary Club tag ducks for their big event on May 4, which will benefit Note in the Pocket.

About National Volunteer Week 2024

National Volunteer Week 2024 is Activate Good’s local call to action for Points of Light’s larger National Volunteer Week campaign. Since 1974, National Volunteer Week has been an annual campaign celebrating the power of volunteers through service, events, and recognition. Here in the Triangle, we engage individuals and groups of all ages and sizes, including companies, to positively impact our community through projects with nearly 600 local community partners! To learn more about National Volunteer Week or sign up for a project, visit https://activategood.org/national-volunteer-week/.

About Activate Good

Figuring out how to help can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Activate Good is the Triangle’s leader in connecting volunteers with meaningful service opportunities. The local nonprofit organization connects individuals, groups, youth, families, and companies with enriching opportunities to give back in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Durham, Chapel Hill, and beyond. From hands-on projects to immersive programs, they offer a wide range of experiences designed to meet important local needs head-on. Learn more about Activate Good’s programs at activategood.org or follow us on social media @activategood.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America and had sales of $25.7 billion in 2022. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us. At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States—further information at www.basf.com.

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population while reducing environmental impacts. Working with partners and agricultural experts and by integrating sustainability criteria into all business decisions, we help farmers to create a positive impact on sustainable agriculture. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline, connecting innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our portfolio comprises seeds and specifically selected plant traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we strive to find the right balance for success – for farmers, agriculture and future generations. In 2022, our division generated sales of €10.3 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.

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