Seniors, we need you!
Retirees and Seniors are some of our very favorite volunteers!
We hope you'll consider sharing your valued experience with some wonderful nonprofit agencies and schools in our community!








Help feed those affected by
food insecurity
Out of the Garden Project
Out of the Garden Project receives leftover bread from local Panera Bread stores 6 days a week. They then repackage and distribute to schools, rec centers, churches, etc.
                                                                                                                           Volunteers are needed to help repackage bread on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-3pm
                                                                                                                           Contact Rebecca Kefer at volunteer@outofthegardenproject.org or call 336-430-6070 ext. 1
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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
Second Harvest needs volunteers to help candle eggs. This activity involves visually inspecting inspecting eggs for cracks, bubbles or spots. Stools are provided for volunteers upon request.
                                                   
To sign up, go to www.hungernwnc.org and click on Get Involved/Volunteer, pick the link of the month  you would like to volunteer, read all the warehouse safety rules and scroll down to search for egg department volunteer activities.
                                                                                                                           Questions? Please call Tammy DeCicco @ 336.784.5770 ext. 268
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reducing Hunger through Service
Sponsored by Lincoln Financial Foundation and Weaver Foundation, Reducing Hunger through Service (RHTS) is a Volunteer Center program that supports agencies and some Guilford County schools that are working to alleviate hunger in our community. RHTS educates the public as to how they can help with hunger and food insecurity issues in our community and helps to connect volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities.
 
To be referred to an agency or school, please contact Hope Tyler at 336-373-1633 ext. 104 or hope@volunteergso.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BackPack Beginnings
The work of BackPack Beginnings would not be possible without the support amazing volunteers. As a 95% volunteer organization, volunteers are the key to helping achieve their mission.
                                                                                                                            Weekday Warehouse Volunteers- Tasks may include making/checking food bags, sorting inventory and other needed tasks.
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Weekend Warehouse Volunteers- Tasks may include assembling Comfort BackPacks, making and checking food bags, sorting inventory and other needed tasks.
Want to help? 
Please go to www.backpackbeginnings.org/donate-time/         
or contact parker@backpackbeginnings.org or 336-954-7445
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Food Assistance
Volunteers are need to work in the warehouse helping to organize and pack food, organize food drives and encourage corporate sponsors.

 
Please contact Jane Carlson at foodassistance@bellsouth.net
or call 336-988-8899
                                                                                                                           





Help children in our community!
Become a mentor!
There are many mentoring agencies in Guilford County and they are all looking for dedicated adults to serve as mentors. You can help change the life of a child with a few hours a month!                                                   

Please contact Hope Tyler at hope@volunteergso.org or call 336-373-1633 ext. 104
 

Guardian ad Litem 
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteers serve as court-appointed advocates and the voice for children in the juvenile court system.
 
GALs visit with the child once per month and make contact on a regular basis with the other pertinent people in their life to help advocate for their best interest. Most GALs spend 8-12 hours per month performing their duties as a court-appointed advocate. The time spent volunteering is flexible and built around the GAL’s schedule.

Questions? Please contact Seth Houk at GAL.District18@nccourts.org or call 336-412-7580
 

Guilford Education Alliance
Community Reader Days are when community members are invited to come into a GCS classroom to read to students. This is a great way to connect first-hand with what is going on in our schools- and the students LOVE it!
Please contact Tahjma Van Buren at


Lunch Buddies
This Guilford County Schools program pairs a caring, responsible adult with a child who may need a role model or some extra attention. You'll have lunch with your student buddy once per week, and you'll develop a friendship that could last for years. 

If you would like to express interest in serving as a Lunch Buddy with the schools we partner with through Reducing Hunger through Service, please contact Hope Tyler at hope@volunteergso.org or call 336-373-1633 ext. 104
 

Leaders of the New School 
 Their mission is to provide guidance to elementary, middle and high school aged males experiencing academic and behavioral challenges. They promote academic excellence, leadership, community service, and good behavior and are looking for a core group of 20 men to serve as Lunch Buddies, highway clean-up helpers, tutors, mentors and chaperones.

Interested? Please contact Demontra Cooper at info@lnsmentoring.org or call 336-383-0078
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Reach out to newly arrived refugees and immigrants!
New Arrivals Institute
English Tutors - Assist Guilford Technical Community College English instructors in educating refugees and immigrants learning English. Volunteer assistants are needed once per week, year round, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the New Arrivals Institute site located at 2714 West Market Street (Peace United Church of Christ). This is an easy and fun way to get to know and help our newest neighbors.
 
Preschool Volunteers - Enjoy Playing, Reading, Building, Talking, Singing, and Assisting the Teacher with Infants, Toddlers, and ages 3-5!. Available days/hours are year round Monday through Friday, 9:30-12:30, NAI is seeking volunteers to assist preschool teachers one day per week. Two classes are available for volunteering: Infant-Toddler and 3-5 Year Old Class. Parents are on-site learning English. Do not under-estimate the power of this volunteer opportunity to welcome refugees and immigrants to the US who are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families!
 
Contact Lynn Thompson at lthompson@newarrivalsinstitute.com or call 336-937-4701
 

Church World Service
Foster a relationship that allows new community members to integrate into the greater Greensboro area. New refugees need friends and mentors to assist with the adjustment process and to help guide them through their communities.

Volunteers meet with partnered clients on a weekly basis and complete activities that focus on learning critical life skills, such as shopping at the grocery store, making doctor appointments, and completing a job interview.

Please contact:
Amber Handy at ahandy@cwsglobal.org or call 336-617-0381


 
Epoch Renewal
Volunteer driver needed to transport Burmese immigrants to and from doctor's appointments, and other important engagements. Must be willing to interface with doctors and assist with questions but knowledge of Burmese is not necessary. Must have driver's license and good driving record. Retired person desired!

Bus driver needed to drive school age children on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm. CDL license is required and experience is desired. Candidate must possess a clean driving record.

Questions? 
Please contact PeggyTaylor at calkitty@att.net or call 410-303-3493









Health-related
volunteer opportunities
American Cancer Society
What if you were told you had cancer and needed treatment, but you didn't know how you could get there? 

Please help save a life in Guilford County! Drive patients to cancer treatment. Most patient requests are Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Questions? 
Please email Jane.Smart@cancer.org or call 336-834-3354. 
Ready to drive? Please go to cancer.org/drive or call 800-227-2345 to begin.

 
American Red Cross
Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood and one blood donation can save up to 3 lives!

Help and support lives in North Carolina. Volunteer at the Blood Donation Center and at local community blood drives.

Volunteers will:
  • welcome and greet donors
  • ensure blood donors have relevant information
  • create a favorable impression of the Red Cross and the blood donation process that will encourage continued support
  • make reminder calls, re-schedule donor appointments, and perform follow up activities as directed.
  • Volunteers should be committed to the volunteer schedule, model excellent customer service behaviors, attend to donors in the Hospitality Area, set up and maintain cleanliness in Reception and Hospitality Areas.

Interested? Have questions? Please contact Kasey Marshall at kasey.marshall@redcross.org or call 336-332-6937



American Heart Association
The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke. Whatever your capabilities, interests or schedule may be, they can find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you.

Ready to get started? Please contact Garet Beane at garet.beane@heart.org or call 336-542-4829



Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Sponsor a blood drive for a company, nonprofit or place of worship and help save lives in the community in which you live. 

Volunteers would need to secure a location and recruit donors- the Community Blood Center would do everything else! If the drive is held in the summer, there is a chance to win a scholarship for a youth in your community.

For more information, please contact Tia Burch at tburch@cbcc.us or call 980-214-0830








Help veterans in
Guilford County!
American Red Cross
Help your community by becoming an American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Caseworker volunteer!

When a military family experiences a crisis, the Red Cross is there to help. More than 110,000 military families reach out to the American Red Cross for emergency assistance each year through the Hero Care Network.

Caseworker volunteers support and assist with the full range of client services to military members, veterans and their families, to include: emergency communications, information and referral, access to financial assistance and family follow-up services.

Orientation and training are provided!

Questions? Please contact Kasey Marshall at kasey.marshall@redcross.org  or call 336-332-6937

 
The Servant Center
Kitchen Volunteers- Do you have cooking experience? If so, you can work with on-site cooks to help make and serve a meal for the residents of The Servant House.
Responsibilities include: helping cooks in the preparation and cooking of daily meals for residents, cleaning the kitchen during cooking and serving, doing dishes after the meal is served, mopping and cleaning the floor of the kitchen, (Monday - Thursday mornings) putting away and organizing donations, rotating donations in the pantry, etc.

Needs Run Driver-  The Servant Center is in need of someone who is able to drive residents to Walmart every Monday at 1:30pm. This volunteer will be able to use one of The Servant Center's vehicles, and must have a clean driving record.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please email volunteer@theservantcenter.org or call 336-275-8585 ext. 315



American Heart Association
The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke. Whatever your capabilities, interests or schedule may be, they can find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you.

Ready to get started? Please contact Garet Beane at garet.beane@heart.org or call 336-542-4829



Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Sponsor a blood drive for c company, nonprofit or place of worship and help save lives in the community in which you live. Volunteers would need to secure a location and recruit donors- the Community Blood Center would do everything else! If the drive is held in the summer, there is a chance to win a scholarship for a youth in your community.

For more information, please contact Tia Burch at tburch@cbcc.us or call 980-214-0830








Seniors helping Seniors!
Senior Resources of Guilford
Telecare Volunteers- As a volunteer, you would be providing friendly telephone reassurance calls to older adults in Guilford County who are home-bound, living alone, ill, etc.  TeleCare volunteers perform their duties from their own home, using their own phone.                                                                                         
Time Commitment: 15-minute call, 2-3 times per week, daily in some cases. Training is provided!

Meals on Wheels Driver-  As a volunteer, you would assist with delivering a hot noontime meal to homebound seniors in Guilford County Monday through Friday. Pick up is 9:30 AM at 1401 Benjamin Parkway. You may choose to volunteer once a month or more. Shifts are 1-3 hours.
                                                                               
Senior Wheels Volunteers-  Volunteers are needed to provide transportation (using your own vehicle) for ambulatory seniors to their preventative medical appointments in Guilford County. Time commitment is at least one appointment per month, Monday through Friday 8:30 am-5:00pm


Contact Audrey McLaughlin at srwheels@senior-resources-guilford.org or call 336-373-4816 ext. 245

 
Well-Spring Solutions
Connections Program Volunteer- Work closely with Program Director in the daily Connections program to provide support to members. Volunteers will be providing companionship and support to care recipients in a group setting .

Volunteers will be offered opportunities to conduct small group activities, lead exercises, help in meal preparation/clean-up, and discuss the news and day’s events.


Music Volunteers  Preferred entertainers would be asked to perform classic hits from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Instrumental performances are ideal, but vocal entertainment is also welcomed.
Sound equipment other than a CD player or blue tooth speaker will need to be provided by the entertainer.
The center is open Monday-Friday and performance times are flexible!

     








Disaster volunteers
American Red Cross
Disaster Action Team Member for American Red Cross : Provide emergency response to local disasters including home fires. Assist those affected to ensure they have access to resources like food and shelter. 

Please contact Kasey Marshall at kasey.marshall@redcross.org or call 336-332-6937


The Volunteer Center
In the event of a local disaster, The Volunteer Center (TVC) will activate as an Emergency Volunteer response Center. TVC will reach out to local nonprofits to ascertain their volunteer needs and pass that information along to the community.
All information will be kept up to date and can be accessed by visiting www.volunteergso.org



     









Clerical and administrative volunteer needs
Senior Resources of Guilford
Office volunteer- As a volunteer, you would be providing assistance to agency staff members with basic administrative duties such as answering phones, help with mailings, data entry, filing and other responsibilities necessary.

Contact srwheels@senior-resources-guilford.org or call 336-373-4816 ext. 245

Evergreens Lifestyle Center-   As a volunteer, you would be greeting participants, assisting with activities, coordinating speakers and activities, working on their newsletter, make activity flyers, answering front desk calls and interacting with the participants. The time commitment is at least one day per week for 4 hours.

Please contact seniorcenter@senior-resources-guilford.org or call 336-373-4816 ext. 237
 


Women's Resource Center
General Administrative Support Volunteers Needed: Thursdays 4:30 - 7:00pm

Volunteers will greet clients and assist with general questions, assist clients on computers, register clients for appointments and workshops, create flyers, revise Word and Excel documents, organize resource materials, answer phones and more.

For more information contact Karen Jackson, WRC Volunteer Coordinator at (336) 275-6090 or Karen@WomensCenterGSO.org



Habitat for Humanity
Office volunteers are needed to assist in day-to-day activities such as greeting people, answering phones, data entry, and mailings. You will also interact with various departments and help them with special projects as needed. You’ll help Habitat visitors feel welcome and help the office run smoothly and efficiently.

ReStore volunteers are needed to help maintain the store, interact with customers, help with receiving donations, and many other things. As you volunteer at the ReStore, you may find that you have a particular set of skills that you’d like to use. The ReStore is always happy to help you utilize your unique skill set to address things going on in the store.
Please contact Cynthia Collins-Palmer at ccollinspalmer@hhgg.org or call 336-232-0130


Interactive Resource Center
They are looking for a patient, confident person dedicated to volunteering for 2 or more shifts each week for at least 2 months.
Duties include: checking in guests, maintaining and distributing donated items, answering phone calls and guest questions and occasional help in laundry room.
Hours are Monday- Friday, 8am-12pm or 12-3pm