Natural-born teachers & mentors

Self-proclaimed bibliophiles

If you want to stay at home

  • Make-A-Wish | Donate airline miles (and other gifts) to children participating in Eastern NC’s Make-A-Wish program.
  • The Salvation Army | Arrange for a contactless pick-up of donated items like clothes, furniture, and household goods.
  • SAFEChild | Get crafty and knit a newborn cap or make a no-sew double-sided fleece blanket for children fleeing from abuse + neglect.

If you’re an animal lover

  • PIPs Rescue | Support this rescue center that takes in dogs with special needs and urgent medical cases by fostering.
  • SPCA of Wake County | Sign up to help homeless animals feel loved by becoming a dog walker, assisting with grooming, and much more.
  • Wake County Animal Center | Nurture less fortunate pets with countless opportunities to help out around the shelter.
  • SAFE Haven for Cats | More of a feline friend? Donate your time by becoming part of the litter box team, fostering a kitten, or helping with events.

Outdoorsy type

  • Clean Jordan Lake | Get your hands dirty for a good cause and participate in shore sweeps for this community-driven organization.
  • Bee Downtown | As a corporate leader, sign your team up for the Bee Downtown Corporate Hive Program to learn what all the buzz is about with saving bees.
  • Preservation NC | Donate or volunteer to help save places in NC with significance. Volunteer opportunities include taking pictures + helping with special events.
  • Raleigh Cleanup | Help our city stay litter-free by signing up for a cleanup.
  • Dix Park Conservancy | Lend a hand at community events or participate in stewardship opportunities at one of Raleigh’s largest parks.
  • Adopt-a-Highway | Help keep our roads clean by picking up litter through Keep NC Beautiful.

If you’re a social butterfly

  • Junior League of Raleigh | Find the volunteer opportunity that fits you through this organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism.
  • Activate Good | Get matched with a people-powered project in the community.
  • LGBT Center of Raleigh | Participate in outreach for Raleigh’s LGBTQ+ community or volunteer at special events.

The Artsy type

  • Artspace | Share your time + talents by assisting with event support and classes at this nonprofit visual arts center.
  • NCMA | Instill the love + appreciation of art in others by becoming a park guide or by leading workshops at this art museum with 168 acres of park and open spaces.
  • Artsplosure | Support art and culture by assisting with pre-festival or event day prep at events like Artsplosure + WRAL First Night.


  • Note in the Pocket | Volunteer as a group or individual to sort and fold clothes at this nonprofit providing quality clothing to homeless and impoverished children + families.
  • Oak City Cares | Provide food for upcoming holiday dinners or become a weekend host for neighbors experiencing homelessness.
  • Green Chair Project | Transform the living spaces of those in need by dropping off or scheduling a furniture pick up.
  • Family Promise | Help families experiencing temporary homelessness achieve safe, affordable housing by assisting with maintenance projects and proving emergency shelter as a host.

Mental health advocate

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