Current Service Opportunities

Check out these recent announcements sent to our office from local community organizations. If you don’t find an opportunity here you can always browse our “My Service” Database.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
On August 4th and on September 8th Second Harvest needs 24 volunteers to “build pallets.”  Volunteers must be able to lift approximately 30 pound cases of food to place on pallets for distribution to Partner Agencies.  The larger the agency, the more cases of food, the larger the pallets.  All volunteers must wear shoes with closed toes as well and it would probably be a good idea to bring gloves – work gloves or gardening gloves. Contact Kit at kbroadhurst@secondharvest.org to learn more and sign up!

Greensboro Parks and Recreation
Summer Night Lights at Greensboro Sportsplex: volunteers are needed to greet teens, manage sign-in table, run game clocks, serve food, and monitor the facility.
July 7 – sign up here
July 14 – sign up here
August 4 – sign up here
August 11 – sign up here
Time: 6:30-11pm
For more information email Alex at alexandra.zaleski@greensboro-nc.gov or call 336-373-7507.

Operation XCEL Mentors & Summer Camp Volunteers Needed
Operation Xcel is seeking individuals who are passionate about helping at risk youth. They are looking for volunteers who are available for a minimum of 6 hours of training which will then allow them to be a registered mentor. Sign up here to learn more. Operation Xcel is also looking for volunteers who can work at least two hours during their two summer enrichment camps:
Stokesdale-Elementary students grades K-5
High Point – Middle school students in grade 6 to8.
Both camps are open Monday-Friday from 7:3-am-6pm. Contact Charlene at cgladney@operationxcel.org to learn more and sign-up.

MLK Drive Clean-Up
The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is looking for individuals, families, and groups to assist with a litter pick-up on MLK Drive on Saturday, July 22nd at 10am. Volunteers will meet at Gillespie Park Elementary main parking lot. All volunteers should sign-up here: http://volunteergso.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=272073.

Kopper Top Life Learning Center
Kopper Top’s mission is to provide quality therapeutic service, education, and recreation therapy to individuals with and without disabilities through the use of animals to empower and enhance their quality of life. Kopper Top is in need of volunteers for the summer. They offer an inclusive 1/2 day camp and need individuals to assist with campers, lead horses, teach arts and crafts, play games with campers, interact with others, play with animals, and help with other chores around the farm. If this sounds fun and interesting to you, please contact Deborah Meridith at 336-565-9723 or email DeborahMeridith@bellsouth.net.

AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness
The AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness is currently recruiting members to serve the homeless and at-risk population through positions at a variety of non-profit agencies in Guilford County during the 2017-2018 service year. AmeriCorps members are based in one of the following sites throughout the county starting in September: The Servant Center, Out of the Garden Project, Interactive Resource Center, The Center for New North Carolinians, FaithAction International House, Greensboro Urban Ministry and the YWCA. They offer part-time roles at 25 hours per week (great for current students) and provide a small living allowance/stipend of $500/month plus an education award of $2,907.50 given at the end of service. All of these AmeriCorps positions offer a great way to learn leadership skills, get a foot grounded in the nonprofit world, and add a fantastic boost to resumes when searching for future employment. You can read more about this opportunity, the work members do in the community, and  program benefits at The Servant Center’s website (http://theservantcenter.org/AmeriCorps) and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AmeriCorpsPTEH/).

National YMCA Swim Meet
The National YMCA is hosting large swim meet August 1-4 at the Greensboro Aquatics Center. The local YMCA is recruiting and training 100 volunteers for various volunteer jobs. Volunteer shirt, parking pass, and some meals are provided. Morning and evening shifts are available. If you are interested please contact Kim McKone at kim.mckone@ymcagreensboro.org.