Ways to Serve in the Triangle
1. Alliance Medical Ministries:
Families or Sunday School classes could build flu kits or dental hygiene kits. This can be done from home or at church. http://www.alliancemedicalministry.org/build-kits
Individuals age 16 or older can volunteer in our community garden.
Other volunteer opportunities at Alliance
Congregation members could collect/donate office supplies, PPE, or over-the-counter
or Amazon:https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/10TDRS7ADCEL/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl Highest priorities are Flu Kits, Masks and Feminine Hygiene Products.
2. Shepherds Table Soup Kitchen is in need of kitchen supplies and food items. Please visit the website for more details http://www.shepherds-table.org/food-donations/
3. In April we will be collecting items for street outreach bags. Please donate small sizes of cough drops, chapstick, sunscreen, bandaids, hand sanitizer or wipes and antibacterial cream. Donations may be placed in the red bin outside the Witherspoon building.
4. Urban Ministries – Collection of non-perishable food items continues. Please place donations in the designated red bin outside Witherspoon.
5. Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals on Thursdays. Please visit the website for more information and to sign up. https://www.wakemow.org/volunteer
6. The Boys and Girls Club (Teen Center, 721 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27610) is in need of volunteers to help out at the Friday Family Pantry every week! If you are willing and able to volunteer, please click this sign up genius link to sign up. Please plan to arrive at our Teen Center gym at 3:45pm on Friday for screening, and to go over jobs that will be done. We will have a few COVID protocols to follow that include:
- Health screening with temperature check upon arrival
- Masks required the entire time
- Social distancing encouraged
- Gloves and hand sanitizer will be available as well
The Family Food Pantry is also in need of food and non-food item donations. Visit the following link for a “wish list” of items needed for the weekly food pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the Teen Center (721 N. Raleigh Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27610) Fridays between 8:30am-12:00pm. Email Lindsey Doerr at if you have questions. https://wakebgc.org/covid19-2/
7. Note in the Pocket is currently in need of volunteers. Please visit the website for opportunities to help and to sign up. https://noteinthepocket.org/volunteer/
8. Oak City Cares needs items that support general cleaning protocols--microban, extra-large vinyl (latex free, powder-free) gloves, Lysol, large Febreeze type products (bathrooms are in high demand), dryer sheets, liquid fabric softner. Those are all things that help us keep the facility moving daily. Drop off donations between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday at our center’s location 1430 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC. They also have an Amazon wish: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/4FHGMTA9BV3F/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl
9. Activate Good helps recruit and connect volunteers to fulfill volunteer needs with hundreds of Community Partners around the Triangle. Please visit https://activategood.org/howwehelp/ for more information.
10. Wake Relief -Prepare bags of groceries for families that are food insecure. One shift/month for 2 hours. At present: from 1-3 on Mondays and Tuesdays. Hopefully, when client base increases, Wake Relief will re-establish a Wednesday and/or Friday shift from 10-12. Wake Relief hopes to involve more volunteers ages 25-55. Interested? contact Julie Nau at
11. Society of St. Andrew - Click on the link and subscribe to the newsletter for future gleaning events https://endhunger.org/north-carolina/
12. Transitions LifeCare – Prepare hand written thank you notes to donors. Packets are on the table in the lobby of Witherspoon. Each packet contains materials for 5 notes. Materials include, note cards, envelopes, script, stamps and names and addresses.
GiGi’s Closet is StepUp Ministry’s clothing closet for men and it has critical need for professional attire in larger sizes. Specific items needed are: Suits-Sizes 50-60; Belts 48-60 inches; Shoes-Sizes 12-15; and Shirts-Sizes 3XL-6XL (solid white and blue dress shirts). Take donations to StepUp at 1701 Oberlin Road (stone house across from WMPC sanctuary) between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Posted 10/1/2019)
Large Size Diapers
The Diaper Train, located at St. Saviour’s, has lost its supply resource for diapers and they are trying to meet the unexpected shortfall. The urgent need is for sizes 4, 5 and 6. Please diapers in the collection crates in the connector.
This ministry collects good, usable seasonal clothing and linens on the first and third Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in W100, except in July. Children’s clothing is especially needed. The items collected are then distributed to agencies to help those in need.
Contact: Paula Williams or Cornelius and Charlotte Swart
Let’s Feed the Animals
Companion Animal Ministry is collecting dog and cat food for the SPCA of Wake County’s AniMeals program. The SPCA will give your donations to Resources for Seniors to distribute to home-bound seniors and disabled adults. Your participation will help local citizens in need from having to choose between feeding their pets or paying bills, buying medicine or buying enough food to feed themselves and their families. Donations of dog and cat food can be put in the CAM/SPCA collection tub in The Connector.
Remember that food is always needed in our local pantries. When shopping pick up a couple of extra cans to place in the crate in The Connector. Canned meat, pasta, pinto beans, kidney beans and fruit are always needed. No glass or open containers please.
White Memorial’s primary mission partner, is seeking volunteers to provide adults and children with employment and life skills training. Help is especially needed during the summer months. If you’re interested in giving a “step up” to adults working hard to build stability or their children who are exploring arts, etiquette and play, please tour StepUp on a Tuesday evening to learn more! Contact Cynthia Walker with questions or to register for a tour. Current volunteer needs: (Posted 2/25/2020)
Life Skills Co-partner- Weekly evening commitment. Mentor an adult participating in the Life Skills program. Next training is March 17. Urgent need!
Children’s Volunteer- Weekly or biweekly evening commitment. Work with preschool or school-age children. Especially need help during the summer months!
Volunteer Photographer- Occasional commitment. Photograph adults and children for quarterly Life Skills graduation ceremony or other StepUp events.
These organizations are currently seeking volunteers. Volunteer times and sign up information are available on their websites:
Oak City Cares (oakcitycares.org)
A Place at the Table (tableraeigh.org)
WAKE Up and Read (wakeupandread.org)
INTERESTED IN HELPING A REFUGEE FAMILY SETTLE IN RALEIGH?
The Refugee Resettlement Committee is recruiting new members to help prepare to receive a new family and to help them settle into their new home in Raleigh. Volunteers are needed to, among other things: (1) help prepare the apartment; (2) welcome the family upon their arrival; (3) help with initial transportation to doctors’ appointments; and (4) take the family on outings to acquaint them with Raleigh, including how to use the bus system and where to buy groceries. For further information, contact Harriet Worley, Karen Hohenstein, Ellen Graden or Nancy Brothers.
Meet the Need for Hunger at Wake Relief
Wake Relief provides a week’s groceries for those who are food insecure and waiting for further long-term assistance. It is located at St. Saviour’s Center on Tucker Street behind Glenwood Towers. They have shifts available on Mon/Tues from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Wed/Fri from 10:00-noon. Contact Julie Nau at 919-785-3402 or 919-801-2916 or email her at . (Posted 10/1/2019)
Make a Difference to a Child
Mayview Learning Center is located within our Oberlin Road community, and it is in need of your help. Tutors are needed once a week to work with children and youth to complete their homework and work on math skills. The time commitment for K-3 is 3:15-4:25 p.m. and the older students is 4:30-5:50 p.m. The center is located at 1103 Parker St.
Contact: Gloria Johnson (Posted 9/1/2019)
Angel Food Ministry
Looking for a way to get involved at White Memorial? If you want to volunteer your time to deliver meals or simply like to cook, please consider giving your time to the Angel Food Ministry. We are part of Martha Ministry, and we provide meals to church members in times of need. Contact Laura Bryant or Jean Williams for more information about getting involved.
Martha Ministry: Transportation
For transportation needs or for more information about volunteering to provide rides for those in need please contact Jean Williams, Parish Nurse.
Ushers and Greeters Needed
Are you looking for ways to become more involved in church? Do you enjoy and care about people? Do you possess a servant’s heart? Then we want YOU to help as an Usher or a Greeter! Join fellow members as we welcome and greet one another at each Sunday Service. No special skills required. Contact Amy Claprood by email or at 919-834-3425, ext. 210, to volunteer.
Opportunities at Saint Saviour’s Center
The Diaper Train serves families with babies on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Volunteers are needed to distribute diapers from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on these days. You can volunteer weekly or as available. For more information, contact Lisa Ives at 919-833-6400, ext. 222, or .
Wheels4Hope - Donated Cars Changing Local Lives
Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, car donation program dedicated to helping economically challenged families and individuals by providing them reliable, affordable vehicles. Wheels4Hope takes donated cars, staff and volunteers repair them, and we place them with qualified recipients who are referred by Partner Agencies.
Ways to support Wheels4Hope:
• Car Donations
• Volunteer your time and skills
For more information go to wheels4hope.org or call 919-832-1941.
Do you like flowers? Consider delivering flower arrangements from the Flower Shuttle at Raleigh Moravian Church on Tuesday mornings. The arrangements are used as centerpieces for Meals on Wheels lunches at the Center and as door prizes for seniors to enjoy. Volunteers rotate weekly and usually deliver once each month.