Service Opportunities

Ways to Serve in the Triangle

Do these hot summer days seem to be getting longer and longer? Are you running out of things to do and activities to entertain your children? Why not spend a few of these “dog days” volunteering?

Here are some suggestions:

• Help sort and organize donated clothing at Note in the Pocket. Children aged 13-15 may volunteer when accompanied 1:1 by an adult.
https://noteinthepocket.org/volunteer/

• Volunteer in the garden at Alliance Medical Ministries
https://www.alliancemedicalministry.org/volunteer-garden

• Assist with landscaping beautification Friday mornings at Urban Ministries. Ages 8 to 13 with an accompanying adult are welcome.
https://urbanmin.org/get-involved/volunteer/

• If you are an animal lover, check out the volunteer opportunities at The Wake County Animal Shelter. Ages 16 and up (minors accompanied by an adult) may help. https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/animal-services/how-help/volunteer-program 

• Or gather items needed items for the Green Chair Project; Dining Sets, Cooking Sets, Healthy Home Packs and Bed Packs
https://www.facebook.com/thegreenchairproject/  or https://thegreenchair.org/donation-drive/ 

• For many, many other opportunities to volunteer and donate now and into fall, check out:
- Activate Good
https://activategood.org/waystovolunteer/ 
- United Way of the Greater Triangle
https://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/volunteer/
- White Memorial’s website
https://whitememorial.org/service/Collections 

Summer Church Wide Collections

August will be pet food which will go to the SPCA (who supplies Meals on Wheels with pet food) and school supplies (see page 9), which will go to various agencies that work with school age children. The SPCA prefers dried food but will accept any type of pet food, particularly higher quality brands with healthier ingredients. Drop off pet food and/or school supplies in the red bins outside of the Witherspoon building.

Our September church wide collection will be Birthday Bags for all ages. Items to assemble your bag: Birthday Bag Cake Mix Icing Balloons Cups & Plates plus any fun extras. You may drop off your Birthday Bag in the Witherspoon building or bring to the Outreach Room on Sunday, September 19 between 9am-2pm.

Collections

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.

Clothing Closet
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 

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.

Food Needed
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.

Volunteers Needed

StepUp Ministry
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 HohensteinEllen 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.

Flower Shuttle
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.