Volunteer Opportunities

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HopeLine, Inc.

HopeLine, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to preventing teen suicide.  Volunteers are needed for the crisis phone line.

Volunteer Coordinator 

Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC)

Companions are needed to respond to our 24-hour help line. Community Educators are needed to present violence prevention programs to K-12 students. Applications may be submitted online.

Alex Stewart
1506 E. Franklin St. 
Suite 302
Chapel Hill 27514

The Arc of Orange County

Respite Care/Community Connection Programs serve children and adults with developmental disabilities including, autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and other conditions. Both programs include training and ongoing support for volunteers and caregivers.

Susan Chandler
208 N. Columbia St.
Suite 100
Chapel Hill 27514
919-942-5119 x11

Arts for Life

Visual art and creative writing lessons are offered to young patients, siblings, and families at Duke Children’s Hospital. Background in visual arts is helpful but no necessary. One intern each academic year receives a stipend.

Mary Margaret Fulk
Program Director
Arts for Life Durham

Autism Society of NC

Part-time instruction and support to children and adults with autism in Chapel Hill. Minimum requirement of one year college or equivalent experience. Excellent hourly wage and experience for students.

David Ingram
Services Office
6300 Chapel Hill Rd., #140
Raleigh 27607
919-865-0681 x 105

Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate Program

Tutors work one-on-one with students in our program who need additional academic support. Students are in grades 6-12. Tutors should meet with students at least one per week for 10 weeks.

Teresa Bunner
BRMA Academic Support Specialist
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Volunteers

Help K-12th grade students during the day in the classroom or after school with math, science, reading, writing, and students learning English.

George Ann McCay
Volunteer Speciliast
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
919-967-8211 ext. 28339

Club Nova

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks at a clubhouse rehabilitation program for members living with mental illness. Volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation.

Program Unit
103-D W. Main St.
Carrboro, 27510


Teen Outreach (13-16 year olds), Home work assistance (8-14 year olds), Literacy (5-10 year olds). All programs are designed to empower youth by equipping them with necessary skills, creating opportunities for cultural enrichment and academic enhancement while establishing mentor relationships and teaching children to identify community resources.

Chris Wallace
Sonja Haynes Stone for Black & Cultural History
CB# 5250, UNC-CH

Central Regional Hospital
(Volunteer Services)

Central Regional Hospital, a state psychiatric facility, offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for students. Volunteers may work directly with patients of all ages.

Marketta Williams
300 Veazey Rd.
Butner, 27509

Extraordinary Ventures

Local non-profit organization looking for volunteers to provide one-on-one supervision to a person with Autism or other developmental disabilities. Volunteers are needed for two or four hour shifts.

Anna Ollinger ollinger@live.unc.edu

Volunteers For Youth

Local nonprofit seeks volunteers to serve as mentors to at-risk youth.  Mentors will meet with the youth for two hours a week for a year.

Susan Worley
205 Lloyd St., Suite 103
Carrboro 27510

Mental Health Association in Orange County

Compeer Program: Friendship program that matches adult volunteers with community members with mental health issues. Partners meet once a week for a year.

Volunteer Program
302 W. Weaver St.
Carrboro 27510

Adolescent Parenting Program, Orange Co. Dept. of Social Services

APP provides services and support to teenage parents working towards delaying a second pregnancy, continuing their education and learning parenting skills. Volunteers spend 2-3 hours a month with the teen parent, attend monthly peer group meetings and reinforce program goals. Training is provided.

Caitlin Georgas
PO Box 8181
2501 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Orange Co./Chapel Hill Special Olympics

Provide one-on-one instruction in a specific sport (swimming, soccer, basketball, golf, etc.) to youth and adults with developmental disabilities. More information at www.sooc.org

Colleen Lanigan
Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
c/o OC/CH Special Olumpics
200 Plant Rd.
Chapel Hill 27514

IFC: Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

Volunteers needed for a variety of jobs throughout the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community. Orientation sessions are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm.

Lara Harding
IFC Volunteer Coordinator
Carrboro Services Building110
W. Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
919-929-6380, ext. 30