All Needs & Events

Volunteer Opportunity to Help with Equine Therapy for Children with Autism at Shepherd Youth Ranch

Be a buddy, lead a horse, be a side walker or be part of family care team!  At Shepherd Youth Ranch we are having six Saturdays from April 14th-May 19th where we provide Equine Therapy for Children with Autism.  We need lots of volunteers to help provide this service to the community!  There will be a training session for new volunteers.  You choose one:  March 10th and March 31st, 10am-2pm (Lunch provided).

Donated Hygiene Products

There is an overwhelming need in Wake County, North Carolina of children that are homeless or resides in low income household.  It is well known that a lack of food or health care can affect a child’s education.  But another critical need is proper hygiene.  Children with poor hygiene become social outcasts, which affects their self-esteem, ability to concentrate on lessons, and their desire to come to school.  We target students of Wake County Public School System between the ages 5-18.

SOAR implemented a Donated Hygiene Program. We will provide hygiene kits to children identified by various schools in the community as low-income or homeless.  Our program focus is to prevent sickness, increase self-esteem, decrease bullying, and increase students desire to come to school.

We are in need of hygiene products to increase our services to students.

Our Needs List:

Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, body lotion, mouthwash, shampoo/conditioner

Urgent Need – Cold Medicine

The cold and flu season is upon us. When you go out to the store to get your own cold meds, consider picking up extra boxes to drop off at our Women’s & Children’s Shelter at the Center of Hope. Our shelter women and children are in grave need of Cold Medicine for babies 0-6months, kids 1 year old and up, and adults. Any amount that you are able to donate is greatly appreciated! You can drop off the donations directly to our Center of Hope at 1863 Capital Blvd, Raleigh. We are open Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm and on Fridays 8am-2pm.

For any questions or concerns, please email our Volunteer & Resource Coordinator, Jami Britt Noble at

Spring into Action 2018

Join us for a Volunteer Festival!

Meet our local charities and non-profits. Learn how you can get involved in serving our community!

You’ll find volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, kids and teens. Organizations include Family Promise of Wake County, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, K9s Serving Vets, Passage Home, Wheels4Hope and more!

We’ll have Havana Dave’s food truck on hand for lunch and some bounce houses for the kids!

Saturday, March 3rd
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lifepointe Church
9500 Durant Road, Raleigh NC 27614

Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K

Join us on March 17, 2018, for the second annual Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Growing School Gardens program! We welcome everyone of every age! Run, walk, or even gallop to help people in our community!

This year the Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K will benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Growing School Gardens program, which supports high need schools in Wake and Durham counties as they build school gardens and work to incorporate garden based learning into the school day!

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Growing School Gardens program to help provide new resources to schools in our community!

Saturday, March 17
8 AM – 10 AM

Dorothea Dix Park
2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Community Wide Sweet Potato Baggin’ Event

Please join the annual community wide sweet potato bagging event starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, Feb. 24. It will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Catholic Church, 520 W. Holding St. in Wake Forest. We will be bagging at least 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes that were grown on former NFL player Jason Brown’s First Fruits Farm near Louisburg.

No experience necessary. All ages welcome.

Saturday, February 24 at 9 AM – 12 PM

St. Catherine of Siena Parish
600 W Holding Ave
Wake Forest, North Carolina 2758

The event is sponsored by the Society of St. Andrew – Carolinas (SoSA) which coordinates gleaning and bagging of produce throughout the mid-South. The bags will be picked up by dozens of food pantries covering much of central North Carolina.

Contact: George Shaw (​

Urgent Need for Blood and Platelet Donors

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to help address a winter blood donation shortage. Severe weather has forced more than 150 blood drive cancellations already this year causing thousands of donations to go uncollected. During National Blood Donor Month, we urge you to make an appointment to give today and help patients in need.

All Donors Needed – Especially Platelet and Type O Negative and B Negative Donors

Eligible individuals are urged to schedule a blood or platelet donation today by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can help even more people by inviting a family member, friend or co-worker to donate too.

Sound The Alarm – Help Save Lives!

Every day 7 people die in home fires. You can help change that.
We make lives better through Home Care To volunteer, or to receive a free alarm, visit or call 919-719-1738.

May 5
Triangle Area Sound the Alarm
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This spring, the American Red Cross will team up with fire departments,volunteers, and partners to Sound the Alarm with home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. Volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 at-risk communities across the country. Volunteers must be 16 or older.

HIS Radio Office Manager Needed

HIS Radio WRTP, the Contemporary Christian Music radio station for the Raleigh/Durham area, has an upcoming opening for Office Manager in our North Raleigh office/studio location. This is full time employment with benefits. Best-qualified applicants will possess prior work experience and knowledge in office environment, with office administration or management experience a plus. Church, ministry or broadcast familiarity is also beneficial.

Please send descriptive Cover Letter and up to date resume to:

HIS Radio and Radio Training Network Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Items Needed at Crisis Pregnancy Center

Christian Life Home provides a Christ-centered, loving, family atmosphere for young women, ages 10 – 23, in an unplanned or crisis pregnancy.

Our specific needs right now are:

  • Grocery Store Gift Cards: Food Lion, Kroger, Wal-Mart
  • Home Improvement Store Gift Cards: Lowe’s, Home Depot
  • Meats: hamburger, turkey burger, pork chops, roasts, chicken
  • Cheeses: shredded or chunk — American, Cheddar, Mozzarella
  • Fresh, frozen or canned fruits
  • Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables
  • Calcium Chews

Call the office to get more details, 919-510-5400.

Love Horses? We Need You!

Looking for a great way to have “pony time” AND serve a great cause? We are looking for a few good horse people to help out in the barn, and we love to teach people how we build relationships with our horses! To get started, just contact Prisca at and sign up for the next Farm Day on February 17th. We can’t wait to meet you!

In Need of Dressers

We are OUT of dressers! And we have 14 families coming to shop with us this week. You know how much we all value taking care of the things we have, like our clothing. Every family we serve would like a dresser for their family’s clothing, which is often their only possessions left after homelessness. Please consider donating any extra dressers you might have at your house or even ordering us one like this from Target.

Hearts for Kids

Encouraging little ones with valentines!

Hearts For Kids is one of HIS Radio’s most successful and popular annual ministry projects. We combine participation with radio listeners, volunteer teams, and hospitals to ensure that every sick child who has to be in the hospital on Valentine’s Day is not forgotten and does not miss out on the “fun” of the day.

Individuals, families, Sunday School groups… even coworkers in offices from all across the Triangle, Fayetteville, and Eastern NC get together and create happy, uplifting homemade Valentines Cards. We’re asking for your very best, MOST CREATIVE and UNIQUE efforts to make these cards special!

This year we will serve the following hospitals:
UNC, Duke, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Womack Army Medical Center, Vidant Hospital (Greenville NC), Wake Med, Rex, and Betsy Johnson Memorial, and Nash General.

Our deadline for us to receive the cards you create this year is WEDNESDAY, February 7th (Postmark no later than Saturday, Feb. 3)

For guidelines and where to deliver your cards, please visit

Urgent Need for Food Supplies

InterAct provides domestic violence and sexual assault services reaching more than 60,000 Wake County, NC residents annually by saving lives, rebuilding lives and securing safer futures.

We have an urgent need for items on our wish list. Find these and additional items on our Amazon Wish List here:

Bottle Water
Easy Mac Microwaveable Cups
Fruit Snacks
Goldfish Crackers
Granola Bars
Microwave Meals
Peanut Butter
Pop Tarts
Spaghetti Sauce

Welcome Baskets or Buckets

Family Promise of Wake County is the only homelessness nonprofit to offer a continuum of services and partnerships to move families all the way from homelessness to safe, affordable, permanent housing. Help welcome our families as they transition into their new homes.

A simple basket with housewarming items – what you would bring a friend who is moving in to their first apartment.

Welcome Basket:

  • hand soap
  • snacks
  • gas card
  • new cleaning supplies
  • paper towels
  • clorox wipes
  • paper cups
  • peanut butter
  • crackers
  • note pad
  • simple recipe book
  • pens

Welcome Bucket:
A bucket filled with all new cleaning supplies

Small and simple is fine.

They can be dropped off M-F 8-5:30pm

Family Promise of Wake County
903 Method Road
Raleigh NC 27606

Volunteer Pet Therapist Needed

Volunteer pet therapist needed to visit inpatient children, adolescents and senior adults in safe behavioral health setting. Flexible times; small time commitment with big impact.

Our patients, who are 5 to 18 yrs old and 55+, would benefit from therapeutic visits from a pet and its therapist. Our Clinical Director agrees having a pet visit would be reduce anxiety and be a special event our residents would look forward to. Therapist could travel thru facility visiting with residents individually or in small groups. The therapist would have a staff person with them at all times and all residence halls are well staffed. Areas of high acuity (behavior) would be avoided.

A pet therapist could visit weekly or monthly, but regular visits would be great. Times are flexible, probably a 1-2 hour commitment.

Again, we aren’t a charitable organization. But funds don’t stretch to this type of therapy and it would be make a HUGE difference to our residents.

Contact Lisa Killion at or 919-800-4398.

Strategic Behavioral Health
3200 Waterfield Dr.
Garner, NC 27529

IEP Student Advocate Volunteers Needed

School aged patients at behavioral health facility need volunteers to attend an IEP meeting (Individual Educational Plan) as their advocate. 1-2 hour commitment. One time per student.

Strategic Behavioral Health is a for profit system of mental health hospitals. We provide acute and residential mental health services to underserved populations – ages 5 to 18 and the geriatric population. We have a school for our long term school aged residents. Many of our patients/residents do not have family support and lack a parent/guardian who will attend and advocate for them at IEP (Independent Educational Plan) meetings. State law requires that the student have an advocate, and the meetings cannot happen without an advocate. The students’ educational plan frequently gets delayed for the lack of a person who will attend the meeting. Employees of Strategic are not permitted to be that advocate. We need volunteers to agree to attend the IEP meetings as the student’s advocate. It would be helpful if the volunteer has attended IEP meetings before and have a heart for advocating for students who need additional services. No special knowledge of services is required, just a willingness to speak up.

Contact Lisa Killion at or 919-800-4398.

Strategic Behavioral Health
3200 Waterfield Drive
Garner, NC 27529