Community Partners

Activate Good

Works as a "force multiplier" for local causes with volunteer needs. Through our outreach efforts and online volunteer community, we help recruit and connect individuals, groups, and companies to fulfill volunteer needs with partnering nonprofits in Raleigh and the Greater Triangle.

Alliance of Aids Services-Carolina

A nonprofit with the mission of serving people living with HIV/AIDS as well as their families. Wake Tech has partnered with the Alliance to host a toy drive for children of families affected by AIDS.

American Diabetes Association

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. - See more at:

American Red Cross

An emergency response organization and the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Wake Tech partners with the Red Cross to host three blood drives each school year.

A program demonstrating appreciation for our military, started by a high school student who wanted to boost morale among those in the armed forces by sending cards and letters.

City of Raleigh

A partner with Wake Tech on a number of initiatives, including Project Homeless Connect and the Veteran’s Day parade.

Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools (CIS) is Wake County’s largest dropout prevention agency and serves more than 500 students in Wake County public schools. Wake Tech partners with CIS during the academic year to mentor and tutor K-12 students.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina

A nonprofit organization with the mission that no one should go hungry. The Food Bank collects food that might otherwise be wasted and distributes it to organizations feeding people in need. Volunteers sort and repackage food, and assist staff with local food pickups and other projects.

Habitat for Humanity

An organization operating on the belief that every man, woman, and child deserves a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. Habitat builds houses to help low-income families have affordable mortgages. Volunteers help with construction and demolition as well as in the organization's re-use store.

Helping Hand Mission

A nonprofit organization that assists the homeless, the elderly, and low-income families on an individualized basis with food, clothing, and shelter. Donations of food, furniture, appliances, and toys are appreciated, especially during the holiday.

Hold Your Head Up

A nonprofit with the mission of helping disadvantaged women become self-sufficient, assisting with career attire, interview preparation, professional development, and financial management. Wake Tech has conducted a suit drive for the program. (Hold Your Head Up is currently closed.)

Interfaith Food Shuttle

This nonprofit collects prepared foods that would otherwise go to waste to make sure no one goes hungry. Volunteers help at the community garden, pack weekend meals for children through the Back Pack Buddies program, and deliver groceries to the elderly.

Making Magic Alliance

This organization brings the community together to help families who need assistance, offering afterschool, summer, and track-out programs for children. Volunteers help staff the Family Expo, an annual fundraiser that sends at-risk youth to camps across Wake County.

Project Homeless Connect

An annual, one-day event during which members of the community get together to connect homeless people with essential resources and help them take the steps to a better life.

Read & Feed

The mission of Read and Feed is to give disadvantaged elementary school children an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a nurturing, neighborhood environment. Using mobile classrooms, we provide meals to eliminate hunger, mentors to help children read, and books to build home libraries.

Rex Mobile Mammography

The mobile mammography unit brings high-quality services to women who may have difficulty accessing those services. The unit comes to Wake Tech’s Southern Wake Campus once a year to provide services to students, faculty, and staff.

Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

This facility provides rehab and long-term care and has partnered with Wake Tech to help residents feel more at home. Wake Tech volunteers have spent time with residents, playing board games, bingo, putting puzzles together, and conversing one-on-one and in groups.

Salvation Army

This nonprofit organization offers family counseling, day care, youth activities, and many other programs.

Stop Hunger Now

An international hunger relief organization based in Raleigh with the mission of ending hunger worldwide. Wake Tech has a meal packaging event each year in which more than 10,000 nutrient-packed meals are packaged for school feeding programs and other programs assisting students and families all over the world.

United Way

United Way is a nonprofit focused on improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. With its 77 partner organizations, United Way organizes project and events such as Project Homeless Connect and the White Plains Children’s Center, making a difference throughout our community.

Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter

This shelter for homeless men relies on volunteers to serve the evening meal. Wake Tech serves on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays each month – and volunteers are needed! Duties include serving the men as they go through the cafeteria line and take approximately one hour. Volunteers can bring their children, as all ages can help.

Women’s Center of Wake County

This agency addresses the challenging needs of poverty and homelessness for single women and women with families, providing basic necessities, services, and encouragement to help get women out of poverty. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks.