We work with individuals and groups within the Wake Tech community to find service projects that align with their interests and serve our community. Whether a group is looking for a one-time or short-term service project or an individual is seeking a service-oriented internship, we seek to connect Wake Tech students, faculty, and staff with community members in need.
Read and Feed:
Provide a warm meal to elementary school children and help them stay on track with their reading level by providing reading assistance. Wake Tech volunteers are needed once a week for an entire semester.
Donating blood saves lives. It's that simple. Every whole blood donation has the power to save up to 3 lives. Your donation could be someone's only chance at another day.
Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter:
This homeless shelter and soup kitchen serves dinner to homeless men from the Raleigh area. Dinner is prepared by the staff, but volunteers are needed to serve dinner. Wake Tech volunteers on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of each month.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle:
A hunger-relief organization that feeds people, teaches skills for self-sufficiency and grows access to local food for communities in need. Volunteers help recover and distribute good food that would otherwise go wasted, glean local farmers’ field for excess produce, work on our Teaching Farm, pack weekend meals for children through the BackPack Buddies program, pack, and deliver groceries to the elderly, assist in teaching nutrition education, or assist in the warehouse.
Food Bank of Eastern and Central North 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.
Rise Against Hunger (formerly "Stop Hunger Now")
A meal packing event process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. These meal packages are shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. Wake Tech host’s them once a year around MLK day. Keep an eye out for signs about volunteering!
Next packing event: January 2020
Habitat for Humanity:
Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman, and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans, or innovative financing methods. Wake Tech volunteers go once a month to help build these houses.
Meals on Wheels
We serve 1,300 noontime meals every weekday to homebound older adults and persons with disabilities in Wake County. Our outreach consists of hot meals to homebound individuals, communal dining for adults 60+ in congregate dining rooms, and frozen meal service for dialysis patients and other homebound individuals in isolated areas. Over 2,200 volunteers help us deliver meals Monday through Friday each week.
Activate Good works as a “force multiplier” for local causes with volunteer needs. Through two major programs, we’re working to make volunteerism part of everyday life in our community. Through our outreach efforts and online volunteer community, we help recruit and connect individuals, groups, and companies to fulfill volunteer needs with Community Partners around the Triangle area.