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Service-Learning Opportunities

Civically engaged students serve as strong candidates for post graduation professional opportunities and graduate school admission.  Not only will volunteering assist you professionally but also personally, as you can develop interpersonal skills that assist you in becoming productive citizens of society.

Please contact the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning at 672-2460 or come by our office located in the Bronco Square, Suite 100 if you are interested in any of the following service opportunities.

Be sure to read the position description and requirements carefully.  

On-Campus and Within Walking Distance Service Opportunities

The Collaborative Institute for Interprofessional Educational Practice
Project #484: HRSA Grant Project
  • Project info: To provide holistic biopsychosocial services to military families through counseling, supportive groups, relaxation exercises, complementary and alternative medicine, health education, and coordination of referrals. It offers clinical training for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in nursing, social work, and psychology.
  • Students will: Assist in a variety ways to include clerical assistance such as organizing medical records; completing assessments on new and returning clients and patient triaging; prepping and sanitizing therapy rooms; and assisting in the familiy room utilized for childcare.
  • Days and Times: Tuesdays and Wednesday 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Students may sign up for shifts based on their availability.
College Heights Presbyterian Church
Project #663:  After School and Saturday Academy Tutorial Lab
  • Project Info:  College Heights Presbyterian Church will offer tutoring services to area children.  This may include elementary, middle and high school students.  Students can receive tutoring whether they are having difficulty in a particular subject or just desire to become more proficient in that area.  Tutorial services may also include assistance with students nightly homework assignment. Computers will also be available to provide Internet searches and research for students.
  • Days and Times: Monday - Friday 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Other information:
    • Must be proficient in areas being tutored, i.e. language arts, math, science, english, social studies
    • Will be expected to wear clothing suitable for working with children.  Also will be expected to respect the location as a place of worship, i.e. clothing, language, and behavior.

Fayetteville State University Planetarium

Project #361:  Planetarium Shows

  • Students will:  Provide assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays to FSU faculty andstaff who visit the Planetarium during lunch time.  Volunteers are also needed to provide assistance with scheduled Planetarium shows to include:  directing visitors to available parking and to the Planetarium from the parking lot; collecting admissions fees and submitting them to the department office; and running the projector allowing the director to be among the visitors answering questions, pointing to constellations, planets, etc.
  • Dates and Times:  Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm 
  • Requirements:  A 3-hour projector training is needed for those who volunteer to run the projector.
FSU College Access Programs

Project #348:  GEAR UP Office Assistance

  • Students will: support GEAR UP staff; enter data into computer; assist with mailing out correspondence; type correspondence; research college preparation initiatives; maintain college resource library; and create flyers, newsletters, and Powerpoint presentations for middle and high school students.
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
  • Requirements:  Ability to work in an office environment (type 40 wpm); be an enthusiastic receptionist; possess good communication skills; be detail oriented; be reliable and mature.  Must also be able to provide customer service and follow directions.

Project #349:  Talent Search Office Assistant

  • Students will:  Provide assistance to the Educational Talent Search staff by filing, typing, creating flyers and Powerpointpresentations, assist with mailing out correspondence, making follow-up telephone calls to parents and students.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Requirements:  Ability to work in an office environment (type 40 wpm); be an enthusiastic receptionist, possess good communication skills; be detail oriented; be reliable and mature.  Must also provide customer service and follow directions.
FSU Early Childhood Learning Center

Project #519:  Enhancing skills of children 0-5 through creative activities

  • Project Info:  Each day is a new and different day at the Early Childhood Learning Center.  Each Lead Teacher prepares weekly lesson plans, therefore plans will be implemented daily.  But as with any plan, flexibility is vital; therefore any project will include social, emotional and cognitive skills.  Creative activities, creative play and all skills that enhance a child's learning are vital projects to a child's success.  Students will also be expected to share and implement with teachers' approval, their creative ideas.  Learning and safety are ECLC's top priorities for children.
  • Days and Times:  ECLC is open 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday - Friday.  Service hours may be scheduled based on students' availability.

Office of Continuing Education & Summer School

Project #526:  Program Assistance

  • Project Info:  The Office of Continuing Education and Summer School have ongoing projects organizing programs, developing promotional material (flyers, brochures, t-shirt logos, improving our web presence), updating professional databases, posting and distributing materials around campus, converting records to electronic files, and other miscellaneous jobs depending on the time of year.  Assistance would truly be appreciated.
  • Based on student's availability between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday
  • Other info: The agency requests students that are independent workers, organized, and pays attention to detail when doing data entry.  The agency could utilize students with some with graphic design skills also.

Mason Unlimited, Inc.

Project 641:  Mason Unlimited Afterschool Program

  • Project info:  Social sciences majors will conduct activities that will build self-esteem and character.  The activities conducted will allow the participants to interact with one another in groups.  Education majors can provide lesson plans that will help increase student knowledge in reading, math, and comprehension.  Physical education majors can put together simple activities of routines that would increase participants physical health.
  • Days and Times:  Monday-Friday 2:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Requirements:
    • Background check
    • Must be able to provide a picture ID/driver's license
    • Completion of volunteer application
Southeastern NC Radio Reading Service

Project #390:  Book Reading

  • Students will:  Record readings of various books
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 9:50am, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm to 4:00pm and Friday 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application

Project #391:  News Reading

  • Students will:  Read selected news articles both live and recorded
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Saturday 9:30am to 12:00 noon; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm to 2:00pm; Wednesday 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application

 Project #392:  Office Assistance

  • Students will:  Provide assistance with presentations and Excel spreadsheets, graphics and charts based on statistics; scanning documents to create digital files; and other office tasks.
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application

 Project #393:  Textbook Reading **Project available during summer months only**

  • Students will:  Record readings of textbooks.
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application

Project #394:  Other Projects

  • Students will:  Assist in developing additional shows for the reading service such as sports, news and health.  Volunteers may also assist in beginning new programs such as grocery ads and store ads. 
  • Days and Times:  Open.  Grocery and Store Ads - Wednesdays 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application

Project #395:  Website Development Design

  • Students will:  Assist in the creation of a website for the Southeastern Radio Reading Services
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:  Must complete a volunteer application

Project #397:  Marketing Assistance

  • Volunteers will:  Assist with promoting an upcoming talent contest fundraiser to be held on March 16th.  In addition, students will provide graphic design services such as logo creation. 
  • Days and Times:  Open
  • Other information:
    • Students with design software experience preferred
    • Must complete a volunteer application

Umoja Group

Project #587:  Promotional Material Development

  • Students will: Work with Umoja Group to learn more about the Umoja group and its projects in order to create flyers, brochures to promote the Umoja group and their programs.  Students may also assist with revising and updating the Umoja Group's website.
  • Days and Times:  Open - Varies based on student availability
Project #633:  Organizing Pictures and Articles
  • Students will:  Assist with organizing and cataloging pictures, articles and promotional materials from the various programs conducted by the Umoja Group over the years.
  • Days and Time:  Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 based on students availability
University College Supplemental Instruction Program
Project #635:  Supplemental Instructional Program
  • Students will:  Support the Supplemental Instruction staff by entering data into computer; assisting with mailing out correspondence; typing correspondence; assisting with filing; making follow-up telephone calls; creating flyers, newsletters, and office forms.
  • Days and Times:  Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 based on student's availability
  • Other information:  Student should be able to work in an office environment (type 40wpm); be an enthusiastic receptionist; possess good communication skills; be detail oriented; be reliable and mature.  Students must also be able to provide customer service and follow directions.

Fayetteville and Cumberland County Area Service Opportunities

American Red Cross - Highlands
 Project #119:  Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer
  • Students will:  Be on call to help do case work with families who have suffered disaster.  Most local disasters are house fires.  Students would assist with paperwork and Red Cross Assistance with emergency needs of food, clothing, and housing.
  • Date and Time:  Most evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00 am the next morning
  • Other information:  Background check is required.  Training is required and provided by Red Cross free of charge.
Project #120:  Community Outreach Events
  • Students will:  Attend community events promoting who we are, where we are, and what we do in our Armed Forces Department, Disaster Department, and Health and Safety Department and Recreation Department.
  • Date and Time:  Varies
  • Other information:  Individuals comfortable with meeting new people are wanted.
Project #214:  Administrative Support
  • Students will:  Perform duties as front desk receptionist/administrative assistant
  • Dates and Times:  Monday-Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm 12-15 hours per week
  • Other information:  Telephone etiquette, basic computer skills, people skills are preferred
Project #574:  Scrubby Bear
  • Project info:  Scrubby Bear is a new program offered through the American Red Cross - Highlands Chapter.  Scrubby Bear is a mascot that works in conjunction with a small group of facilitators that will read a short story based on the Three Little Bears referring to germs.  The facilitators will also teach the children a short song to the tune of Row Your Boat that assists the children in understanding the proper hand washing techniques.  Then Scrubby Bear visits with the children.
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible based on students availability.  This is a group project that will require schedule coordination with members of the group.
  • Required: 
    • Must attend American Red Cross - Highlands Chapter orientation
    • Must submit to background check.
Project #577:  Resource Guide Building and Updating
  • Project Info:  This is a project that has been going on for 2 years that needs to be picked up and updated to the new layout of the Region.  The Regional Resource Guide is for our caseworker to refer disaster clients for additional resources for day to day responses as well as for use by staff coming into the region to help for large disaster relief operations and caseworkers.
  • Days and Times:  Flexible.
Better Beginnings Healthcare Solutions
Project #631:  Medical Office Assistance
  • Students will:  Greet clients, answer phones, schedule appointments, file records, scan documents, use electronic health records.
  • Days and Time:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Connections of Cumberland County
Project #653:  Case Management Associate
  • Project Info:  Connections of Cumberland County operates the only "walk in" day resource center for homeless women and children in our community.  Case management is available to clients at no cost.  Under the direction of a case manager, students will experience varying levels of case management and follow up for homeless women or those at imminent risk of homelessness.  Students will perform follow up tasks to ensure that clients are following through with the action steps needed to stabilize their lives.  Students will assist clients with job searches and applications.  Students will assist clients with basic computer skills, resume building and setting up email addresses to receive correspondence from potential employers.  Students may be paired with masters level social work interns who are completing intensive internships in our Intern Learning Lab.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about person centered case management combined with accountability based practices geared toward promoting self-reliance and alleviating our clients' dependency on social programs to meet basic human needs for themselves and their children.  Students will assist with data collection during client follow up activities.  Students may assist with activities for children when their mothers are participating in confidential group and individual therapy sessions.  Students may assist with outreach and public awareness initiatives.
  • Days and Times:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled in a social work service learning course
    • Must submit to a background check at the cost of the student
    • Complete and submit a volunteer application
Project #654:  Social Media - Peer to Peer Marketing
  • Project Info:  Connections of Cumberland County operates the only "walk in" day resource center for homeless women and children.  We are in need of students to expand our reach in our community through social media engagement and peer to peer marketing efforts.  We ultimately desire to reach potential funders to increase our program's sustainability in our community to offer no cost accountablity based programming designed to promote self reliance among homeless women.  We desire to offer programming that will break the cycles of dependency so that homeless children will have stable home lives and not repeat patterns of behavior that will impair their ability to learn, thrive and contribute positively to our community.  This is a unique opportunity for student engagement and offers flexibility in time commitment.  Students will expand our social media efforts and reach.  Students will have opportunities to participate in marketing efforts at different community events and document these efforts on social media.  All work will be performed on the students own computer or laptops that are available for in-agency use.  All marketing efforts must be pre-approved by the agency's marketing committee.
  • Days and Times:  Flexible
  • Requirements:
    • Must submit to a background check at the cost of the student
    • Complete and submit a volunteer application

Cumberland County Dispute Resolution Center
Project #18:  Teen Court
  • Students will:  Work with first time offenders from 11 years to 19 years
  • Date and time:  2nd and 4th Mondays of each month; 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Project #462:  Court Intake
  • Students will:  Be present at the front of the courtroom to receive cases for mediation.  The volunteer will also complete intake paperwork required for the case to be mediated.
  • Days and Times:  Mondays 8:30am to 12:00pm
Cumberland HealthNet
Project #253:  Office Assistant
  • Students will:  assist in office duties such as filing and spreadsheet maintenance.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm 
  • Other information:
    • Dress is business casual
    • Students will have to sign a confidentiality form
Easter Seals UCP Dorothy Spainhour Center
Project #71:  Classroom Assistant
  • Students will:  Spend time in the classroom interacting with the children and assisting teachers.
  • Dates and Times:  Varies
  • Other information:  Volunteers must sign a confidentiality waiver/agreement and complete 3 required forms for licensing status.
Fascinate-U Children's Museum
Project #524:  Museum Art and Science Activity Assistance  ·
  • Volunteers will:  Assist with hands-on scheduled science and art activities with pre-school and school-aged children.
  • Dates and Times:  All events are held at the museum unless otherwise noted.
    • Friday, September 30th 9:30-10:30
    • Saturday, October 1st 9:50-10:30
    • Thursday, October 13th 8:20-2:00 at Vanstory Elementary
    • Friday, October 14th 8:20-1:00 at Vanstory Elementary
    • Saturday, October 15th 11:00-1:00
    • Tuesday, October 25th 9:00-11:00 
    • Wednesday, October 26th 9:00-11:00
    • Thursday, October 27th 9:00-11:00
    • Friday, October 28th 9:00-11:00
    • Monday, October 31 4:00-6:00
    • Saturday, November 19th 11:00-1:00
    • Tuesday, November 29th 10:00-1:00
    • Wednesday, November 30th 10:00-1:00
    • Thursday, December 1st 10:00-1:00
    • Wednesday, December 7th 4:00-5:00
Project #530:  General Museum Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist in a variety duties within the museum.
  • Days and Times:  Museum hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. 
Fayetteville City Rescue Mission
Project #480:  General Volunteer Assistance
  • Assist with the meal service held three times a week.  Students can also assist with the Saturday clothes distribution by setting up tables, distributing the clothes and clean up afterwards.  
  • Days and Times:
    • Meal Service:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm (there is a significant need for student assistance in this area)
    • Clothes Distribution:  Saturday (if no rain) 9:00am to 2:00pm

Fayetteville Urban Ministry
**Please note:  the following volunteer opportunities with FayettevilleUrban Ministry require a background check and completed volunteer application
Project #374:  Community Liaison Assistant
  • Students will:  Assist FUM Community Liaison (CL) in developing, strengthening, and expanding FUM programs; perform general administrative duties to include filing, typing, receiving and making business phone calls, and organizing the physical work area; assist with recruitment, screening, training and interviewing of all current and prospective volunteers and associates of FUM; assist CL in conducting team building and communication trainings with FUM staff;
    assist the FUM Community Liaison (CL) in managing and facilitating all large FUM fundraisers (Mardi Gras, Duck Derby, Golf Tournament, Honor Card); assist with volunteer recruitment to include public speaking, workshops, and face to face contact; process andscreen prospective volunteers (job coaches, mentors, tutors, etc.); coordinate with local professionals, businesses, organizations and professional groups to provide funds, volunteers, materials, training, tours and other resources used to serve FUM's clients; assist in the planning and conducting In-service trainings for staff; assist the CL in managing FUM's web presence and electronic mass communications; maintain computer and written documentation of activities and services developing, typing, copying, and filing documents, including correspondence, newsletters, reports, program materials, funding applications, publicity, and others (serving as FUM's historian and marketing professional); make telephone calls as needed for FUM services and activities; mailing and email FUM materials to volunteers, youth participants, community partners, parent/guardians, donors, andfunding sources, etc; assist with marketing, publicizing andnetworking FAF/FUM programs; assist with program meetings and public speaking engagements; build strong relationships andopen communication with referring parties; provide support for daily operations for FAF/FUM services;network andassist other FUM programs when available; attend trainings, workshops, or conferences that strengthen attributes of profession or program; and assist in grant writing.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  •  Requirements:
    • Proficiency with phone etiquette
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Basic typing skills
    • File and organization skills
    • Creative thinking and strategic planning
    • Must be willing to commit at least 25 hours of service
Project #375:  Operations and Program Assistant
  • Students will:  Assist the Director of Operations and Programs (DOP) in developing, strengthening, and expanding FUM programs; assist the DOP in the management and optimization of the annual FUM budget; perform general administrative duties to include filing, typing, receiving and making business phone calls, and organizingthe physical work area; assist with recruitment, screening, training, and interviewing of all current and prospective volunteers and associates of FUM; conduct team building andcommunication trainings with FUM staff; assist the DOP in developing professional written communications such as Public Service Announcements, marketing materials, policies, and protocols; assist in the maintenance of computer and written FUM records of activities and services; assist the DOP in overseeing the maintenance of the standards and policies set by outside agencies and entities; and other miscellaneousduties to coordinate with Fayetteville Urban Ministry Executive Director and FUM board.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Requirements:
    • Proficiency with phone etiquette
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Basic typing skills
    • Filing and organizing skills; creative thinking and strategic planning
    • Must be willing to commit at least 25 hours of service
Project #376:  Find-A-Friend Program (FAF) Assistant
  • Students will:  Assist FAF Programs Coordinator withadministration of the Find-A-Friend Program; compile monthly, quarterly, and annual reports about program activities, progress, and effectiveness for internal andexternal use; conduct interpersonal skills case management duties; assist in the development of workshop materials for group sessions with youth, parents and volunteers; assist in the facilitation of group sessions andtutoring with youth ages 7 to 18; assist in volunteer recruitment efforts; assist in volunteer training; prepare, type, copy and file documents, including correspondence, newsletters, reports, program materials, funding applications, publicity, and others as needed by FAF staff; answer telephone calls for FAF staff and handle messages to staff members; make telephone calls as needed for FAF services and activities; communicate electronically, verbally and manually with referring parties, youth, parents, volunteers, donors, other FUM staff, and others involved with FAF; maintain computer and written records of activities and services; assist in maintaining client records and confidentiality; assist with volunteer screening; and other duties as assigned by the Find-A-Friend Programs Coordinator.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • Proficiency with phone etiquette
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Basic typing skills
    • Filing and organization skills
    • Creative thinking and strategic planning
    • Must be willing to commit at least 25 hours of service
Project #377:  Adult Literacy Program Assistant
  • Program Information:  The Adult Literacy Program is one of the four programs of the FayettevilleUrban Ministry (FUM).  The ALP assists adults with low literacy levels in the areas of reading, writing, math, English, and basic computer skills.  The program serves 150-185 adult students each year.
  • Students will:  Record all incoming documents and manage data entry using the LACES LitPro System; support the Literacy Team in the creation of excellent professional development materials for tutors and students; record all incoming documents and manage data entry using the LACES LitPro System; prioritize and manage a high volume of phone calls and emails; assist with the intake and assessment process for all incoming students; assist in developing; organizing and ensuring delivery of the ALP monthly email to tutors and the FUM staff to be sent out to their target list; support students, volunteers, and staff as needed; and attend occasional fundraising and publicity events on the weekends.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Requirements: 
    • Attention to detail
    • Basic computer and typing skills
    • Customer Service
    • Must be willing to commit at least 25 hours of service
Fresh Touch Ministries Inc.
Project #261:  Feeding Program
  • Students will:  Assist with preparing meals, serving meals, and clean up.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Future Endeavors Life Program
Project #645:  F.E.L.P. Squad Edition
  • Project Info:  F.E.L.P. is seeking an aspired blogger/newsletter writer that will electronically publish articles monthly.  Newsletter writers/bloggers will write articles and blog on topics related to the organization.  Topics may be suggested by F.E.L.P. members and volunteers.  All articles should be written and submitted for approval by the outreach coordinator and executive director by the first of each month.  The amount of time spent on an article varies by the length of the article.  Deadlines must be strictly observed.  Articles must be sent electronically and posted on other social media websites.
  • Days and Times:  Varies
  • Requirements:
    • Must have strong writing and research skills
    • Must be able to work independently as well as with a team and meet deadlines

Project #651:  F.E.L.P. Mentoring Program
  • Students will:  Be assigned as a positive role model to one at-risk/willing youth for the academic year.  The student will serve as a mentor that will provide guidance, encouragement, commitment & motivation in the life of the youth.  The mentor should spend at least 8 hours per month with their mentee.  The mentor will be asked monthly to give a brief report of the mentoring relationship.
  • Days and Times:  Flexible
  • Requirements:
    • Background check
    • Willingness to work with at-risk youth ages 10-17
    • Attendance of mentor trainings
    • Must be willing to commit to the entire academic year
Project #660:  F.E.L.P. Holiday Volunteer
  • Project Info:  F.E.L.P. is seeking 15 volunteers this holiday season to take part in 3 community projects.  The community projects are as follows:  The "Boxes of Love" project, Belk Charity Fundraising, F.E.L.P. gift wrapping.  The Boxes of Love project is a project in which many community organizations & individuals will come together to help collect canned food items & donations to help 50 youth and families in need for Thanksgiving.  Donations should be dropped off every Friday.  The Belk Charity Fundraising volunteer will be responsble for selling fundraising tickets.  Volunteers will have the ability to sell tickets at Cross Creek Mall on specific times and hours.  F.E.L.P. gift wrapping will take place in the month of December at Barnes and Noble.  The volunteer is required to work their designated time and day of shift.
  • Days and Times:  Varies
Heritage Place Senior Living
Project #594:  Saturday Bingo
  • Project info:  Students will assist with Bingo int he independent living building.  There will ne no need to setup or clean up after activity.  The residents take it upon themselves to do this.  Five games of Bingo is played with two winners each game.  Once all games have been played the nedt set of Bingo games are played in the assisted living building.  The same rules apply to this building as well.  Five games, with two winners each game.  There are residents that might need some help that are hearing or vision impaired.  This would be a time where the student would need to walk around the room and help those residents that need it.  There will always to an activity staff member on site at all times if the students has questions or concerns.
  • Days and Times:  Saturdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Requirements
    • Loud voice and friendly disposition
    • Casual but conservative dress - no high heels, low-cut tops, shorts, sagging pants, or any clothing with profanity on it.
    • Current TB test
    • Background check
Project #595:  Activities Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist with or run numerous activities such as Wheel of Fortune, crafts, bible studies, socials, and in-room specialized visits.
  • Days and Times: Monday -Sunday 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Requirements:  
    • Casual but conservative dress - no high heels, low-cut top, shorts, sagging pants, or any clothing with profanity on it.
    • Current TB test
    • Background check
NAMI - Cumberland, Harnett & Lee Counties
Project #662:  Mental Health Education and Support Meetings
  • Students will:  Assist with monitoring the mental health and support meetings by replenishing refreshments, greeting speakers and guests, and passing out printed information to meeting participants.
  • Days and Times:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:30pm to 8:00pm
 Operation Blessing of Fayetteville, INC
Project #435:  General Volunteer Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist with a variety of duties to include clothing closet, food pantry, and front desk reception.  Other opportunities that are available for special events and projects include annual fundraising events (golf tournament in the spring and banquet in the fall), Thanksgiving and Christmas meal distribution, food drives, baby showers, grant writing, Earn While You Learn Parenting Classes.  The organization is also open to other ideas. 
  • Dates and Times: Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm (closed for lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm) and Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Other information:
    • Pre-Volunteer Application required.
    • Volunteer orientations are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 9:30 am
    • Dress code (discussed during orientation)
Partnership for Children of Cumberland County
Project #664:  Partnership's Toddler Town at Kidtopia
  • Students will:  Assist in the following areas - Social Media - Staff PFC photo booth. Snap family pics and help compile an album to upload to Facebook; Family Engagement - Partner up with PRC staff to assist at a table/display of brochures, bookmarks, and handouts.   Students will also be afforded the opportunity to engage with families by distributing PFC information and referring questions to contact personnel the student is working with; Infact/Toddler Zone - Friendly, caring, patient and energetic students are needed to assist with this area; Stroller Valet - An extremely organized and responsible volunteer is needed to be in charge of this space; Comfort Station - Set up families with diaper changing and feeding stations.  Be on hand to welcome families and help secure privacy.
  • Day and Times:  Saturday, November 12th 9:00am to 1:00pm or 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Salvation Army
Project #400:  Salvation Army Family Store
  • Students will:  Learn behind the scenes of how Salvation Army Family store raises money to benefit the many programs it sponsors.  Students will learn to sort clothes, shoes, purses, belts for sell and guidelines for ragging out same items.  Green culture will be shown on bundling rag out clothes, shoes, purses, belts, etc.  Grading of books, tapes - VHS, cassettes, CD's will be taught, along with what is to be discarded.  Also volunteers will be taught how to hang clothes using a color-coded flow, ensuring clothes are hung neatly and has eye appeal.  Volunteers will assist customers with questions and placing items for sell.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Other information:  Upon placement, student will need to complete a volunteer application.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Project #479:  General Volunteer Assistance
  • Students will:  Assist in the warehouse to include safely and efficiently handling food donations; inspection/examination for contaminants; sorting products by type; stocking inventory in designated areas; and repackaging loose items.
  • Dates and Times:  Monday - Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 3:30pm. 
  • Other information:
    • Volunteer application required
    • Must attend volunteer orientation 
Project # 656:  5th Annual Agency Relations Conference
  • Students will:  Assist with seating attendees, monitoring doors, giving directions to attendees, breakfast support, and lunch support.
  • Day and Time:  Thursday, October 13th 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Requirements:  Must sign up by September 30th.
St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center
Project #562: Tutoring Children in Grades 2 -5 from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Project info:  The St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center is a collaborative effort with the Church and the School to provide educational support to students and their families.  Now in its 19th year, the program has evolved into a two-day per week program including transportation to the program and home, snack, recess, tutoring and a complete dinner, as well as educational opportunities, family support, and a week long summer camp.  The Neighborhood Youth Center is totally funded by grants and donations.  We serve students from TC Berrien and Walker-Spivey Elementary Schools.  Our preferences are to serve children who are disadvanaged and behind in reading and math.  All faiths are welcome.
  • Volunteers will:  Tutor children in grades 2 through 5 in reading and math.
  • Days and times:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Other information:  
    • Background check required
    • Completion of Safe Environment Training course provided by agency.
Sustainable Sandhills
Project #533:  Green Business Certifier Program
  • Students will:  Learn to certify businesses, non-profits, and government entities as green businesses.
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
  • Other info:  Student must have an interest in sustainability, business,  be detail-oriented, and not adverse to working with people.
 Project #534:  Community Supported Agriculture
  • Students will:  Research food, interact with Sandhills Farm 2 Table gathering site members, hand out produce boxes, design newsletter on local food & food events, talk to members about local food topics.
  • Days and Times:  Thursdays 12:30pm to 5:30pm. 
  • Other info:  Interest in food, local food, agriculture, health
 Veterans Empowering Veterans
Project #139:  Grant Writing Team
  • Students will:  Assist with grant writing applications for at least two upcoming grants.  VEV is interested in applying for a Community Block Grant and a FEMA grant to gain operational funding and funding for a new building
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
Project #140:  Advertising Team
  • Students will:  Assist with marketing of Veterans Empowering Veterans including print materials and radio PSAs.  VEV has logos, brochure, and newsletter
  • Dates and Times:  Flexible
Project #141:  Teaching Team
  • Students will:  Assist with developing and delivery of training classes for clients.  VEV would like to offer training sessions on financial literacy, budgeting, credit management, resume writing, and other topics relevant to their clients.
  • Dates and Times:  Open - Hope to hold classes 1-3 times a week
Project  #142:  Business Planning and Administrative Support
  • Students will:  Assist with developing a business organizational chart and developing the administrative processes for the Veterans Empowering Veterans Center.  Administrative Support for the VEV through on-site service up to three times a week.
  • Dates and Times:  Open
Project #644:  Business Partnership - Entrepreneurship Training
  • Students will:  Assist with setting up an administrative outreach team to help others understand what is needed to run a business or non-profit.  Students will assist with training participants the skills needed for working in an office environment and learning computer skills.  Students will also assist with training participants in the process of setting a business or non-profit, planning and decision making.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Project #92:  Activities at Whispering Pines
  • Students will:  Assist with activities and special events.
  • Days and Times:  Monday - Friday 10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Requirements:
    • Must sign a confidentiality statement
    • Must submit to a background check
    • Must complete a volunteer application

Service Opportunities Outside of Cumberland County

Bolton Senior/Youth Center

**Service Opportunity is located in Bladen County**

Project #191:  Bolton Senior/Youth Center Assistant

  • Students will:  Assist with programs in an office setting.  Students may also assist with the multiple programs that the Center offers such as the Safe Haven After school Program, Senior programs, WIC, and GED programs.
  • Dates and Times:
    • Safe Haven After school program:  September - June Monday - Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    • Senior Programs:  Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
    • WIC:  Tuesdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm
    • GED:  Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm and 9:00pm

 E.O.P.T. Childcare and Preschool **Located in Raeford NC**

Project #364:  Early Childhood Education/Child Development

  • Students will:  Assist staff in providing children age 6 weeks to 12 years a safe and secure environment, individualized attention and affection, teaching and practices that aid in the development of satisfying relationships, self-discipline, and a variety of multicultural experiences.
  • Dates and Times:  Organization  hours of operation are Monday - Friday 5:30am to 7:00pm
  • Volunteer requirements: 
    • Background check
    • Fingerprint card
    • Medical physical
    • TB Test
    • Completed volunteer application

 Guardian ad Litem - Robeson County

Project #238:  Guardian ad Litem Program

  • Project info:  Our children are involved in Juvenile Court through no fault of their own.  If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of children, then the Robeson County Guardian ad Litemprogram is the place for you.  You will have the opportunity to show that there are caring adults who are willing to provide them with a voice in court.
  • Dates and Times:  Varies
  • Other information:

    • Students must be 18 years of age or older, cannot have conviction of felony or crime against children, and cannot have a substantiation of abuse or neglect.  Must have a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of children.
    • A background check is conducted by the office.  After the background check is cleared, the student will complete 30 hours of training and then is sworn in by a judge.  After the student is sworn in, they will be assigned a case.

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