Volunteer Raleigh

Good People doing Great Things

Last updated Nov. 20, 2017 - 2:15 pm
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Are you interested in serving your community, but you’re not sure where to start? Are you currently involved in service, but are interested in knowing what other ways you can help? Are you an organization that is looking for ways to recognize your current volunteers or would like to recruit more?

If any of these things ring true, Volunteer Raleigh can help! Volunteer Raleigh connects people to volunteer opportunities within City departments, City-funded agencies and organizations that provide services to enhance the quality of life for our neighborhoods and communities.

Volunteers provide more than 118,000 hours of service to over 50 nonprofit and public agencies, which saves the community approximately $ 2.6 million.

Our goal is to engage all members of the community as partners to help meet the need for volunteers in Raleigh.

"When Good people do great things, Great things happen to good people."
- Marionna Poke-Stewart, MPA, MBA


Volunteer Raleigh offers opportunities to citizens from 18 years of age and up.

You pick the time that best fits your schedule and how many hours you want to volunteer. New volunteers are encouraged to visit several potential sites before deciding on a placement.

Once you have decided where you would like to serve, your site will set up orientation and training time.

Some sites do require an additional application as well as a background check, please be sure to ask if you are unsure if these things are required of you.

Orientation and Training

Depending on the site you are interested in serving with, that site will have specific requirements for orientation and training. Some sites require you shadow current volunteers, while others do require a background check before you can start volunteering.

Be sure to check with the Volunteer Coordinator at your site or with Volunteer Raleigh to be sure of the requirements.

You will receive the training you need before you volunteer! Volunteer Raleigh and our partners are dedicated to ensuring volunteers are trained to fulfill their roles effectively.


Here are a few things volunteering can help you do:

  • Meet new people and expand your network
  • Improve your health and happiness
  • Give back to your community
  • Discover your goals and aspirations
  • Learn and grow new skills
  • Help advance your career by adding to your resume

Volunteering allows the organizations to expand services and reach greater need that they would not be able to offer without the help from volunteers.

Volunteering leads you to find the joy of serving others and helping to improve your community.

When you register to be part of the Volunteer Raleigh program, you also receive:

  • T-Shirt and Volunteer Raleigh gear based on the number of hours you serve
  • Connection to a growing network of volunteers and opportunities around the City of Raleigh and Wake County
  • Invitation to the Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet in the Spring, based on how many hours you serve

Find A Place to Serve

For more information on Volunteer Raleigh, or to add your agency to our volunteer database, please feel free to contact the Community Engagement Division of the Department of Housing and Neighborhoods at 919-996-6295, or email Volunteer Raleigh.

Volunteer Raleigh Paper Registration
Volunteer Raleigh Online Registration

Volunteer Sites

Amedisys Hospice Inc.: 220 New Fidelity Ct, Garner, NC 27529

Capital Towers: 4808 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Carriage House Caring Hearts: 116 St. Marys Street, Raleigh, NC 27605

The Carying Place: 491 James Jackson Ave, Cary, NC 27513

Cary Senior Center: 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513

CASA: 624 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Comfort Zone Camp: Raleigh, NC 27603

Doorway to Hope: Cary, NC 27511

Dorcas Ministries: 187 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27511

Eastern Wake Senior Center: 323 Lake Dr, Wendell, NC 27591

Family Promise of Wake County: 903 Method Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606

GoRaleigh Ambassador Program: Various Routes

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County: 2420 Raleigh Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604

Healing Transitions: 1251 Goode Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Hopeline: Raleigh, NC 27604

Insightful Visionaries: 3350 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh NC 27609

InterAct of Wake County: 1012 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: 1001 Blair Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603

LGBT Center of Raleigh: 324 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Loaves and Fishes: 1950 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610

Marbles Kids Museum: 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Meals on Wheels | Various Locations

North Raleigh Ministries: 9650 Strickland Road, Suite 175, Raleigh, NC 27615

Northern Wake Senior Center: 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources: 222 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Passage Home: 513 Branch St, Raleigh, NC 27610

Poe Center for Health Education: 224 Sunnybrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610

The Power of the Dream: 9650 Strickland Rd, Suite 103-112, Raleigh, NC 27615

Raleigh City Farm: 800 Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604

Read and Feed: 193 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511

Rise Against Hunger: 3200 Wellington Ct #112, Raleigh, NC 27615

RLCB, Inc.: 2701 Noblin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle: 150 Donmoor Court, Garner, NC 27529

Raleigh Police Department: 6716 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

SAFEchild: 864 W Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Salvation Army of Wake County: 1863 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604

Senior TechEd: 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608

StepUp Ministry: 1701 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27608

Stormwater Management Division, City of Raleigh: 127 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Tammy Lynn Center: 739 Chappell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

Town of Cary Police Department: 120 Wilkinson Ave, Cary, NC 27513

Transitions LifeCare: 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Tuffy's Paw Patrol: 2500 Warren Carroll Dr, Raleigh, NC 27695

Triangle Radio Reading Service: 211 E Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Urban Ministries of Wake County: 1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603

The Wade Edwards Foundation & Learning Lab: 714 St. Mary's St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Wake Relief: 616 Tucker St, Raleigh, NC 27603

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