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Days of Caring is Closed for this year

Day of Caring brings together thousands of volunteers, just like you, to roll up their sleeves and improve our community one project at a time! During the Day of Caring, we connect volunteers with dozens of nonprofits for a day of hard work, laughter, and making a change in our community. Day of Caring is the great team-building opportunity for families, coworkers, teens, and clubs. It’s also a great way for individuals to deepen their understanding of local human service needs, find a cause they care about, and get to work making a difference!

Below you will find the volunteer opportunities that are available for several different days of caring this year. Once you've found an opportunity you like, please click the registration button to sign-up.  

American Red Cross

Blood Drive (up to 45 blood donors) - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Give the gift of life by donating blood to patients in need.  Requirements: Healthy individuals over the age of 16. 

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 102 Ann Street, Fayetteville, Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up for the blood drive at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=UnitedWay

Hygiene Item Collection (Unlimited) 

Collect hygiene items for disaster clients, military members and veterans in hospitals or medical centers.

Return items to: UWCC 222 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville prior to May 13th.  Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Better Health of Cumberland County 

Yard Cleaning Project (4 volunteers needed) 

Raking yard and trimming bushes. Requirements: Come in comfortable clothing and covered shoes for moving items and doing yard work. Gloves and trimming shears/ scissors, and rake.

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00pm, Location: 1422 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville

Catholic Charities 

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm, Location: 726 Ramsey St. Suite 10 & 11

Food Receiver (6 volunteers needed)

Volunteers will help our staff, sort, organize, and shelf our items in their appropriate location in preparation of food distribution the following weeks.  They will also learn about the different partnerships we have to leverage resources and provide help, create hope, and serve all. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing. Lifting boxes.

Connections of Cumberland County - all projects are full

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Location: 119 North Cool Springs Street, Fayetteville

Packing Hygiene Kits (2 volunteers needed) 

Volunteers will spend time packing hygiene kits and rearrange the space to accommodate items. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing. Lifting boxes is involved.

Children's Room Organizing (2 volunteers needed) 

Volunteers will spend time deep cleaning the children's room (dust, vacuum, sanitize surfaces) and then will organize toys and books in appropriate play stations and shelves. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing. Lifting heavier boxes and shelves will be involved.

Painting Chalkboards (2 volunteers needed) 

Volunteers will assist with painting chalkboards for the facility. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes, old clothes you don't mind getting paint on. 

C.R.E.S.T w/ Cumberland Residential and Employment Services

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Location: 241 Tillinghast Street, Fayetteville

Room Clean-up and Sorting (10 volunteers needed) 

Volunteers will assist with cleaning, painting or setting up the C.R.E.S.T. Store and other rooms that support their vocational and day programs. Some lifting, stooping, and bending may be involved. Requirements: Dress comfortably. 

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults - all projects are full

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Location: 739 Blue Street, Fayetteville

Meals on Wheels (10 volunteers needed)

Teams of two (2) volunteers to deliver meals to homebound older adults. One volunteer to drive the route and the other volunteer to deliver the meal to the door. Routes generally take about one hour to run. Volunteers will arrive at the senior center and help pack meal for delivery and then run their assigned route(s). Requirements: Must use own vehicle to deliver meals. Casual dress.

Ramp Construction (10 volunteers needed)

Teams of two (2) volunteers will construct a handicap ramp in accordance with local/state residential building codes. Requirements: Teams must have an experienced project leader and their own construction equipment. Work clothes.

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Location: TBA

Fayetteville Urban Ministry

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Location: 701 Whitfield Street, Fayetteville

Emergency Assistance (6 volunteers needed)

Participants will be asked to process food/clothing/household donations, prepare food boxes for distribution, and assist with light cleaning and organization. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; informal attire, such as jeans/t-shirts.

Find-A-Friend Project (8 volunteers needed)

Participants will be asked to pick-up any trash/debris on the facility grounds and wash the Youth Center vehicles. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; informal attire such as jeans/t-shirts. Buckets, sponges and soap

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Location: 701 Whitfield Street, Fayetteville

Letter Carriers' Food Drive

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive (20 Volunteers) - Saturday, May 13, 2023

Participants will be located at various postal locations throughout Cumberland County and Second Harvest Food Bank to unload and sort donated food. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; working gloves; informal attire such as jeans/t-shirts. 

To View Times and Locations for the Letter Carriers' Food Drive- CLICK HERE 

ServiceSource

Time: 9:00 am to 11:30 am, Location: 600 Ames Street - Friday, May 19, 2023

Veggies for Vets (8 volunteers needed)

Volunteers will assist in the garden to prepare the beds for Warrior Bridge clients.  Lunch will be provided.

Requirements: Garden gloves, shovels, hand shovels

Vision Resource Center

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Location: 2736 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312

 Radio Reading Service (4 volunteers needed) 

The radio reading club has been relaunched. Come audition to volunteer to read and provide direct service over the air. You are giving back with your voice. The VRC provides training, will give you the articles to read (you may have to help us cut out the articles). Snacks and water will be provided. 

Shop & Lunch (10 volunteers needed)

Volunteers will assist the visually impaired to shop, describing items and answering questions. After members finish shopping, volunteers will assist them with ordering lunch at a downtown restaurant of their choice. Requirements: Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

Time: 10:30 am - 2:30pm, Location: Cool Spring Downtown District (Shops on Hay St.)

 

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