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At United Way of Cumberland County, we believe that you’re never too young to change the world. Youth are our future leaders, and with all the wonderful work going on in our community, we hope to see our young people get involved and find their passion.  

United Way of Cumberland County works in partnership with dozens of local nonprofits to raise funds and support important missions. Missions that mean warm meals, safe homes, and important medications. We are pleased to help connect you with some of the projects going on within our community.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEEN VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT PDF TO SHARE WITH TEENS. 


Note: all volunteer opportunities are for ages 13 and up. If your child is 11 or 12 stroll to the bottom to see the 3 volunteer locations available for them.  

 

UNITED WAY OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY

ASSISTANCE WITH THE CAMPAGIN KICK-OFF: August 25, 2022

Duties Include: Assist people with packing meals for those is need, move boxes and handout additional packing items.

ASSISTANCE WITH THE OVER THE EDGE EVENT: October 12-13, 2022

Duties Include: Check people in and assist with other duties, as needed.

 

FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Volunteering with FTCC gives students the chance to make a difference in their community in a safe environment and also spend time on the college campus where they may one day attend.

ASSISTANCE WITH THE TROJAN FIT 5K COLOR RUN: THIS EVENT HAS PASSED UNTIL 2023

Duties Include: Help set up and clean up for the color run. 

FOOD DRIVES FOR OUR FOOD PANTRY: Year-Round 

Duties Include: Donating and organizing food for the food pantry. To volunteer contact Sandy Ammons at ammonss@faytechcc.edu or 910-678-8441

 

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA

It is our mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We work with students, families, schools and the community to clear the path for all students to reach their full potential.

CONCESSION STAND, TABLING, & REGISTRATION VOLUNTEER FOR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Year-Round

Duties included: Assisting as needed during the basketball tournaments. To volunteer contact Tristyn Card at 919-614-6620

 

FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

It is important for us to engage with youth in our community, and provide them opportunities to learn, gain volunteer experience, and build relationships with our other volunteers, staff, and patrons. We welcome youth volunteers with open arms and want to be a resource for our youth volunteers. We can be flexible in terms of scheduling, too.

CONCERT AND EVENT ASSISTANCE: Year-Round

Duties Include: usher, ticket taker, box office, greeter, etc. To volunteer contact Anna Meyer at ameyer@fayettevillesymphony.org or 910-433-4690

 

CONNECTIONS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY

The annual art auction exposes students to community opportunities and introduces them to philanthropy at an early age. Students need to be able to arrive at the location an hour early to discuss tasks. Emails will be sent prior detailing appropriate clothing, assigned tasks, and date/location/time.

ANNUAL ART AUCTION ASSISTANCE:  September/October during the week, typically from 2-9pm. Shifts are available.  

Duties Include: Help set up and clean up our annual art auction. To volunteer contact SJ Schwartz at sarahjordan@connectionsofcc.org or 910-630-0106

 

THE SALVATION ARMY

Students can help The Salvation Army create change and provide hope throughout your community.

FOOD SERVICES ASSISTANCE:  Year-Round Monday through Friday 4-6pm  

Duties: Making dinner meal plates, passing out of dinner plates. To volunteer contact Lynn Thewes at lynn.thewes@uss.salvationarmy.org or 910-323-9769 ext. 66490

 

FAYETTEVILLE URBAN MINISTRIES

We strive to help students show God's compassion for our neighbors in need, and thus build our community together. The Emergency Assistance program houses a food pantry, clothing closet, and a financial assistance service which helps families and individuals in crisis.

FOOD PANTRY, CLOTHING CLOSET AND CUSTODIAN:  Year-Round Monday -Thursday 9am-5pm Friday 9am-4pm: first Saturday of each month 10am-1pm

Duties Include: Working in the food pantry, clothing closet or assist with cleaning up. To volunteer contact Haley Wood-Greene at hwood@fayurbmin.org or 910-483-5944

FUNDRASING STAFF:  Golf Classic Fundraiser is June 4, 2022 at 9am at Gates Four Golf & Country Club

Student volunteers will help us assist guests, set up for the event and clean up. To volunteer contact Mikayal Borrero at mborrero@fayurbmin.org or 910-483-5944

CAREER READINESS PROGRAM: AGES 14 TO 18

If a student is defined as at-risk, Fayetteville Urban Ministries can employ students at an hourly rate. Career Readiness candidate contact: Brian Jones at bjones@fayurbmin.org or 910-483-5944

 

GREATER LIFE OF FAYETTEVILLE

Students can become a Friend that educates and inspires at-risk and behaviorally challenged youth with innovative and culturally sensitive programs in order that they may thrive academically, socially, and morally. Come help young students grow both in and out of the classroom.

MENTORING FRIEND: Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm during the school year

Contact: Georgeanna at greaterlife.fayetteville@gmail.com or 910-364-9531

 

CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDEN

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Garden. We offer fun and challenging volunteer opportunities available year-round, indoors or outdoors. Youth volunteers are the key to connecting younger generations with gardening and conservation measures.

STAFFING FOR HORTICULTURE WORK AND PUBLIC EVENTS: Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Contact: Chris Walker at cwalker@capefearbg.org or Mallory McAden at mmcaden@capefearbg.org or 910-486-0221

 

NOTE: YOUTH 11 -12 YEARS OLD CAN ONLY VOLUNTEER AT THE NON-PROFITS LISTED BELOW. THEY ALSO NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT TO VOLUNTEER.

·       Fayetteville Urban Ministries

·       Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

·       Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation

Our Impact In 2020/2021

  • People Helped

    412,866

  • Volunteer Hours

    8,499

  • Funds Granted

    $509,014

  • Volunteers

    162

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