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
Note: all volunteer opportunities are for ages 13 and up. If your child is 11 or 12 scroll to the bottom to see the 3 volunteer locations available for them.
UNITED WAY OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY
ASSISTANCE WITH THE OVER THE EDGE EVENT: March 10-11, 2023
Duties Include: Check people in and assist with other duties, as needed.
ASSISTANCE WITH THE CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF: THIS EVENT HAS PASSED UNTIL August 2023
Duties Include: Assist people with packing meals for those is need, move boxes and handout additional packing items.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com or 910-483-5944
FUNDRASING STAFF: THIS EVENT HAS PASSED UNTIL 2023
Student volunteers will help us assist guests, set up for the event and clean up. To volunteer contact Mikayal Borrero at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or Mallory McAden at firstname.lastname@example.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