10 Ways to Volunteer in the Triad
- It’s always a rewarding time to give back and help others out. We’ve compiled a list of 10 ways that you can volunteer in the Triad right now. As with most things during this pandemic, opportunities and guidelines could change. You can check out the organizations website to see all of the latest information
- I Love The Triad – www.ilovethetriad.com
We’re going to start by sharing two ways that our very close to our heart. First is our I Love The Triad initiative. Throughout the year we give you new and practical ways to show others they are loved. From giving gift cards to restaurants so you can ‘pay it forward’ to collecting shoes for those who can’t afford a decent pair — you’ll fine new and creative ways to give back.
- R2 Food Bank – www.rentriad.church
Second is our Food Bank here at Renaissance Church. The Triad is the second hungriest region in the United States. The Triad is also smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt. To us, those two ideas should be exclusive. To us, the Church needs to step up and feed. Jesus said, “I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me when you failed to feed the least of these.” That’s why at Renaissance Church, we’ve decided that feeding the hungry is part of what we do. On Saturdays, we open our Food Bank to service those in need. Distribution happens from 9:00-10:00 a.m. every Saturday.
- Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC – nc.wish.org
Help grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. To volunteer with Make-A-Wish you will need to go through an interview process, attend a training and complete a background check.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont – www.bbbscp.org
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
- Open Door Ministries of High Point – www.odm-hp.org
Open Door Ministries is a non-profit ministry in High Point that seeks to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and the effects of poverty. Volunteer needs include providing and serving meals and various help in the men’s shelter.
- Reading Connections – www.readingconnections.org
Reading Connections provides free, individualized literacy services to adults in Guilford County who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, English language, math and/or technology skills. Volunteers are needed to work with adult learners in Greensboro or High Point. Remote tutoring opportunities are available online or via phone.
- Smart Start of Davidson County – www.partnershipforchildren.org
Smart Start works with children from birth through age five, implementing North Carolina’s Smart Start and NCPK school readiness programs. They have a successful record of improving the quality of child care, parenting resources, access to health care, and other support systems for Davidson County children.
- Bethesda Center for the Homeless (Winston Salem) – www.bethesdacenter.org
Volunteer opportunities include helping with their meal service by preparing (off-site) and serving dinner for 100 Bethesda Center guests. They also need volunteers who can assist their monitors at night during check-in.
- Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center – www.riverwoodtrc.org
Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center serves the special needs community through equine assisted therapies. Our mission is to provide quality, professional equine assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs. These activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well-being. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to sidewalk with our riders or lead our horses.
- Samaritan Ministries – www.samaritanforsyth.org
Samaritan Ministries are still feeding the community during the pandemic through a takeaway meal system. We rely on 8 volunteers for lunch to provide between 200-300 meals a day to our neighbors. Other opportunities are also available throughout the year.