Updated by Katie Moosbrugger

Although some organizations may have changed their volunteer opportunities due to Covid, there are still plenty of ways to get involved in the community and give your time and support to those who need it. Over the past couple of years, we’ve compiled this directory of local non-profits looking for your help, and we’ll continually update it throughout the year. If we left off your favorite non-profit, please email me at Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com and we’ll make those updates.

Our hope is that you will choose one that is near and dear to your heart and get involved! This list can always be found on our Directories Page.

Click on each to go immediately to the following areas:
Triad Wide
Burlington & Greensboro Areas
High Point & Kernersville Areas
Winston-Salem and Surrounding Areas

Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC

Contact: Amanda Spain: volunteers@nc.wish.org
About:  We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We utilize volunteers for Volunteer Wish Granting, help with a few special events throughout the year, fundraising, auction item donations, seeking items in-kind for our wish kids and more! To inquire about our current needs in your area, please visit nc.wish.org/ways-to-help to submit a volunteer inquiry form.
Needs: We are currently looking for Volunteer Wish Granters (with an exceptional need for Spanish speaking volunteers) in our Triad region. Requirements to becoming a Wish Granter are going through an interview process, attending a Wish Granter training, successfully completing a background check and having a flexible schedule. We do run on normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 9-5pm, and need volunteers who can help during those hours. We only have a handful of events and happenings that take place on nights and weekends and do not need as much help in that area. We look forward to hearing from you.

After Gateway Inc.

501 S. Mendenhall St
Greensboro, NC 27403
Contact: 336-379-7670; aftergateway@gmail.com
About: After Gateway is a nationally accredited day health program for adults with severe developmental disabilities.
Amazon Gift Cards( to purchase games, music, music instruments, sensory toys) ; early learning games, sensory toys,   art supplies, AA and AAA batteries, paper products and pump hand sanitizer. Donate by visiting the website above and clicking on the donate tab OR mail/bring donations to the address above. For more information on how you can help, click HERE. Please contact them directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

Alcohol & Drug Services (ADS Integrative Health Services)

1101 Carolina Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: Les Quagliano, (336) 333-6860 ext 237; lquagliano@adsyes.org
About: ADS is a non-profit behavioral health prevention, intervention and treatment agency committed to a better future. Our mission is simple. We strive to reduce the impact of addiction, mental illness and medical disorders in Greensboro by creating meaningful change in individuals, groups, and communities. ADS’ professional staff provides thorough assessments and individualized, person-centered treatment plans because we understand that addiction touches every aspect of a person’s life – emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. In fact, 9 out of 10 of our clients are struggling financially and desperately need the comprehensive services we provide. We work to lift the stigma and encourage people to ask for help. ADS strives to break the cycle of behavioral health disorders by allowing children to thrive and families to heal. Science and research guide our teaching. Our clients realize that behavioral health disorders are not their fault, but recovery is their responsibility. We treat everyone with dignity, respect, and understanding. It takes courage to ask for help. It takes even more strength and determination to maintain well being. At ADS we change lives and create ripple effects felt across the community.
Needs:  Small gifts to be distributed (around 50 toys for kids ages 0-5, the children of the patients); Monetary donations. Please contact Les at lquagliano@adsyes.org with any additional questions.

BackPack Beginnings

Mailing Address:  1852 Banking Street, #9024  Greensboro, NC  27408
Physical Address:  3707-D Alliance Drive,  Greensboro, NC  27407  Visit backpackbeginnings.org/contact for weekly hours
Website: backpackbeginnings.org
Contact: Parker White: parker@backpackbeginnings.org; 336.954.7445
About: BackPack Beginnings’ mission is to deliver child-centric services to feed, comfort and clothe children in need. Our vision is a community of healthy and well-nurtured children. Our Food BackPack Program impacts childhood hunger by sending children home with backpacks full of nutritious, kid-friendly food on weekends during the school year. Our Comfort BackPack Program provides backpacks full of comfort items to abused/neglected, foster, homeless & refugee children. BackPack Beginnings also operates multiple school food pantries, a Personal Care Pantry, Book Beginnings program and a free clothing pantry. We are serving over 12,000 children annually.
Needs: Click HERE for our greatest needs
Volunteers: Click HERE  for opportunities to help in our office.  Kids of all ages are always welcome in the office (over 12 during COVID). Mom groups, homeschoolers, school trips, youth groups, girl scouts, etc often come in to help. Food BackPack Program:  Fruit cups, 2-gallon resealable bags, Chef Boyardee microwavable bowls, individual boxes of cereals, 100% juice boxes (delete this part please). Comfort BackPack Program: new/gently used stuffed animals, notebooks, individual packs of tissues, decks of playing cards, activity books, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, new/gently used books. Clothing and Food Pantries: healthy/non-perishable food items, canned fruits, dry pasta, cereals, oatmeal, etc; gently used children’s clothing. Personal Care Pantry: needs include all hygiene products (full or travel size).  Book Beginnings  new or gently used children’s books.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont

Greensboro Office
101 South Elm Street • Suite 212
Greensboro, NC 27401
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bbbscp
Amy Lawson Email: Amy@bbbscp.org; Tel: 336-378-9100 ext. 2 ; High Point Office 336.887.4685
About: 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.
Needs: Volunteers, Donors, and Partners.
Volunteers: Mentors must be at least 18 years old to become a BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER.
Donors: BBBS is a nonprofit agency and we rely on the support of the community to help children that are in need. Your donation positively impacts a child’s life!
Partners: Any business/organization that is willing to partner in a “BIG” way to help the “Littles”. We can use holiday assistance (adopting a family, helping to deliver holiday meals, etc.) We also need event volunteers to help with various BBBS fundraisers such as our golf and tennis tournaments. In addition, any local business that would like to provide activities such as providing free meals, discounts, tickets, etc. for our Matches (Bigs & Littles) to utilize within the community.

Creative Directions

427 Maple Ave
Burlington, NC 27215
Website: creativedirectionsinc.org
Contact: Email info@creativedirectionsinc.org or call 336-539-1015
About: A nonprofit organization created to meet the needs of the socially and economically disadvantaged along with those that desire growth for themselves and the community. Today we serve most of the socially and economically disadvantaged both youth and adult of all ages along with their families. These populations include juveniles, ex-offenders, the developmentally disabled and others.  Creative Directions has developed programs that will help these socially and economically disadvantaged groups put their lives in perspective and deal with the issues and problems that may distract them from living rewarding lives.
Needs: Donations are always welcomed. For specific volunteer opportunities, please stop by in person to fill out an application, or apply online here: creativedirectionsinc.org/volunteersmembership

Dylan’s Hearts

3508-A Gaston Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
  Donna Grahl, President and Founder, donna@dylanshearts.com
About: We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization helping families struggling financially fund their animals’ veterinary expenses.  By providing financial assistance in times of critical need, Dylan’s Hearts seeks to allow veterinary medical decisions to be made based on the most favorable outcome for the animal and not by the financial distress of the animal’s caregiver. The need for financial assistance is great and our vision is to give a greater number of people an opportunity to become a part of the solution.  By providing assistance in times of critical need, Dylan’s Hearts hopes to reduce the number of unnecessary euthanasia and help animals remain with their family rather than be surrendered in order to get the care needed.
Needs: Monetary donations and fundraising projects

Gate City Church of Christ

407 E. Vandalia Rd. 
Greensboro, NC
Website: wearegatecity.org
About: Each week Gate City Church of Christ feeds those in need in the Greensboro community a hot meal and provide them with items they may need. We welcome volunteers to join us on Sundays at 12 noon under the bridge on Spring Garden St. to serve our community. We also seek volunteers for various programs throughout the year for veterans, single moms, and youth.
Needs: financial donations to purchase food and supplies, food and drink donations, socks, shoes of all sizes and large aluminum pans for serving.

Greensboro Ballet

200 North Davie Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
About: The School of Greensboro Ballet is the only non-profit ballet school in the Greensboro area and one of a relative few in the country. Our goal is to offer the finest dance education to children of all ages. Some of our students have a serious interest in this art form and hope to become professional ballet dancers one day.
Needs: We could always use cash donations, but would also love to have computer paper, office supplies, party supplies (for events), craft supplies (for our camps) and services donated (IT help, Legal help, Printing, Merchandising, etc.). We are really hoping to get a multiple person van donated! We need this van to transport our dancers and supplies to our Educational Outreach programs, especially our Dance in the Schools lecture/demo performances.

Greensboro Children’s Museum

220 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: comeplay@gcmuseum.com
About: The Greensboro Children’s Museum engages all children and families in hands-on, fun, learning experiences which contribute to their growth and development through play, creation, outdoor exploration and STEM activities.
Needs:  GCM welcomes in-kind donations of paper bags, boxes, construction paper, manila paper, markers, paint, costumes, computer paper, holiday decorations, art supplies, glue sticks, craft paints, masking tape, poster board, kids scissors, pens, and gently used children’s books. These can be dropped off at the front desk at any time. For monetary donations, please contact Joe Rieke at jrieke@gcmuseum.com regarding sponsorship opportunities. Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

Greensboro Science Center

4301 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27455
Contact: (336) 288-3769 info@greensboroscience.org 
Get ready to go wild at the Greensboro Science Center! As the only facility in North Carolina to feature an accredited aquarium, museum, and zoo all in one destination, the GSC prides itself on hands-on educational and entertaining experiences. Be sure to check out the SciPlay Bay, an ocean adventure for little learners, designed especially for ages 10 and under. Thrill-seekers ages 8 and older will delight in SKYWILD, a treetop adventure park featuring challenges based on animal adaptations.  To learn more about all the ways you can get involved at the GSC – from becoming a member, attending an event, or volunteering – visit our website at greensboroscience.org/get-involved.
Needs: New crayons, washable markers, construction paper. Also, monetary donations are always appreciated!

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

200 North Davie Street, Suite 301
Greensboro, NC 27401
: Keyshia Haithcock: (336) 335-5456 ext. 239; khaithcock@greensborosymphony.org
About: The Greensboro Symphony seeks to enrich the community’s cultural life through production of the highest quality music and music education programs. With your support, the Greensboro Symphony can ensure that over 50,000 children throughout the Piedmont Triad receive a well-rounded, quality education that includes music and the arts. Whether it is our OrKIDStra program for 3-5 year olds, which partners classical music with development of literacy skills; our Elementary Education Concerts that touch the lives of thousands students throughout the Triad, or our partnership with Peck Elementary, where we provide complimentary instruments & individual music instruction to students lacking in musical outlet, the Greensboro Symphony makes a tremendous difference in the Triad.
Needs: Financial support is always welcome to ensure the success of our many education programs. You can donate by clicking here or by calling the Symphony at (336)335-5456, ext. 239.

Greensboro Urban Ministry

305 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro NC 27406
Website: greensborourbanministry.org
Contact: Gail Gore-Lewis: (336) 271-5959 ext. 305; lewis@guministry.org
About: Greensboro Urban Ministry is an ecumenical outreach that services those in the Greater Greensboro Area through the basics of food, shelter and emergency financial assistance.
Needs: Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer on site;  be self- motivated, organized and able to deal with people from different social and economic backgrounds Emergency Assistance Volunteers:  Interview clients to determine eligibility for food, financial assistance: utility, rent or mortgage; establish and maintain confidential records; refer for appropriate interventions, referral and follow-up services; ability to confidently and calmly handle emergencies and heightened emotional situations. A minimum (6) month commitment is requested.  Pathways Family Center is seeking an Administrative Support Volunteer.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  answering phones, filing and assisting clients to transition to independent housing

Guardian ad Litem Program

P.O. Box 3008, Greensboro, NC 27402
Contact: Seth Houk, District Administrator 336-412-7591 ; seth.a.houk@nccourts.org
About: Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteers serve as court-appointed advocates and the voice for children in the juvenile court system.  GALs perform an independent investigation into the circumstances of these children’s lives, facilitate their needs being met by helping locate community resources, and advocate for those services be put into place. Furthermore, GALs attend court hearings on behalf of the child to report to the Court what is in the child’s best interest concerning their life. GALs serve until the child is out of the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and into a safe, permanent home.
Needs: Community volunteers to serve 8-12 hours per month performing their duties as a court-appointed advocate. The time spent volunteering is flexible and built around the GAL’s schedule. Volunteers are needed from all backgrounds; no experience nor education requirements necessary.

Interactive Resource Center

407 E. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: Kerry kerry@ircgso.org or 336 332 0824, ext. 140
About: The Interactive Resource Center is a day center in Greensboro for people who are homeless or trying to keep from becoming homeless. We offer essential services such as laundry, mail, showers, and a medical clinic. We have a Veteran’s representative, as well as a disability lawyer that comes in weekly. There is a computer lab where guests can prepare a resume and search for employment, and we offer GED classes in partnership with GTCC. During the holidays, faith and community partners generally provide a meal for guests.
Needs: Ongoing needs include travel sized personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes. During the winter collect heavy winter coats. Supplies needed for our winter emergency shelter include grab n go snacks, coffee, sugar, 8 oz Styrofoam cups, oatmeal, fruit and granola bars, mac n cheese.

JDRF – Piedmont Triad (North Carolina Chapter)

216 West Market Street, Suite B
Greensboro, NC 27401
Website: jdrf.org/northcarolina
Contact: Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh at (336) 373-1768 or at eschaffner-mosh@jdrf.org. Visit us at facebook.com/JDRFTriad.
About: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s mission is to cure, treat, and prevent T1D and its complications through the support of research. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. In the Piedmont Triad, JDRF hosts many events throughout the year to raise funds for diabetes research, including One Walk events in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, an annual Gala that alternates between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, and an annual Golf Tournament in Pinehurst. The North Carolina Chapter also has several cycling teams, including one in the Triad, and a variety of networking and support groups for families, teens, and young leaders, dealing with type 1 diabetes.
Needs: Monetary donations are always needed to advance the most promising research toward a cure for T1D. We collect hundreds of donated auction items every year for our annual Hope Gala.

Kellin Foundation

2110 Golden Gate Drive, Suite B
Greensboro, NC  27405
Website: KellinFoundation.org
Contact: Kelly Graves, Ph.D., kelly@KellinFoundation.org or Mary Herbenick at mary@KellinFoundation.org
About: The Kellin Foundation’s mission is to build resilient children, families and adults through behavioral health services, victim advocacy, and community outreach. In 2020, we have served more than 10,000 community members through our trauma-informed programming — a 34% increase over the prior year.
Needs: Kellin provides high-quality behavioral health services to uninsured/underinsured children, adults and families who otherwise would not receive care. We welcome donations of any amount to support our work in helping clients move from crisis to wellness. Visit our website to donate and to learn more about how we’re fulfilling our mission.

McCauley Family Learning Center

441 S. Spring Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Linda Barrow, Administrative Director (336) 227-1118 linda_bmflc@bellsouth.net
About: McCauley Family Learning Center strives to “Strengthen Our Community Through Lifelong Learning”. Our non-profit Project L.I.F.T. (Learning Is Fun Together) funds scholarships for tutorials and our Creative Kidz Arts and Academics Summer Camp. Our programs invite families to be involved in their child’s learning process so students build the confidence and self-esteem to become LIFELONG LEARNERS! Learn more at www.mccauleyfamilylearningcenter.com
Needs: We also gratefully accept monetary donations to fund Project L.I.F.T. Scholarships. Financial Assistance to ensure all families have access to our programs. Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

Mental Health Greensboro

700 Walter Reed Drive
Greensboro NC 27403
: (336) 373.1402; info@mhag.org
About: The Mental Health Association in Greensboro provides leadership in identifying and addressing mental health needs and serves as an advocate for those dealing with mental health challenges by promoting hope and recovery.  We envision a just, humane, and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice. All of our services are provided free of charge and include one-on-one peer mentoring services, psychoeducational classes through our Wellness Academy, support groups and community education programs, information and referral services, and Compeer activities.
Needs: Please see their Amazon Wish List HERE.


2108-C Cheshire Way
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact: Dawn Ashby Caldwell, Director of Arts, 336-455-1618; dashby@lifespanservices.org
About: Mosaic Studio provides a safe, open and energetic environment for artists with disabilities to express themselves, grow and learn.
Needs:  2oz or 8oz bottles of acrylic paints; canvases-Michaels has great prices on the value packs; Gift cards from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics (needed for painting, making jewelry); paint brushes/foam brushes; Lowes or Home Depot Gift Cards (needed for upcycle projects (wood, glues, hardware); latex paints; pens; sharpies; white copier paper; napkins; foam cups and plates; paper plates; plastic utensils; cleaning supplies; liquid soap; hand sanitizer; packing tape; bottled waters. These are some items you may have and want to donate-dresser 4-8 drawers; small heaters; fans; tall bookcase ( no more than 30 inches wide); picnic table (outdoor lunches); beads; old jewelry; wool sweaters; pretty ribbons; buttons; bubble wrap/packing material (for shipping art orders); Christmas tree for the studio-artificial. Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid. Donate by mail or call Dawn Caldwell 336-455-1618 to set up a drop off time and day Bring donations to 908 McClellan Place Greensboro, NC 27409 or 2108-C Cheshire Way, Greensboro, NC 27405. Larger items can be scheduled for pick up. Like us on FB – MOSAIC: A LIFESPAN Studio-Greensboro or www.lifespanservices.org

Reading Connections

In Greensboro:
122 North Elm Street Suite 920
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: Karen Evans at 336-230-2223; kevans@readingconnections.org
About: 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.
Needs: We are looking for dedicated volunteers to work with adult learners in Greensboro or High Point. We have remote tutoring opportunities. You can tutor online or via phone. If you are available for two to four hours a week and have a passion for supporting adults in improving their literacy, join us for our next free, two-part tutor training. Please visit our website to read our tutor job description and find a training that works best with your schedule.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: info@readingconnections.org.

Room at the Inn

734 Park Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Website: roominn.org
Contact: Marianne Donadio: (336) 391-6299; mdonadio@roominn.org
Responding to the call of Christ to nurture life, Room at the Inn operates housing and programs for homeless, single, pregnant women and single mothers with children offering them opportunities to have new lives of healthy, hope-filled independence.  We offer a variety of programs designed to help these young women develop the skills necessary to successfully meet their own goals and aspirations. Currently, we have 12 mothers/expectant mothers and nine children in our programs.
Needs: (Over the Christmas season) Toys for children ages birth to 4 years, healthy snacks for our children.  Slippers, (XL) bathrobes and maternity pants for our moms.  Gift cards to Target and Walmart. There is also a wish list that we update throughout the year on our website here.

The Pregnancy Network

625 Fulton Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Website: thepregnancynetwork.org
Contact: Morgan Barker, Volunteer Coordinator (336-274-4901 ext. 112), email: mbarker@thepregnancynetwork.org.
About: The Pregnancy Network empowers women to face their unplanned pregnancies without fear. Our services are for anyone regardless of age, race, religion, or sexual orientation. We support individuals before, during, and after an unplanned pregnancy by providing medical services, education, resources, and mentoring. We’re here to help!
Needs: We are a non-profit organization and therefore thrive on community partnership. You can partner with us in 3 ways: 1. Pray 2.Volunteer 3. Give.  Our Amazon Wish List can be found here: http://a.co/1JQD5ap.

The Salvation Army of Greensboro

311 South Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27406
Contact: Heather Witt 336-235-0334; Heather.Witt@uss.salvationarmy.org
About: “Doing the Most Good” is The Salvation Army’s’ national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its donors, clients, associates, officers and employees. The Salvation Army pledges to do the most good with contributions of money, time and resources, evidenced in that 82 cents of every dollar donated are directly allocated to services that assist people in need.
Needs: Our biggest need during Christmas is for volunteers to ring bells.  This is a great family tradition to establish and can accommodate any age! Volunteer HERE. Our next largest need during the holiday is new, unwrapped toys for ages Newborn to 12 years old for our Angel Tree Program.   Specifically, we are in need of toys for older kids 10-12 years old as well as infant toys and items. Also, there are opportunities to volunteer at the Christmas Toy Shop or Center of Hope shelter and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Sanctuary House & A Sweet Success Bakery

518 N. Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: Mary Kate Farley: Development Director Sanctuary House: 336-420-4187; marykate@shgso.com (Donations and Volunteer Opportunities) Jennifer Forsyth: A Sweet Success! Bakery: 315 N. Spring Street Apt. A Greensboro, NC 27401. 336-215-8239; success@sanctuaryhousegso.com
About: The mission of Sanctuary House is to facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of adults with serious mental illness in Guilford County so that they may achieve and sustain satisfying, meaningful roles and lives in the community. Sanctuary House is founded on the realization recovery from mental illness to mental wellness must involve the whole person in a vital community offering respect, hope, mutuality, and unlimited opportunity to access the worlds of work, housing, education, and friendship.
Needs: The support of the community has been vital in the development of our program, and for that we are extremely grateful. We welcome your support, whether it be a monetary gift, a donated item, or the gift of your time. Your contributions to Sanctuary House are entirely tax-deductible. Contributions may also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. If your employer matched contributions include your company’s matching form along with your contributions to us. Checks to be made payable to Sanctuary House & can be mailed to PO 21141, Greensboro, NC 27420-1141. Please also consider supporting our Training and Education Initiative- A Sweet Success! Bakery, provides fresh, award winning desserts for both wholesale vendors including retirement communities, coffee shops, and colleges as well as for individuals for birthdays, baby showers and weddings. The Bakery provides clients of Sanctuary House the opportunity to develop pre-vocational skills that are transferable to other employers and create employment opportunities. 100% of Bakery proceeds are donated to Sanctuary House. A Sweet Success! bakery desserts can be purchased at Harris Teeter Friendly Center.

Senior Resources of Guilford (A United Way member agency)

1401 Benjamin Parkway
Greensboro, NC 27408
Website: senior-resources-guilford.org
Contact: Meshell Sigmon  336-373-4816 ext. 229 mobilemeals@senior-resources-guilford.org
About: Santa for Seniors. A festive tradition in Guilford County thanks to our many volunteers. Every year, Senior Resources of Guilford coordinates the delivery of specially packaged holiday gift bags for the elderly who participate in our programs and who might otherwise be forgotten during the holidays.
Needs: Please consider bringing an unwrapped gift or gifts to the Senior Resources of Guilford, located at 1401 Benjamin Parkway or the Roy B. Culler Senior Center in High Point. Donations will gladly be accepted starting in November. Gift suggestions include gift cards, personal care items, scarfs, hats, gloves, towels, wash clothes, blankets, flashlights, large-print books, puzzles, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues and hand sanitizer. The gifts will be gathered and sorted by our volunteer “elves” at our Holiday House. There the items will be placed in reusable bags and distributed by volunteers to seniors in the community. Opportunities are also available to volunteer by delivering Christmas wreaths, the holiday gift bags, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Holiday meals to Meals on Wheels recipients.

StepUp Greensboro

707 N. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact: 336-676-5871; info@stepupgreensboro.org
StepUp Ministry is a community of diverse faiths that partners with adults and children in the shared goal of stable lives through Jobs and Life Skills Training. We seek to help the unemployed, underemployed, homeless and those who may be at risk and need a second chance. Job Readiness Training is offered monthly. More than 300 adults were served in 2015 and 150 secured jobs. We serve a hot, nutritious meal, Hot Dish and Hope, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Mullin Life Center of First Presbyterian Church to the homeless and needy in our community.
Needs: 4 GB flash drives for client resumes, HP Printer ink (# 96 and # 97), Reams or box of multipurpose printer paper, white Reams of colored printer paper (yellow, green, beige, orange, blue), Manila folders (3 cut, letter size), Hanging folders (letter size), Paper cutter, Ball point pens, Colored pocket folders (blue, navy, black), $10 gas cards for transportation to job interviews, 11-ride city bus passes for transportation to job interviews, gently used and clean stuffed animals, WalMart gift cards for family needs, Juice boxes, and simple children snacks. Adult men and women’s clothing for the clothing closet…particularly men’s pants & jeans. Professional men and women’s business attire accepted for Jobs program. Adult volunteer opportunities available. The Encore Store in Golden Gate Shopping Center accepts donations of clothing and the profits go to StepUp Greensboro. Financial contributions are useful for other program needs. Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

Sustainable Alamance

715 N. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27217
Website: sustainablealamance.org
Contact: Phil Bowers, Founder/Executive Director: phil@sustainablealamance.org
About: To build a stronger and more sustainable community, not only by promoting wise use of local natural and economic resources, but by identifying, developing and including underutilized human resources that are effectively prevented from participating in the local economy.
Needs: We know there are people with special skills who could make a great contribution to the organization but we haven’t thought of what they might be. Click HERE to read more about Jobs for Life opportunities.

GO FAR (Go Out For A Run)

PO Box 6041
High Point, NC 27262
Website: gofarclub.org
Contact: Ruthan May, Program Development Coordinator, 336-402-0984, rmay@gofarclub.org
About: GO FAR is an afterschool running program for elementary and middle-school children that promotes physical fitness, healthy nutrition and good character development. Children learn about the goal-setting process during 10 weeks of training for a 5K race. GO FAR offers virtual programming and hosts local 5K events that serve more than 4,000 runners in the Piedmont Triad.
Needs: GO FAR has several needs throughout the year for individuals and groups. These are great opportunities for corporate teams or youth who need service hours. We seek volunteers for our local events, including The Great Pumpkin 5K Trail Run in November and the semi-annual Triad GO FAR 5K & Fun Run. Volunteer duties include set-up, cleanup, registration, water stop, course management, parking, and much more. Start an afterschool running club at your school. No experience is needed to be a coach! Contact us today to learn how to bring GO FAR to your school or youth program facility. Volunteer with a local program as a coach or mentor. Local groups need help with practices, snacks, and more. Financial contributions to GO FAR support program development, special events like the 5K and special projects like the scholarship fund and Lace Up shoe fund, which provides new running shoes to a portion of children participating in GO FAR each year.

Guardian ad Litem Program

P.O. Box 2434, High Point, NC  27260
Contact: Seth Houk, District Administrator 336-412-7591 ; seth.a.houk@nccourts.org
About: Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteers serve as court-appointed advocates and the voice for children in the juvenile court system.  GALs perform an independent investigation into the circumstances of these children’s lives, facilitate their needs being met by helping locate community resources, and advocate for those services be put into place. Furthermore, GALs attend court hearings on behalf of the child to report to the Court what is in the child’s best interest concerning their life. GALs serve until the child is out of the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and into a safe, permanent home.
Needs: Community volunteers to serve 8-12 hours per month performing their duties as a court-appointed advocate. The time spent volunteering is flexible and built around the GAL’s schedule. Volunteers are needed from all backgrounds; no experience nor education requirements necessary.

Hand in Hand Water Safety Awareness Foundation

PO Box 2193
Kernersville, NC 27285
Contact: savelives@bewatersafe.org
About: Hand in Hand Water Safety Awareness Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to equip all people with survival swimming skills and water safety best practices to prevent drowning-related accidents. Founded in 2017, our vision is a world without drowning. We believe that everyone – regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, geographical location, level of education, or socioeconomic status – should have access to lifesaving survival swimming skills and water safety education. We envision a future where these skills are passed down to younger generations, instilling confidence and safety in and around water. Visit www.bewatersafe.org  to learn more.
Needs: Our current needs include volunteers (in-person and/or remote), monetary donations and sponsorships, and in-kind donations of the following items and services – bathing suits (all sizes male and female), goggles, snorkels, diving toys, printing services (flyers, brochures, t-shirts, etc.), mailing envelopes, banners/signs, and other office supplies.

High Point Museum

1859 E. Lexington Ave.
High Point NC 27262
336-885-1859 or hpmuseum@highpoint.nc.gov
About: The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, shares Greater High Point’s history, provides perspective for current issues, and strengthens the sense of community.
Needs: There are many ways to support the High Point Museum – visiting and attending programs, volunteering, donating artifacts (related to High Point’s history), donating money and joining the High Point Historical Society. The High Point Museum Store is seeking weekly or bi-weekly volunteers to assist in the store. Volunteer tasks include welcoming and recording visitors, assisting shoppers, ringing up sales, and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. Volunteer hours are available in both 2-hour and 3-hour time slots.

High Point Theatre

220 East Commerce Avenue
P.O. Box 230
High Point, NC 27261
David Briggs, High Point Theatre director: 336-883-3627 or david.briggs@highpointnc.gov
About: The High Point Theatre is a non-profit 501c and is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce and Hamilton Streets in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 929-seat auditorium with continental style seating and three exhibition galleries for meetings, display, or receptions. It houses well over 100 performances each year.  The Theatre also presents a variety of six to nine internationally known artists as part of the annual Passport to Entertainment series.
Needs: Donations/sponsors are needed toward general improvements and upgrading of the facility / volunteers are needed to assist in posting of event flyers in store fronts and on community bulletin boards, and serving as ushers for events.

Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center

4537 Walpole Road
High Point, NC 27265
Contact: Jan Clifford Executive Director, 336-931-1424 jan@horsepower.org
Mission:  “To promote and enhance the welfare of individuals with disabilities by providing a program of therapeutic, educational and recreational value, and further, to empower individuals who are physically, intellectually, emotionally, behaviorally, and/or developmentally challenged through the use of horses, while providing therapeutic benefits in a safe and controlled atmosphere.”
About: We provide equine facilitated activities to 100+ riders with different needs each week in five six-week class sessions and summer camps. Every session serves to facilitate the practice, acquisition, and transfer of goals and objectives into life practices.  Equine facilitate learning is used to increase the quality of life by increasing strength and communication.
Needs: Volunteers to help with care of our 20 horses, office work, walking with riders and horses in classes, facility upkeep.  Volunteers need to be 16 years old to work with the horses and students.  Fund raising help is always needed.  Funds are needed to cover care of the horses; grain, hay and medical costs as well as overhead for utilities and insurance.  We are building a new handicap accessible barn, construction help is also appreciated.

Hospice of the Piedmont (and Hospice of Randolph County)

High Point: 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262
Asheboro: 416 Vision Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203
336.889.8446, info@hospiceofthepiedmont.org
About: About: Hospice of the Piedmont and Hospice of Randolph provide comfort care and support services for patients, their families and caregivers, mainly in the home, but also in nursing facilities and their inpatient hospice facilities – Hospice Home at High Point and the Randolph Hospice House. Patients who are facing a life-limiting illness are given specialized medical, emotional, and spiritual care through a range of programs. In addition, grief support is offered to families and others in the community who have experienced a loss. The organization serves portions of eight North Carolina counties—Guilford, Forsyth, Randolph, Davidson, Chatham, Moore, Montgomery and Alamance—from offices in High Point and Asheboro. Needs: Gifts are accepted in the following ways: cash, check or pledge, or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, or American Express) donations, which may be designated as memorials or honorariums. Your contributions help provide care for those without insurance or otherwise unable to afford care, and also support our Grief Counseling Center services which are offered without charge to the entire community. In-kind contributions are also accepted – oral nutritional supplements (Boost, Ensure), single serving soft food items, travel-size toiletries, and non-perishable, individually-wrapped snacks for the family kitchens at Hospice Home and the Randolph Hospice House. Volunteers are also needed and you can read about the opportunities HERE.

Open Door Ministries of High Point

400 North Centennial Street
High Point, NC 27262
Executive Director Ryan Ross at rross.odm@gmail.com
About: Open Door Ministries is a non-profit ministry in High Point and has been in operation since 1995.  Our programs seek to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and the effects of poverty.  We offer emergency shelter, job assistance, emergency financial and food assistance, hot meals three times per day, transitional housing for veterans, and housing assistance to individuals and families.
Men’s Shelter/Transitional Housing:  Hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo, razors, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste); masks and hand sanitizer; money for bus passes
Food Pantry:  canned goods, boxed cereal, pre packaged snacks, soups
Housing: sheets, towels, dishes, silverware, tables/lamps, gently used furniture, cleaning supplies
Volunteer needs include providing and serving meals and various help in the Men’s Shelter: contact Maribel Garcia  mgarcia@odm-hp.org or visit our website opendoorministrieshp.org.
Monetary Donations can be dropped off at Open Door Ministries 400 N. Centennial St High Point (M-F 8-5) or donations can be made on our website: opendoorministrieshp.org. Checks made payable to Open Door Ministries sent to PO Box 1528  High Point, NC 27261.

Reading Connections

In High Point:
High Point Public Library
901 N. Main Street
High Point, NC 27262
Contact: Karen Evans at 336-230-2223; kevans@readingconnections.org
About: 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.
Needs: We are looking for dedicated volunteers to work with adult learners in Greensboro or High Point. We have remote tutoring opportunities. You can tutor online or via phone. If you are available for two to four hours a week and have a passion for supporting adults in improving their literacy, join us for our next free, two-part tutor training. Please visit our website to read our tutor job description and find a training that works best with your schedule.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: info@readingconnections.org.

Smart Start of Davidson County

306 East US Highway 64
Lexington, NC
Contact: Bill Pless, Executive Director; 336-249-6688 or billp@partnershipforchildren.org
About: Smart Start of Davidson County, Inc. is the non-profit organization charged with implementing North Carolina’s Smart Start and NCPK (North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten) school readiness programs for children birth through age five. This organization has a successful record of improving the quality of child care, parenting resources, access to health care, and other support systems for Davidson County children.
We are always in need of volunteers and monetary donations. Through our 10+ programs we work with thousands of children and families that are always in need. Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

The Father’s Storehouse Ministries

P.O. Box 2371
7JW Thomas Way
Thomasville, NC 27361
336-475-HELP (4357)
Website: TheFathersStorehouse.com
Contact: TheFathersStore@aol.com
About: In 2007 our family came to the realization that there is indeed a “Mission Field” right here in our communities.  As a result, The Father’s Storehouse Ministries was founded by the Ward family, as a Mission Church 501c3, non profit, to bridge the gap, and meet the needs of families living in poverty.  It is truly a labor of love, staffed by 100% volunteers, with no salaries drawn. Thousands of families have been helped through The Father’s Storehouse, we have an awesome God who is faithful to supply His house, and meet the needs!  Christian people with a heart for missions come together as the hands and feet of Christ, and make The Father’s Storehouse an awesome ministry that impacts the needs of the community in a Big way!!
Needs: We appreciate all monetary donations to help us help others! We also accept seasonal clothing, hygiene items, food items as well as sponsors for Christmas children, etc.

The Salvation Army High Point

301 West Green Drive
High Point, NC 27260
Website: salvationarmycarolinas.org/highpoint
Contact: Hannah Holcomb 336-881-5436; Hannah.Holcomb@uss.salvationarmy.org
About The Salvation Army USA: The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood
About The Salvation Army in High Point: The Salvation Army of High Point operates a Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, William Booth Garden Apartments Senior Living Facility, Family Store, Social Services, and Family Shelter. The Salvation Army offers rent, utility, food, and clothing assistance on a weekly basis, and is the only shelter for homeless families in High Point. Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Promise: The Salvation Army’s motto is to “Doing the Most Good”. With generous contributions of money, time and resources, 91 cents of every dollar is directly allocated to services that assist people in need, in the greater High Point area.
Needs: Food Pantry Volunteers, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Homework Help Tutors/Readers, Bell Ringers, Angel Tree Adoptions, Toy Shop Volunteers and more! Our biggest need during Christmas is for volunteers to ring bells. Visit www.registertoring.com to sign up today!  Our next largest need during the holiday is new, unwrapped toys for ages Newborn to 12 years old for our Angel Tree Program.

Victory Junction

4500 Adam’s Way
Randleman, NC 27317
Contact: Victory Junction at 336-498-9055 or info@victoryjunction.org
About: Victory Junction is a year-round camping facility that serves children, ages 6 to 16, with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions, at no cost to families. For 2021, Victory Junction is offering family retreats and day programs. as well as Vic’s Riders, a therapeutic riding program open to participants of all ages.
Needs:  Administrative items, cleaning supplies, Gift cards (to places like Walmart, CVS, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Gas Gift Cards, REI, PetSmart, Petco, Horse.com, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target), general Visa gift cards, computer supplies, arts and craft supplies, paper products for dining hall, etc.

Ward Street Community Resources, Inc.

1619 W. Ward Ave.
High Point, NC
Ward Street Community Resources, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization operating at Ward Street Mission United Methodist Church to promote the welfare of the people who live in the Ward Street area of High Point. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and flexible programs and service networks to create self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. We aim to restore the community by regenerating hope.
Needs: Throughout the year, we always accept monetary donations. During the holiday season, our families truly need paper products such as diapers, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and laundry detergent—all necessary “mom” items that cannot be purchased with food stamps. Other frequently requested items are baby, toddler, and children’s clothing. Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

West End Ministries

903 English Rd.
High Point, NC 27261
Brad Bowers: bjbowers111@gmail.com or 336-884-1105
About: West End Ministries is committed to helping West End Community residents and the women of Leslie’s House meet their most basic and fundamental needs and to assist them in becoming self-sufficient. We work to meet the needs of individuals and families when no other resources are readily available to them; to act as an advocate through the referral and the follow-up process; and by promoting community awareness of social problems and generating support for improvement of the system’s response to human needs.
Needs: We need volunteers in every aspect of our ministry. Volunteers provide valuable assistance by serving meals, coaching, tutoring youth, working in the thrift store, loading and unloading donations, providing assistance at Leslie’s house, teaching classes, preparing meals, sorting clothing and much more. In addition to volunteers there are particular needs that we encounter each and every day.
For our Food Pantry:  We could use bags  instead of boxes to put the can food and other items they would receive from our Food Pantry. Green Beans and Corn has gotten low and the kid friendly food such as Raviolis, Noodles, Beeferoni, and thee Fruit cups.
For Leslie’s House (Emergency Shelter for Women): Paper products (toilet paper and paper towels and napkins), Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, margarine/butter, dish washing liquid, large trash bags (33 gallon), coffee creamer, coffee, sugar, jelly, bleach, all-purpose cleaner, detergent, plastic gloves, eggs, milk, canned fruit, fresh fruit (bananas), round tip sharpies, barbecue sauce, cheese, scotch tape, salad dressing(ranch, thousand island, Italian), ice and saltine crackers..
For our Thrift Store: Clothes Rack on wheels, Furniture Polish, Silver Polish/Cleaner, Wrinkle Release, Jewelry Cleaner, Air Freshener, Fabreeze, Batteries sizes AA, C, D and AAA, Sharpie markers in black.
For our Satellite Library: Book pockets, date due slips, book ends, step stool, date stamp, binder tape, shelf label holders.
For Administrative offices: Copier Paper, Hand Sanitizer, Post it notes, tape for tape dispensers

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

251 N Spruce St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Eryn Crews, 336-747-1417, ecrews@intothearts.org
About: The Arts Council provides multi-faceted services that support and promote numerous diverse arts organizations, emerging individual artists and arts-based initiatives throughout the community. A central facet is our ownership and operation of several facilities that provide venues for theatrical and other artistic performances, presentations, events and other activities.  Theatre, dance, music, film, visual and other arts genres entertain, educate and enrich our community, providing over 800,000 experiences annually.  Our Arts in Education partnership with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools affords 43,000 youth the opportunities to utilize the arts for integrative learning.  As well, the emergence of our Arts In Health initiative is being designed to utilize the arts to provide preventative, therapeutic, and accessible measures for those in need.   Our mission is to touch every corner.
Needs:  Volunteers are needed to assist with our special artistic events that enhance our children’s education.   Opportunities to work on engagements for young professionals and seasoned adults are available as well.  This support helps us to continue to grow as “The City of Arts & Innovation”. To support these efforts with a financial contribution, click HERE.

Bethesda Center for the Homeless

930 N. Patterson Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Michael “Nate” Hoots, Shelter Director: mhoots@bethesdacenter.org; 336-722-9951 ext. 1425
About: Bethesda Center for the Homeless creates opportunities daily, through emergency and supportive services empowering individuals to live stable lives.
Needs:  wash cloths, towels, bottled water, cans of Lysol, disinfecting wipes, hand warmers, and ready-to-eat meals. We need volunteers to help with our meal service by preparing (off-site) and serving dinner for 100 Bethesda Center guests. We also need volunteers who can assist our monitors at night during check-in. Donate by visiting the website above and clicking on the donate tab OR mail/bring donations to the address above. For more information on how you can help, click HERE.

Brenner Children’s
(part of Wake Forest Baptist Health)

Medical Center Blvd.
Winston Salem, NC 27157
Contact: Cindy Mahan, Manager, Child Life Department; 336-713-3085; cmahan@wakehealth.edu
About: Brenner Children’s at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the only signature, full-service children’s hospital in western North Carolina.
Needs: The Child Life Department at Brenner Children’s needs gift cards and monetary donations, as well as NEW toys, crafts, games, electronics, portable DVD players, and other items year-round for sick children from infancy through age 18.  For a detailed list of toys and other items, please review the Child Life Department Wish List (.pdf). For information on how to donate click here.  Brenner Children’s Hospital also accepts monetary donations that help fund outstanding patient care, education and research, and serve the medical needs of our region and beyond. Volunteer opportunities are not available at this time.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Charlotte

1612 East 14th Street
Winston Salem
Website: ccdoc.org/en
Contact: LeiLanie D’Agostino,  336-714-3213,  lmdagostino@charlottediocese.org
About:  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Charlotte, serves over 22,000 people annually and is a Christian ministry of charity, service and justice dedicated to providing help to those in need and hope to those in despair. Through our services we seek to strengthen families, build communities, and reduce poverty. Services provided at our Winston Salem location include a client choice Food Pantry (during Covid, food is pre-packed and distributed curbside) a Wee Care Shoppe that provides free infant clothing and supplies to families in need, a community garden, Transition Out of Poverty case management services,  a Teen/Young Parent Support program, a Stay the Course program at Forsyth Technical Community College, Services for Youth in Crisis/Safe Place, and Immigration Services.  Counseling services are also offered in both Winston Salem and Greensboro locations.
Needs: Our Wee Care Shoppe always can use donations of baby wipes, diapers and new or gently used infant clothing sizes newborn to 3 Toddler, toys and supplies. (No car seats or cribs accepted). Our Food Pantry greatly appreciates donations of personal toiletries and food items.  Catholic Charities also has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and families. Adult volunteers needed in our front office reception area, food pantry and Wee Care Shoppe. We also encourage family and group volunteer activities to benefit our various programs. Please visit our website at www.ccdoc.org or email LeiLanie D’Agostino at lmdagostino@charlottediocese.org for further information.

Christmas Cheer Project

Winston-Salem Jaycees Foundation, Christmas Cheer
223 N. Spring St. Unit A
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact:  Yvette Spears and Shay Wilson at christmascheer@wsjaycees.org
Website: For more information, go to www.wsjaycees.org/christmascheer
About: During the Annual Christmas Cheer project, the Jaycees take 50 local, disadvantaged children shopping for gifts for themselves and their families. The children also have the opportunity to eat breakfast, have their picture taken with Santa, and enjoy a special activity! From one of the Jaycees, “There is nothing more grounding than helping a child pick out gifts for themselves that they would never dream of being able to afford. There is no greater pride than helping a child pick out earrings to give his mother so she will also have something to open on Christmas morning.”
Needs: Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

City Lights Ministry

1600 Williamson St.
Winston Salem 

Website: citylightsministry.org
Contact: Melanie Bell at pastormelanie@citylightsministry.org
About:  We are an inner city children’s ministry supportIng  children with our mobile food pantry, mobile clothing closet, and beds for those who are in need of a bed.
Needs: Volunteers to help with all of those areas and more. Volunteer schedule is on our website. Children are welcome to volunteer. We need children’s clothes, new and used toys, and nonperishable foods.

City with Dwellings

520 N. Spring Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: citywithdwellings.org
Contact: Emily Norris, (336)790-9766
About:  City with Dwellings is a community first initiative that works to end homelessness in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. We provide a unique platform for volunteers and organizations across the community to connect and build relationships with individuals who are experiencing homelessness. CwD operates the Community First Center, as well as the city’s Winter Shelter.
Needs: In-person volunteers are welcome at our Community First Center and to provide meals for Winter Shelter. In-person volunteers should be 18 or older, but meal preparation and delivery is a wonderful option for families and groups of all ages. Donations of goods are appreciated, and a current list of needs can be found on our website. CwD is a 501(c)(3) organization, and operates with the generosity of our donors. Give online at our website, or contact us to discuss how you can financially support our mission and work.

Clemmons Food Pantry

Physical Address: 2585 Old Glory Rd. Ste 109, Clemmons, NC 27012
Mailing Address: CFP, P.O. Box 871, Clemmons, NC 27012
Email info@clemmonsfoodpantry.org or visit www.clemmonsfoodpantry.org
About: Clemmons Food Pantry, 501(c)(3) partner agency of Second Harvest Food Bank, provides supplemental groceries for individuals and families in Forsyth County who are in need of food assistance.
Needs: Food, produce and cash donations are appreciated.  We are grateful for all we receive in whatever form.

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem (DSAGWS)

305 4th St. Suite #B11
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Jay Callahan:  jay@dsagws.org or 336-739-DOWN (3696)
About: The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem strives to ensure that individuals with Down syndrome in the Piedmont area are valued, included, and given the opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives.  We accomplish these goals by providing information, networking opportunities, and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, educators, health care professionals, and the community at large.
Needs: DSAGWS has a large variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, from including event planning, child care, to administrative work, to facilitating book clubs, and much more.Go to www.dsagws.org to learn how you can make a difference and to sign up to volunteer.

Forsyth Humane Society

4881 Country Club Rd.
Winston Salem, NC  27104
Contact: (336)721-1303
About: Forsyth Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting the compassionate treatment of cats and dogs. Our goal is to increase the save rate of Forsyth County shelter animals to 90% by 2023 from 36% in 2017. For almost 80 years, Forsyth Humane Society has advocated for homeless, neglected cats and dogs in our community. We are committed to placing cats and dogs into loving homes, advancing community understanding of the benefits of animal companionship, providing needed resources to the pet community, and promoting spaying/neutering of dogs and cats. We do this because we believe animal companionship enriches peoples’ lives, animal companionship builds character and teaches compassion, the overpopulation of cats and dogs will be reduced through awareness, education, and community involvement, and the compassionate treatment of animals positively impacts our community’s vitality.
Needs: Due to Covid, they are not accepting any volunteers at this time. However, they are always in need of pet supplies including washable toys, stainless steel bowls, and portable kennels. We continue to need dog and cat food, non-clumping cat litter, paper towels, and cleaning supplies.

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries

307 Craft Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contact: Brooke Stultz, Administrative Assistant, 336-759-0063 ext.1000; brooke@forsythjpm.org
About: Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries provides Christian services and programs for inmates in the Forsyth County Jail and Forsyth County Prison.
Needs: Help us provide Christmas Joy on the Inside for inmates at the Forsyth County Jail by donating personal care items, full sizes, no aerosol or glass: deodorant, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste and body lotion. E-mail Brooke (Brooke@forsythjpm.org) with your intentions to help and to get the drop off location and times available.

Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC

2701 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27115
Website: goodwillnwnc.org
: (336) 724-3621; info@goodwillnwnc.org
About: Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is a private, nonprofit organization that has served the local community since 1926.  Through the sale of donated items in its stores, Goodwill offers free employment and training services that help people find jobs and reach financial stability.  Goodwill’s Success Outfitters Program provides professional attire – at no cost – to people interviewing and seeking jobs so that they can look and feel their best when making their first impressions with potential employers.  Goodwill offers free workforce development services for veterans, persons with disabilities, unemployed and underemployed job seekers, former offenders, youth and displaced professionals. In partnership with 11 community colleges, Goodwill offers skills training classes in a variety of fields including healthcare, skilled trades, professional truck driving, customer service call center and other high growth industries. In the last year alone, Goodwill helped more than 35,000 people and helped more than 4,500 people find jobs in northwest North Carolina.
Needs: Goodwill needs donations of clothing, household items, shoes, toys, electronics and computer equipment to fund its services. Businesses, individuals, community groups and schools are needed to organize donation drives in support of Goodwill’s Success Outfitters Program and other services. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Goodwill, visit www.goodwillnwnc.org/volunteer/.

Greater Triad Branch of the Diaper Bank of NC

4500 Indiana Ave. Suite 40
Winston Salem, NC 27106
Contact: Stacy Bauman, Triad Branch Coordinator, Diaper Bank of NC, email: GreaterTriad@NCDiaperBank.org; phone: 336-830-4579
About: One in three families struggles to afford an adequate supply of diapers for their children, and no government programs (including WIC and food stamps) are available to help families purchase them. Diaper Bank of North Carolina is a nonprofit that supplies diapers through local social service organizations such as food pantries, health departments, clinics, home visiting programs, and shelters.  We currently serve over twenty-five agencies in eight counties. All of our diapers are collected through diaper drives in the community or purchased with monetary donations.
Needs: The easiest and most important way families can help is to host a diaper drive. You can host a drive at your church, preschool, elementary school, with your girl scout or cub scout group, or in your neighborhood. We also have lots of kids that ask their friends to bring diapers to their birthday parties instead of presents! Monetary donations are always welcome and can even been done by credit card on our website. We are also able to set up virtual diaper drives for groups through our amazon wish list!


630 Brookstown Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: www.greenestws.org
Contact info:Julia Toone, Executive Director: greenestwinstonsalem@gmail.com, 336-661-8091
Description: greeNest serves our most vulnerable neighbors with a compassionate bridge to housing needs. We provide gently used, donated furniture and housewares to individuals and families moving from crisis to sustainable housing. Our “showroom” is outfitted with large furniture, kitchen needs, bed and bath linens and decorative items that have been donated by the community. We partner with more than 90 community agencies to identify individuals and families who lack the resources to provide essential furnishings for their homes. greeNest began serving Forsyth County in 2015. In just over 5 years, we have helped to furnish almost 1000 households. In 2016 we started our Up Off the Floor program. Through Up Off the Floor, we partner with social workers in the WSFC Schools and Head Start to identify children who are sleeping on the floor. Families referred received a new bed frame, mattress and bedding for every child 3-18 years in need. Nearly 600 children have received beds through this program. Our programs play a vital role in maintaining housing for the people we serve and helping their homes to be safe and livable.  We provide a much needed service in the community. Through community donations, we furnish homes at an affordable rate for those who lack the resources to do this through the usual channels. greeNest is transforming our community, one nest at a time. Hours of operation: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and every Saturday 9 a.m.-noon
Needs: greeNest accepts donations of gently used furniture and housewares. We accept all kinds of furniture (except used mattresses and baby furniture), bed and bath linens, kitchen and dishware and decorative items. Whatever your passion you can put it to good use helping our neighbors in need!  The ONLY way greeNest works is through the generous efforts of its volunteers. Whether for several hours here and there or on a regular basis, there is ALWAYS a need for your help!   We need volunteers to sort and clean donations, display items on the showroom floor, assist clients as they select their furnishings, help collect donations, do minor repairs on furniture and electrical items (lamps, TVs) and serve on board committees.

Hispanic League

418 N. Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Website: hispanicleague.org
Contact: Mari Jo Turner, Executive Director – 336-770-1228 336-701-6257 or marijo@hispanicleague.org
About: Established in 1992 to foster diversity and raise awareness by serving as a liaison between the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities, the Hispanic League a 501(c)3 non-profit organization improves the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health and multicultural understanding. Since 1997 we have been touching the lives of 700+ students in 9 local middle schools. The League offers $100 incentive awards to the top 8 students at each of the schools. We are committed to cultivating future Hispanic/Latino leadership for our community by sponsoring scholarships for undergraduate students. Spanish Nite is considered one of the League’s most important annual projects because of the benefits to the community. It rewards our Hispanic/Latino English Language Learners (ELL) with an opportunity to continue their dreams of pursuing a higher education.  Since 2000 we have awarded 411 Scholarships valued at $936,000, and we will celebrate our 20th Anniversary offering scholarships in 2019. In addition our Community Resource Programs offers families connections to local resources and organizations in addition to our quarterly FaithAction ID Drives.
Needs: Volunteers are key to the success of the Hispanic League and are needed in the office and with Middle School Achievers.  In addition we need over 300 volunteers each fall. The annual FIESTA is held in September which offers at least 25,000 attendees in the community a multicultural experience with live music, arts & crafts, authentic Latin food, children’s area, healthy living area, educational sessions, and many opportunities for collaboration and relationship-building. For more information on the Hispanic League, to learn about upcoming events, become a member, volunteer, make a donation or stay connected with the local Hispanic/Latino community, visit www.hispanicleague.org or contact 336-770-1228 or 336-701-6257.

H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem

HOPE of Winston-Salem
355 NW Crawford Place
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contact: Email: scott@hopews.org  Phone: 336-816-0801
About: H.O.P.E. is reducing childhood hunger in Forsyth County by delivering over 1,000 healthy meals to children at risk of hunger and fresh produce to food-insecure families at 26 sites throughout Winston-Salem every weekend. Providing nutritious weekend meals and fresh produce helps brain development, school performance and improves family eating habits so that every child has a chance to grow and thrive. Come help with assembling the lunches on Saturdays, delivering the food on Sundays, gathering food and supply donations during the week and baking some of our scrumptious cake squares for lunches (they are healthy but don’t tell the kids!).
Needs: Volunteers! Individual or bring a group – all details and instructions to sign-up are online HERE easy, positive and fun. Donate Funds! Every dollar provides a nutritious fresh lunch for a child in need. Donate funds online HERE. Donate Supplies! Furnish some of the ingredients for our bakers, food for lunches, produce for families or supplies such as lunch bags, napkins etc.  Contact us at 336-816-0801 or at scott@hopews.org for details on supply donations.

iCan House

862 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Kim Shufran: (336) 723-0050, info@icanhouse.org
About: iCan House programs teach social and life skills for those with challenges communicating and understanding social and life skills. As our social clubs now meet virtually, we continue to provide a place of belonging, support and learning during times of uncertainty. As members meet weekly with their groups they’re forming and maintaining social connections that are essential for wellbeing. We have programs for all ages of children, teens, and adults in our community. Everything we do is steeped in positivity: to seek and act upon positive choices in the midst of challenges. Through this positive approach providing both information and support, we also help parents make wise decisions to position their children for success.  Staff meet each person where they are and accept each person as they are. Teens and adults learn skills for employment and independence. We provide resources and guidance for families struggling to support the social needs of their children. We also provide training for groups about neurodiversity and communicating with those who are different.
Needs: Financial contributions are essential as we do not receive state, third party, or insurance.  Donations of products or services really help such as snacks, juice, copy paper, printing, IT support. Join us to volunteer with our programs or fundraising! As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible. To learn more click here.

Imprints Cares

502 Broad Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Shannon Heck, Development/Marketing Director (sheck@imprintscares.org, 336-955-3989)
About: Founded in 1969, Imprints Cares is an education nonprofit in Forsyth County, NC. Our mission is to enrich children’s development while supporting their families on the journey of parenthood. Imprints Cares’ programs  address poverty through a multi-generational model that helps break the cycle of poverty, promotes positive parenting, and enhances opportunities for children and their families. Our Ready for School programs target the needs of children (prenatal to 5 years old) who face the highest risk for academic failure through a tiered level of services including: Reach out and Read – Pediatricians prescribe new age-appropriate books to children from 6 months to 5 years old as part of the well-child visit. Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative – Family Educators are co-located in pediatric practices to provide on-site consultation and support for parents of young children. Book Babies – Low intensive home visiting that combines literacy coaching with the delivery of age appropriate books. Parents as Teachers (PAT) – Intensive home visiting that promotes positive parenting and the social/emotional development of young children. Our Expanded Learning programs serves children throughout elementary school, offering high quality before and after school care, including a special needs inclusion program, and summer enrichment where children discover, learn and grow.
Needs: Monetary donations that go directly to our children’s scholarship fund (donate online HERE)  as well as in-kind books, school supplies, toys, and gift cards. For more information about volunteer opportunities, click HERE.


390 South Liberty Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
400 Hanes Mill Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Website: kaleideum.org
Contact: Patti Miller (Volunteer), pmiller@kaleideum.org, Elizabeth Marsh (Donations), emarsh@kaleideum.org
About: Kaleideum was formed in July 2016 as result of the merger of SciWorks and The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. Currently, the museum operates two locations with a combined 95,000 square feet, 200,000 annual visitors, and almost 2,500 members. Kaleideum is expecting to move into a single location, located in downtown Winston-Salem, in late 2022. The mission of the Museum is: Inspiring wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery. As a merged entity, we spark the imagination and ignite the intellectual curiosity of our visitors by developing exhibits and programming that fuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), literacy, and the arts into an integrated approach to learning. In all our endeavors, we seek to be strong partners with our families, schools, and community members as we prepare future generations for lifelong learning and success.
~ To make a financial contribution to Kaleideum: kaleideum.org/support/donate
~ To volunteer with Kaleideum: kaleideum.org/support/volunteer
~ Kaleideum relies on the time, talent, and expertise of dedicated volunteers! We are currently in need of volunteers for special events and to work in our Outdoor Science and Environmental Park.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

900 Old Salem Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Michelle Cook, Director of Development: 336-721-7331; Mcook@oldsalem.org
About: When you give to Old Salem Museums & Gardens, you’ll be part of an exciting movement that will catapult Old Salem into the forefront of 21st century museum experiences. Your gift will help to revitalize Old Salem Museums & Gardens as a place to treasure and to enjoy for all of us in the years to come. And, your generous support will allow Old Salem Museums & Gardens to make critical changes in its operations that support its missions of preservation and education.
Needs: There are several ways you can make a gift to Old Salem Museums & Gardens! You can become a member, make a gift to the Museum, or contribute an object to our collections. We also welcome your contributions of time as a volunteer.

Outreach Alliance for Babies, Inc

c/o Triad Dream Center
3650-J North Patterson Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Phyllis Bonds: 336 -972-3228; outreachalliance2005@gmail.com
About: The Mission of Outreach Alliance for Babies, Inc. is to provide clothing and other baby items to infants in the local community whose families are facing financial challenges. Alliance for Babies, Inc. gift recipients are selected from families who receive assistance through local community agencies. Since our inception we have provided for  over 2,500 babies.
Needs: We are in need of sleep sacks, receiving blankets and board books for our babies.  We provide for infants that are newborn up through 12 months.  The items requested can be gently used. Monetary donations are always accepted and appreciated.

Piedmont Opera

636 Holly Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Jen Rimes – info@piedmontopera.org or 336-725-7101
About:  Piedmont Opera’s mission is to create operatic productions of the highest artistic quality to enrich our community and to advance the art form.  They achieve this by producing two fully staged operas at the Stevens Center of UNCSA as well as presenting the MET Opera Live in HD broadcasts at SECCA.
Needs:  Volunteers are the heart  of Piedmont Opera through the volunteer group: The OPERAtors.  This support organization assists the Piedmont Opera staff by working in the office, assisting with special events, feeding the cast of the main stage operas, handing out programs, staffing will call tables – the opportunities are endless. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. They can be accepted at the following link: piedmontopera.secure.force.com/donate. Piedmont Opera cannot do it without donors!  Only 25% of Piedmont Opera’s production budget comes from ticket sales.  The rest is made up from support from donors!

Read | Write | Spell

875 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Esharean Monroe-Johnson,  Interim Executive Director 336-779-1300  info@readws.org.
About: Read | Write | Spell works to ensure that every child in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools learns to read. We advocate for effective, equitable education and train educators, volunteer tutors, and parents in the science of reading. Sign up to be invited to the next Information Session.
Needs: Volunteers to serve as tutors to WSFCS students. Visit readws.org/learn-more for more information.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2250 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Contact: Beth Hoover-DeBerry: 336.758.5389; bhoover@reynoldahouse.org   
About: Reynolda House is the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Explore the restored 1917 mansion of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds, and enjoy masterpieces of American art, with special exhibitions in both the historic house and the Babcock Wing.  Spend time on the grounds, including Reynolda Gardens, and the shops and restaurant in Reynolda Village.
Needs: We invite our local friends and neighbors to visit the Museum and enjoy our events and exhibitions all year long. Check out the fun ways to visit with children at reynoldahouse.org/kids. Family memberships start at $85/year and are a great way to support Reynolda House. In the fall and spring, the Museum offers a course, Introduction to Reynolda for Aspiring Docents, designed for lifelong learners interested in becoming docents and leading tours at the Museum. Find information about the class at reynoldahouse.org, or contact Beth Hoover-DeBerry to learn about all of our volunteer opportunities. General Museum information available at reynoldahouse.org and 336-758-5150.

Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center

6825 Rolling View Drive
Tobaccoville, NC 27050
Website: riverwoodtrc.org
Contact: The office at (336) 922-6426;  info@riverwoodtrc.org
About:  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. Riverwood is located among 53 acres of land in Tobaccoville, NC, and serves Forsyth, Yadkin, Stokes, Surry, and Davie counties. It is home to 18 wonderful therapy horses and provides services to individuals on a weekly basis.
Needs: Volunteers throughout the year to sidewalk with our riders or lead our horses, horse feed and products, and various office items and supplies. Please follow this link to other giving opportunities.

Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem

419 S Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Contact: Rob Lemons, Director of Volunteer Services – robl@rmhws.org or 970.5651
About: The Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem provides a “home away from home” for families of children who are receiving medical care in our community’s hospitals. The House and Family Room programs offer physical comforts, emotional support, education, and referral services designed to promote the well-being of the whole family.
Needs: Join our Ronald McDonald House Holiday tradition and help us create personalized gift baskets to cheer our families during the holidays. Below are some suggested gifts, which should be new and unopened.
Gifts for Babies: diapers: newborn and size 1, baby wipes (sensitive), laundry detergent for babies (sensitive), rattles, pacifiers & bottles, infant toys, **NEW** baby and preemie clothes
Gifts for Kids: Lego kits, cars, trucks, and trains, Barbie and Barbie accessories, action figures and Transformers, Super Hero toys and games, movie DVDs (G and PG only) video games, playdough and tie dye kits, ** no coloring books, crayons, or puzzles, please
Gifts for Teens: video games for current systems, popular movie DVDs (no R-rated), gift cards, bath & body supplies, jewelry ,makeup, nail polish, and hair items, craft supplies (beads, stamps, etc), NASCAR and sports clothing, hoodies
Gifts for Moms: jewelry, craft supplies (beads, stamps, etc), bath & body items (lotions, soaps), gift cards
Gifts for Dads: tool kits, wallets, t-shirts and hoodies, ball caps, white athletic socks, hunting and fishing books, car racing and sports books
Gifts for Parents: housewares and home décor, clothing (t-shirts, hoodies, socks, ball caps, long sleeve shirts), blank journals, blank baby books for preemies, baby photo albums, Gift Cards (most requested item) for gas stations, grocery stores, super stores & chain restaurants
Volunteer Opportunities: All in person volunteering is suspended at this time. But they need your help to provide meals for our families during the COVID-19 crisis. To schedule a date to provide dinners for the House, please contact Rob Lemons, Volunteer Services Director at RobL@rmhws.org; 336-970-5651. You may also click here to read about the Light A Luminary Kit, where 100% of proceeds will go to the RMH.

Salem Pregnancy Care Center

1342 Westgate Center Drive
Winston Salem NC 27106
Website:  spcclife.org
Contact:  Patsy Chestnut, Volunteer Coordinator (337-760-3680 ext. 205)
Email:  patsy.chestnut@salempregnancy.org
About: Salem Pregnancy Care Center is a non-profit ministry serving women (and men) facing an unplanned pregnancy. We strive to share the love and grace of God and to end the cycle of abortion by empowering women (and men) to change generational cycles. All our services are FREE. We provide education and practical services including: pregnancy tests, peer counseling, mentoring, classes, community referrals, and material resources (diapers, wipes, formula, baby and maternity clothes, etc.). We are here to support women and families in Forsyth County throughout their pregnancies and beyond.
Needs: Salem Pregnancy Care Center relies on prayers, donations and volunteers for everything we do. Volunteers are always needed for peer counseling, sorting donations, office help, fundraising, professional services, nurses and much more. Material donations of baby items up to 2T and maternity items are also always needed and appreciated. Call us for more information, or visit our website at www.spcclife.org. View our Amazon Wishlist https://amzn.to/3m8d3hE

Salvation Army of Winston-Salem

1255 N. Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: salvationarmycarolinas.org/winston-salem
Contact: Robin Pardella: 336-245-2083
About: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem operates a Boys & Girls Clubs and the only shelter for homeless families in Winston-Salem. Our shelter is open 365 days a year and cares for an average of 40+ children on a daily basis, along with their parents and single women.
Needs: This year above all else, Covid-19 has brought us together in ways we never thought possible. One of those ways is having Angel Tree angel adoption online. Please go to our website at: http://bit.ly/WSAngelTree  where you can adopt up to three angels online; if you need more please contact me directly at 336-245-2083. We can scan, print and send you all the Angel Tags you want! During Christmas, unwrapped toys for ages Newborn to 12 years old are needed. Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack toys, as well as distribute the toys for Christmas. We have year-round volunteer opportunities at our Boys and Girls Clubs, Food Pantry in Kernersville as well as the Center of Hope Family Shelter. The Red Kettles are ready, if you or a group would like to sign up go to www.registertoring.com, type in your zip code and it will take you to all the kettles in your area. Please sign up today and reserve your location, anyone any age can volunteer! If you are having any issues signing up please give me a call at 336-245-2083. All Lowes Foods and Walmart locations, Southern Home and Kitchen, Plow and Hearth, and K&W Cafeterias.  In addition,  we will ring at five locations at Hanes Mall. Please sign up for a 4 hour shift, then you can get family, friends, and co-workers to cover the four hours.  Food Pantry –volunteers will assist staff with the sorting and packing food for distribution to community members in need; Center of Hope location: 1255 North Trade Street, Winston Salem. Christmas Warehouse set-up – 4021 Reynolds Court, Winston Salem, 27105 (across the street from last year’s location). CDC guidelines will be in effect; we will have on hand sanitizer, gloves, and face masks.Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Robin Pardella, at 336-245-2083 to find out how you can help. *Click HERE to find out how kids can help volunteer here too!

Samaritan Ministries

414 E. Northwest Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Website: samaritanforsyth.org
Contact: Shirelle Stewart-Riddick, Volunteer Coordinator – 336-748-1962 or shirelle.stewart-riddick@samaritanforsyth.org
About: Samaritan Ministries provides food, shelter, and hope through Christian love.
Needs:  Soup kitchen volunteers!  We 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.  Please contact Vania Elliott to learn more about this opportunity.  Penny Campaign – Will look different this year.  We ask that you visit our website for virtual volunteer opportunities and ways to donate.  We are still collecting coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, dollars, and checks) and will have our annual drop-off the first Saturday in December.  This year’s new location will be at the Truist Stadium. Please see our website for additional/up to date information on how to be a part of the contactless drop-off.  Food Drives – Samaritan needs food donations for our Soup Kitchen and Shelter. Our needed items and link to Amazon list can be found here. Donations can be dropped off at Samaritan between 9 am – 5pm weekdays. You do not need to call prior to delivery. Items for Shelter Guests – Some items that our shelter guests need (not just at the holidays, but throughout winter months) are: deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, and socks. In addition, our men LOVE bus passes. We’re trying to get those together so that each guest in our shelter can have passes in his Christmas bag that’s given out Christmas Eve. Ten ride bus passes are $10. Single ride passes are appreciated too. Holiday Giving – We also have special Christmas cards available to honor or remember friends, family, and co-workers. For a donation of $10, we will send a special card from you to a person who has touched your life. This is a great gift idea for teachers, too. Click here to learn more and place your order or call 748-1962.

Sawtooth School for Visual Art

251 N. Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact: Alex Klein, Senior Director of Operations: (336)723-7395, ex. 1210;  alexklein@sawtooth.org
About: As the region’s premier community visual art school, Sawtooth provide art instruction to adults and children of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. Classes, workshops and special events are offered throughout the year for children between the ages of 3 and 18, with a variety of camps scheduled during the summer. “Create with Me” classes are especially designed for parents with preschoolers. Adult/Youth workshops are great opportunities for parents and grandparents to spend time with their children and grandchildren working on art.  We offer youth and adult classes in painting & drawing, printmaking, ceramics, digital art, photography, metals, glass, woodworking, and textiles.  Sawtooth is home to the Marta Blades Shop and Davis gallery which showcases artwork made by local artists. This year we will host our 30th annual Deck the Halls celebration, featuring handmade gifts for sale from regional artists, Dec. 7th – 22nd.  Items range in price, and all proceeds raised support local artists and Sawtooth’s programming and community outreach.
Needs: As a nonprofit organization, Sawtooth’s greatest need is for financial contributions to our scholarship fund so that those with limited financial means can explore their creativity through visual art. Please contact the organization directly regarding volunteer opportunities during Covid.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

3655 Reed Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Contacts: Jenny Moore: 336.784.5770 ; jmoore3@secondharvest.org
Volunteering: Volunteer Programs Team Member: volunteers@secondharvest.org
Food Drives: Joseph Kilar: jokilar@secondharvest.org
About:  At Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, we work to put an end to hunger.
We do this work every day…
~ Through our operations as an essential resource  for food and support for over  460 local food pantries, community soup kitchen, shelters, and special  meal programs throughout 18 Northwest North Carolina counties;
~ Though our special meal programs for children;
~ Through programs like our Providence Culinary Training program and dine-for-a-cause social enterprises that address employment issues and other  root causes of hunger;
~ Through the work of Nutrition Services and Food and Nutrition Services outreach teams;
~ Though advocating in our communities and at all levels of government for policies and actions that can make families and our communities stronger; and
~ Through our work to raise awareness of issues of food insecurity and spark community action to make families’ lives better and our community a place where NO ONE goes hungry.
Needs: Here are a few simple ways you can join us in feeding community with Second Harvest Food Bank:  Honor Cards: Visit secondharvestnwnc.org for details. Give Time: Every hour you give helps Second Harvest move vital meals out to local communities and families. Give Food: Food drives are a great way to help raise awareness, build community and help provide nutritious food for struggling families. Host your own drive or support community-wide, holiday food drives taking place at Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods. Give a special year-end gift. Your gift will provide food for the table for families in need and support programs like Providence Culinary Training that are changing lives, one recipe at a time. Learn more and get involved at secondharvestnwnc.org. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter #feedingcommunity.

SECU Family House

1970 Baldwin Lane
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Website: familyhousews.org
Contact: Lindley Curtis; Lindley.curtis@familyhousews.org; 336-612-3734
About: The SECU Family House in Winston-Salem provides affordable lodging in a caring environment for adult patients and their caregivers who travel to Winston-Salem for medical treatment. We offer 45 hotel-style rooms at $40/night. A Family Assistance Fund is available for guests who qualify. Thanks to volunteers and community support, we are able to be “more than just a place to stay” for people during stressful times.
Needs: The SECU Family House has a variety of hourly, weekly, individual, and group volunteer opportunities that contribute to the Family House’s hospitality. Volunteers provide dinners, welcome bags, snack bags, homemade goodies, breakfast bags, and arts & crafts. The pandemic changed volunteer involvement inside the house, but when conditions are safe, we look forward to engaging individuals and groups with in-person projects like preparing onsite dinners, cleaning, and baking. We are a great place to complete Crosby Scholar service hours and to involve families and groups. The Family House also relies on monetary and in-kind donations of “wish list” items such as paper products, toiletries, and breakfast items. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Learn more and register at www.familyhousews.org.

Senior Services Tab Williams Adult Day Center

231 Melrose Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
: seniorservicesinc.org
Contact: Holly Beck: hbeck@seniorservicesinc.org
About:  Senior Services’ mission is to help older adults remain at home for as long as possible and to help them live with dignity. With concern for those who care for senior adults, we also help caregivers through services and education that will benefit them. Individuals who cannot afford to pay for services are of special concern to Senior Services and receive assistance to every extent possible through philanthropic contributions and available public funds.
Needs: We offer a variety of opportunities, including some remote volunteering. Due to the pandemic these volunteer roles are sometimes adjusted to ensure for the safety of volunteers and participants. For the most current list of volunteer opportunities click here. Please contact Holly Beck, Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, at 336-721-3411 or hbeck@seniorservicesinc.org.

Solus Christus

Yadkin County, PO Box 416
East Bend, NC 27018
Contact: 336-813-3007; SolusChristusInc@Yahoo.com
About: Solus Christus strives to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of women experiencing homelessness, trauma, and addiction as well as supplying their physical needs of food, clothing, and shelter. We are located in Yadkin County in a 100 yr old farm house on 6 acres.  We now have added a new 2,600 sq ft house in order to have beds and help more women.  We are on an active farm with alpacas, pygmy goats, a potbelly pig, chickens, dogs, a cat and fruit trees and vegetable gardens.  We work with around 30 long-term Christian rehabs around United States. 1,000 women have come through our doors in 10 years. The need is grown.  Addiction is on the increase.  But God is changing 100s of women impacting not only them but also their children and families.
Needs: All kinds of food, paper goods, school supplies for classes (pens, spiral notebooks, highlighters), over the counter medications, volunteers to drive the ladies to appointments and to work our thrift store. You can also donate at our website SolusChristusInc.org.

Spring Theatre

1005 Burke Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: springtheatre.org
Contact: Kay Partridge, Spring Theatre Manager, phone: 336-283-8688, email: Kay@springtheatre.org
About: Spring Theatre exists to empower and challenge our community to experience the energy, emotion, and adventure that springs from extraordinary theatre. Spring Theatre and Spring Dance are a non profit organization who have programs that serve students of all ages.
Needs: Dance Studio equipment which includes: therbands, yoga mats, ballet bands, medicine balls, and foam rollers.  iTunes gift cards in any amount to purchase music for our students in GLEE, and private lesson students.  2 tv’s and 2 dvd players for educational history classes.  Storage cubbies for students belongings. Volunteers/Interns who are looking to learn more about the ins and outs of  theatre and dance. Please visit the website above for ways to donate, volunteer/intern, or to see how you can be a part of Spring Theatre.

Stepping Stones Canine Rescue

Website: lovethemutt.org
Erin Turner:  steppingstonesrescue@gmail.com
About:   Stepping Stones Canine Rescue is a charitable and educational non-profit corporation, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Volunteers share an enthusiasm for dogs and support a mission to rescue, protect, provide sanctuary and ultimately find adoptive families for abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. All of the dogs are housed in foster homes where they are provided with an enormous amount of love and any medical attention needed to insure their best health before adoption. All dogs are evaluated for temperament and personality, helping to place them in homes that are well suited to their needs and to the needs of their future family.
Needs: Dry dog and puppy food, paper towels, dog toys, and monetary donations for vet care.  Most of all, foster families are needed to take in dogs and care for them until a loving, forever home is found!

The Parenting PATH

500 W. Northwest Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contact: Elizabeth Miller, (336)748-9028; elizabeth.miller@parentingpath.org
About: The Parenting PATH (formerly Exchange/SCAN) works to strengthen families, enhance parent/child relationships and create safer, more stable communities in the Triad and surrounding counties. Parenting is hard, and we believe all children should have the opportunity to grow up in safe, nurturing environments. Our evidence-based and informed programs are designed to empower healthy families as well as prevent incidents of childhood trauma or reduce its potentially lifelong effects. These programs include Welcome Baby, Parent Aide, Parent/Teen Solutions, Intensive Family Preservation Services, Co-Parenting, Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange, Clinical Counseling, Respite Care, and our classes Fathers are Parents Too and Positive Effective Parenting.
Needs: Monetary donations are a great way to support children and families of the Triad: parentingpath.org/how-to-help/donate.html We also are always able to use donations of diapers and wipes. Please contact our office for volunteer opportunities.

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission

718 N, Trade St NW
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: wsrescue.org
Contact: Sandy Carrico – Volunteer Coordinator – 336-723-1848, ext. 116 –  sandy.carrico@wsrescue.org
About: The Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is a Christian organization that offers biblically based residential addiction recovery programs for men.  The Rescue Mission also provides serval free services to anyone in the community which includes our Food Pantry, Clothing Ministry, Medical and Dental Clinic and a Meals to Go program.  Our Thrift Store provides affordable gently used items including furniture, mattresses, clothing, appliances and much more.
Needs:  Due to the COVID precautions and policies we have in place to protect the residents who live on our campus, we currently are not offering on-site volunteer opportunities. There are ways you can volunteer and help from home: prepare goodie bags with encouraging notes for our residents, prepare brown bag meals to give away in our food trailer to the homeless population (peanut butter sandwich, crackers/chips, granola bar, etc.), organize and host a neighborhood/church/office food drive to help stock our food pantry and fill our holiday food boxes, organize and host a toiletry drive, prepare Thanksgiving and or Christmas cards for our residents. For more information on these at home volunteer opportunities, please call or email Sandy Carrico. To learn more about the ministries of the Rescue Mission or to donate financially, visit our website at wsrescue.org.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for more information and updates regarding on campus volunteer opportunities.

Winston-Salem Symphony

201 N. Broad Street, Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website: wssymphony.org
Contact: Rachel Watson; rwatson@wssymphony.org;  phone: (336-725-1035 ext. 223)
About: Presently in its 74th season, the Winston-Salem Symphony (WSS) is one of the State of North Carolina’s oldest and most respected professional performing arts organizations. Established in 1946 originally as a civic orchestra on the campus of Salem College, the Winston-Salem Symphony incorporated in 1952 and hired its first full-time conductor in 1955. Five permanent music directors have led the WSS since its inception: Maestro James Lerch (1946-1949), Maestro John Iuele (1952-1978), Maestro Peter Perret (1979-2004), Maestro Robert Moody (2005-2018), and hailing from Great Britain, Maestro Timothy Redmond joins us in 2019. Redmond brings over 20 years of exceptional experience on orchestral and operatic podiums across the globe. Over the years the WSS has offered a wide range of repertoires including classical orchestral and choral concert music; opera, oratorio, and ballet; and popular music. Education and community engagement performances have represented another core component of the Symphony’s offerings, along with partnerships with other area arts, educational, and social services organizations. The year 2020 has brought many challenges to the arts and musicians in our area and across the world; however, the COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping the WSS from performing and making music. Under Maestro Redmond’s artistic leadership, the WSS presents a slightly different version of their season: Reimagined. From online recorded performances featuring WSS musicians, to live streamed concerts, the WSS is adapting and finding new ways to bring content to audiences all over the world. This season, the WSS presents Stage Pass, a new digital platform for live-streaming events, interviews with musicians and other guests, and behind-the-scenes extras. You can find more information about Stage Pass here.  Education and community engagement are essential to the WSS mission. The WSS presents a multitude of in- and after-school education programs, with its P.L.A.Y. Music program targeted at providing under-served youth with free instrumental instruction and more using El Sistema inspired curriculum; offers a regional Youth Orchestras Program with four levels of ensembles for talented young musicians; and hosts the Peter Perret Youth Talent Search, an annual statewide student concerto competition. This fall, the WSS has moved their P.L.A.Y. Music and Youth Orchestras programs online. To learn more about the Winston-Salem Symphony and its educational offerings, please visit www.wssymphony.org.
Needs: Volunteers are needed to work a variety of positions for our various concerts and educational programs throughout the year. Volunteers can assist with greeting patrons, distributing programs, aiding with office administrative duties (filing, stuffing mailers, aiding with archives), assisting with our instrument petting zoo, offering classroom management support with our in-school music programs, staffing information tables at festivals, and so much more! Volunteers seeking to work with children must undergo a background check. To learn more about volunteering, please visit our website here. Contact Rachel Watson for more information and to register to volunteer please complete our application here! Also, please consider making a donation to the Winston-Salem Symphony.

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