Volunteer Opportunities Sponsored by RFS


Spend a few minutes a day to telephone an older person and check on his/her well-being.
When: Daily
Where: Your home
Contact: The Center for Volunteer Caregiving: 919-460-0567

Friendly Visitor:

Visit one hour a week in an older adult's home to provide companionship.
When: Weekly
Where: Client's home - Volunteers needed throughout Wake County
Contact: The Center for Volunteer Caregiving: 919-460-0567

Senior Centers:

Participate in programs, lead craft or foreign language classes, lead dances, play instruments, etc.
When: As scheduled
Where: Raleigh, Cary, Wendell, Garner, Wake Forest
Contact Numbers:
  • Cary, 919-469-4081
  • Garner, 919-779-0122
  • Raleigh, 919-996-4738
  • Wendell-Eastern Wake, 919-365-4248
  • Wake Forest, 919-554-4111

Housing & Home Improvement:

Assist with minor home repairs and maintenance.
When: When contacted.
Where: Locations vary in Wake County
Contact Person: Mark Valletta - 919-872-7933

Total Life Centers:

Assist with music, exercise, crafts, cooking or general programs and activities for participants.
When: As scheduled
Where: Total Life Centers at Wendell, Garner, Cary, North Raleigh.
Contact Numbers:
  • Cary, Bond Park, 919-460-9008
  • Raleigh, Departure Dr, 919-873-1870
  • Garner, 919-773-3790
  • Wendell, 919-365-4248

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Center for Volunteer Caregiving:

1150 SE Maynard RD Suite 210
Cary, NC 27511
A coordinated effort to match volunteers with elderly and disabled people in need of the following non-medical services: transportation, grocery shopping and errands, friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, light housekeeping, yard work, respite care. No fees for service, no income criteria.

Executive Service Corps of the Greater Triangle, Inc.:

DUMC 3669, Durham, NC 27710
Retired executives volunteer as consultants to non-profit agencies.

Foster Grandparent Program:

310 West Martin Street, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27602
Recruits low-income seniors (60+) to volunteer with youth and children. Small stipend.

Literacy Council of Wake County:

915 W Morgan St
Raleigh, NC
Trains volunteers to teach literacy and English as a second language.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP):

310 West Martin Street, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27603
Volunteers 55 and older are matched with volunteer opportunities in city-funded and non-profit agencies. Similar programs are available in Orange, Durham, and a number of other NC counties.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives):

PO Box 406
Raleigh, NC 27602
Volunteers with business experience offer consulting services to new or existing businesses.

Wake County Human Services Volunteer Community Services:

10 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27620
Volunteers needed for various programs serving needy Wake County residents.