Service Opportunities

Always check here for the most current local service opportunities.

Volunteers Needed - Habitat for Humanity Lunches
Once again, we are teaming with First Presbyterian to provide lunches for Habitat workers. WMPC is responsible for providing lunches on March 22, April 5, April 26, May 10 and May 24. We have been asked to plan for 30. Think picnic for 30 great folks. Please check your calendar and help when you can.

If you have any questions or to sign up, contact
Elaine Mason.

Recycle Your Eyeglasses
Please donate eyeglasses (prescription, readers, sunglasses, cases).  First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh will share the eyeglasses during an upcoming Medical Mission Trip to Bolivia.  A collection box is in the Witherspoon Lobby next to the receptionist's desk.

Stone Soup Update
Thanks to all who were involved in the Stone Soup fundraiser for Urban Ministries on November 20.  Good news! The event raised more than the budgeted amount.  Urban Ministries hoped to raise $34,500.  Thus far they have net revenue of $38,768.

StepUp needs your help!
We are currently in need of 2-5 volunteers to help with set up, serving and clean up of the meals during the Jobs Workshops held twice each month.  This opportunity requires volunteers to be on site from 11:00  a.m.-12:30 p.m. on either Monday at First Baptist Church, Wednesday at First Baptist Church, or Friday at Edenton Street UMC of the Jobs Workshop Weeks held twice each month.  This is a wonderful opportunity for small groups interested in getting hands on experience with StepUp Jobs participants.

There is also a need for help with food during the weekly Job Friends meetings at First Presbyterian Church.  Three to five volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up the meal served each Wednesday night are needed from 5:30-6:45 p.m. while we serve those still looking for employment.

For more information, or to get started as a volunteer, please contact  
Kathleen Hofstadter or Anna White. Either can also be reached at 919-781-0156, ext. 111.

Wake Relief Needs Monthly Help
Wake Relief, located at St. Saviour's Center in Glenwood South, is a hunger ministry that supplies a week's groceries to families in crisis.  They need help filling bags for families on:

First, Second & Third Tuesday - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fifth Monday (usually around 4 times per year) - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fifth Tuesday (usually around 4 times per year) - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fifth Wednesday (usually around 4 times per year) - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Only two hours a month is a small time commitment with huge rewards.  Email
Alison Gugenheim, or call her at 919-881-9771.

Furniture Emergency
The Green Chair is in desperate need of furniture and household items.  They have had a record number of referrals over the past several months.  Please go to their website to find out how to donate.  They are located on Capital Blvd. close to downtown.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC - Opportunities
There is a lot going on at the Food Bank......click here to see.

Food Needed
Remember that food is always needed in our local pantries.  When shopping pick up a couple of extra cans to place in the crate in the Connector.  Canned meat, pasta and fruit are always needed.

Needs at Helen Wright Center for Women
The Helen Wright Center for Women needs new flip flops for women to use as shower shoes.  They also need new food storage containers of all sizes, plastic drinking cups and dish cloths.  All of these items can be picked up at discount stores.  Place these items in the collection bins in the Connector.

Yarn Needed
Saint Saviour's Center is collecting yarn for a senior knitting and crocheting group.  All types and colors of yarn are needed.  Drop off donations at 616 Tucker Street, Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or bring yarn to Gloria Johnson's office in W301.  For details, contact Sharon Hayes at 919-833-6400 or shayes@saintsaviourcenter.org.

Join a Team for Stop Hunger Now
Be part of a team that meets four times a year.  We are in need of a team to oversee the Stop Hunger Now packing events.  We pack four times a year, begin at 8:15 am and pack until 15,000 meals are finished and loaded back on the truck.  The time commitment is about 3 hours each event.  Contact Gloria Johnson.

Wake Relief Needs
Basic toiletries are needed for clients who come to Wake Relief for emergency food.  They need body wash, shampoo, dental supplies, and lotion.  Place in the marked crates in the connector.

StepUp Needs
Co-Partners for adult Life Skills on Tuesday nights at WMPC
Life Coaches for Adult Alumni Program on Thursday night at Hayes Barton Baptist
Instructors for Adult Life Skills classes on Tuesday nights at WMPC
Co-partners for adult classes at Mayview/Oberlin Community
Bookkeeper for StepUp office

Training is provided for these StepUp opportunities. Please contact 
Kathleen Hofstadter or call at
781-0156.