N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service

N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service OFFICIAL ACCOUNT of North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Office of the Governor The North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service works to create a culture of service and civic engagement in the state.

The Commission encourages community service and volunteerism as a means of problem solving across the state.

Mission: We strive to enhance the quality of life for North Carolinians through volunteer and community service and to ensure their long term prosperity by promoting the capabilities of people, communities and enterprises utilizing community service and volunteerism as an integral part of the growth of North Carolina.

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The Fourth Annual Governor’s School Supply Drive is underway and has been extended through January 16. Due to COVID-19, ...
01/08/2021

The Fourth Annual Governor’s School Supply Drive is underway and has been extended through January 16.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s drive is taking place entirely online. No need to shop for school supplies or drop them off at collection sites.

As Governor Cooper said, “This is the easiest school supply drive we've had because it just takes a few clicks. The right supplies are vital to a successful school year for students and teachers and this year they need our help more than ever.”

Donations are tax deductible. The North Carolina PTA will use the money raised to provide school supplies for students who are either learning onsite in classrooms or who are continuing to learn virtually from home.

State employees and other participants have the option to donate funds directly to a school district or charter school they wish to support, or to a general fund to be divided among counties with the greatest need.

Thank you for all you do to support public school teachers, students and their families during this challenging time.

Please consider a donation of $20 to put towards a case of paper or $50 that could help buy a dozen binders or books for required reading.
#governorsschoolsupplydrive

Free COVID-19 testing 3034 Fayetteville St Durham, NCSaturday-January 9th, 2-4PM#incareliefofnc #incarelief #covid19nc
01/08/2021

Free COVID-19 testing
3034 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC
Saturday-January 9th, 2-4PM

#incareliefofnc #incarelief #covid19nc

@emergingissues•There’s never been a more important time to connect. The Institute for Emerging Issues invites you to Re...
01/08/2021

@emergingissues

There’s never been a more important time to connect. The Institute for Emerging Issues invites you to ReCONNECT for the Future, a virtual Emerging Issues Forum unlike any in our 34-year history. IEI will share key discoveries about how we can connect across lines of difference and build capacity to make change locally. Register now for this 4-day virtual event, Feb. 15-18, at emergingissues.org

@porchdurham•Planning and executing emergency food programs with schools that are closed during a pandemic is tough. Pla...
01/08/2021

@porchdurham

Planning and executing emergency food programs with schools that are closed during a pandemic is tough.

Planning and executing emergency food programs with schools that have to extra extra close due to winter weather will make one weep.

Enter rock star school social workers and nonprofit husbands with trucks, both hustling to get food to kids no. matter. the. obstacle.

Are you in need of food? Come by our Neighborhood Food Pantry every second Saturday in Durham, NC.  #INCAReliefofNC
01/08/2021

Are you in need of food?
Come by our Neighborhood Food Pantry every second Saturday in Durham, NC.

#INCAReliefofNC

01/08/2021

@citywithdwellings

Providing a meal to the Winter Shelter is easy!
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Visit www.citywithdwellings.org/wintershelter to learn more and sign up today!
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There are still several spots available now through March 31st!
Winston-Salem, NC

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual #MLKDay of Service will look different this year. As you plan for your organizat...
01/08/2021

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual #MLKDay of Service will look different this year. As you plan for your organization’s activity, @AmeriCorps has developed resources, including ideas and tips that can help you develop a successful service project.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service

#americorps #adayonnotadayoff #mlkdayofservice #volunteernc

These maps show how quickly things can change. North Carolina now has critical or substantial community spread in 96% of...
01/08/2021

These maps show how quickly things can change. North Carolina now has critical or substantial community spread in 96% of our counties. Every single one of us needs to take this seriously and double down on safety precautions. @nc_governor

#covid19nc

Chester-Thank you for your dedication and leadership.  We enjoyed your visit to NC and all your support over the last th...
01/08/2021

Chester-
Thank you for your dedication and leadership. We enjoyed your visit to NC and all your support over the last three and a half years.

All the best!
Volunteer NC

@chesterspellman
#americorps #volunteernc

@samaritanspurse•Yesterday, our Emergency Field Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina opened to care for COVID-19 patients....
01/08/2021

@samaritanspurse

Yesterday, our Emergency Field Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina opened to care for COVID-19 patients.

#Repost from @franklin_graham•
As our @SamaritansPurse medical team treats the sick, pray that God would give them strength and wisdom——and we would appreciate your prayers for every patient who comes through the doors.

#covid19nc

@foodbankcenc•2020 is over. But the 38% increase in need is not. With your continued support in 2021, we can keep workin...
01/08/2021

@foodbankcenc

2020 is over. But the 38% increase in need is not. With your continued support in 2021, we can keep working to meet the high need this pandemic has created in our 34-county service area. Our community is better fed and more resilient when we all come together. ⠀
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Find food & ways to help at http://foodbankcenc.org/covid19
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#NoOneGoesHungry #foodbank #food #hunger #fighthunger #hungerrelief #feedingamerica #nonprofit #2020 #2021 #covid19 #covid-19 #covid_19 #covid #covid19nc #coronavirus #pandemic #resilient #together

@foodbanknc•Martin Luther King Jr. Day of ServiceVolunteer with us January 18th!Food Bank of the Albemarle will be open ...
01/07/2021

@foodbanknc

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Volunteer with us January 18th!
Food Bank of the Albemarle will be open and welcoming volunteers on Monday, Jan. 18th on the MLK Day of Service.

We are limited to 30 volunteers at a time, and we are committed to providing a safe environment for all staff and volunteers. Masks covering your nose and mouth are required, as well as temperature checks and hand washing prior to entering the facility.

Volunteers will assist with packing boxes of food, bagging items, and sorting food for distribution.

If you have not filled out a volunteer application, please do so here: www.afoodbank.org/volunteer

Sign up by emailing Brian Gray at [email protected]

From the MLK Day of Service official web site:

"The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. AmeriCorps has been charged to lead this effort for the last quarter century. We look forward to your engagement and accomplishments in Dr. King's memory."

North Carolina will extend its Modified Stay at Home Order for at least 3 weeks to help stop the spread of this virus an...
01/07/2021

North Carolina will extend its Modified Stay at Home Order for at least 3 weeks to help stop the spread of this virus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. We strongly urge all North Carolinians to avoid gatherings and indoor spaces without masks. - @nc_governor

For more information visit:
nc.gov/covid19

@americanredcross•Looking for ways to give back in the new year? Here are four reasons why you should #ResolvetoVoluntee...
01/07/2021

@americanredcross

Looking for ways to give back in the new year? Here are four reasons why you should #ResolvetoVolunteer:

1. Explore your interests.
2. Meet new friends.
3. Do more good.
4. Help your community.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to get started!

@passagehome•Today we are missing warmer, Autumn days like this one where we had a large harvest with awesome community ...
01/07/2021

@passagehome

Today we are missing warmer, Autumn days like this one where we had a large harvest with awesome community members and many, many sweet potatoes!!

Volunteers like you help keep our garden beautiful and growing so that our community has access to free, fresh and organic foods.

Are you able to lend a hand? We have opportunities available next Thursday and Friday from 9am-12pm.

You can click the link in our bio for an easy sign-up through @activategood - let’s help Passage Home blossom this 2021!

#PHCares #RaleighNonProfit #NonProfit #RaleighVolunteers #NCVolunteers #CommunityGarden

@a.c.t.s.movement•📢 Did you know that New Hanover County has a Food Assistance Program available and you may now be elig...
01/07/2021

@a.c.t.s.movement

📢 Did you know that New Hanover County has a Food Assistance Program available and you may now be eligible to receive benefits? 🍎🥕🥫

The A.C.T.S. Movement has now launched our Benefits Outreach Program as another way to connect families with food. We are looking to help over 100 households complete applications for SNAP (aka food stamps or FNS) and other programs by April.

Our Benefits Outreach Coordinators are available to answer questions about eligibility and assist with completing Food Stamp applications. Inbox us or give our office a call this week! #TheACTSMovement

theactsmovement.org
910•777•7374

@uwtriangle•The annual #MLKDayofService is considered a "day on, not a day off" to support your local community. ⁠⁠Join ...
01/07/2021

@uwtriangle

The annual #MLKDayofService is considered a "day on, not a day off" to support your local community. ⁠

Join United Way of the Greater Triangle on Monday, January 18 for a physically-distanced (and COVID safe) supply drive to support four local nonprofits working overtime to support Triangle residents throughout the pandemic: @wakemow, @umdurham, @ifcforsocialservice, and @Johnstonleeharnettca.⁠

Go to unitedwaytriangle.org to learn more.

@activategood•Calling all volunteers!!! Announcing “Operation Bare Necessities”, our project with Diaper Bank of North C...
01/07/2021

@activategood

Calling all volunteers!!! Announcing “Operation Bare Necessities”, our project with Diaper Bank of North Carolina @nc_diaperbank to package 30,000 diapers and 5,000 period products for individuals and families in need this January.
Can you help? Learn more / sign up to volunteer at
linktr.ee/activategood

#volunteer
#volunteernc

The Fourth Annual Governor’s School Supply Drive is underway and has been extended through January 16. Due to COVID-19, ...
01/06/2021

The Fourth Annual Governor’s School Supply Drive is underway and has been extended through January 16.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s drive is taking place entirely online. No need to shop for school supplies or drop them off at collection sites.

As Governor Cooper said, “This is the easiest school supply drive we've had because it just takes a few clicks. The right supplies are vital to a successful school year for students and teachers and this year they need our help more than ever.”

Donations are tax deductible. The North Carolina PTA will use the money raised to provide school supplies for students who are either learning onsite in classrooms or who are continuing to learn virtually from home.

State employees and other participants have the option to donate funds directly to a school district or charter school they wish to support, or to a general fund to be divided among counties with the greatest need.

Thank you for all you do to support public school teachers, students and their families during this challenging time.

Please consider a donation of $20 to put towards a case of paper or $50 that could help buy a dozen binders or books for required reading.
#governorsschoolsupplydrive

@manna_foodbank•Start the new year off by volunteering at MANNA! We currently have volunteer opportunities Monday-Friday...
01/06/2021

@manna_foodbank

Start the new year off by volunteering at MANNA!

We currently have volunteer opportunities Monday-Friday, however, there is a particular need for volunteers on Friday mornings.

To sign up for a volunteer shift, or to learn more about volunteering at MANNA amidst COVID-19, visit the link in our bio. #feedingwnc
#volunteer #volunteernc

Volunteer NC’s weekly food pantry highlight is Hope Street Food Pantry in Charlotte, NC. Hope Street Food Pantry opened ...
01/06/2021

Volunteer NC’s weekly food pantry highlight is Hope Street Food Pantry in Charlotte, NC.

Hope Street Food Pantry opened its doors in September 2018 with the mission to feed anyone in need of food resources a 3 day supply of food and toiletries. We are the only food pantry in the 28269 zip code. Not only did our community need a food resource it needed a place for people to feel safe and loved without judgement of their current circumstance. If you show up in need of food you leave with food. We do not require a referral, identification or financial paperwork to receive services. We strive to educate our community that not only is it okay to need assistance but it’s also okay to ask for it. We encourage our families to come any Thursday they are in need of food, whether that’s every week or once a month, we will be there for them anytime they need us.

In 2019 we served 6,501 people as our community began to embrace Hope Street Food Pantry as a resource they could count on. Covid changed many things in 2020 but we could have never imagined the growth we would experience. In April alone we served more people than we did in the entire 2019 year. In 2020 we served 25,873 people totaling 60,975 meals distributed. Even though finding food in the spring of 2020 was very difficult we never shut our doors the entire year and will continue to show up every week for the families in our community. Hope Street Food Pantry is open every Thursday 4-7pm at 4100 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates and ways to get involved.

#hopestreetfoodpantry #volunteer #volunteernc

@crisisassistmin•Start the New Year out right - by volunteering! The holidays are behind us and we are so grateful for e...
01/06/2021

@crisisassistmin

Start the New Year out right - by volunteering! The holidays are behind us and we are so grateful for everyone who served during the holidays. Yet, as we usher in this new year, there is still work to be done. Visit the link in our bio for ways you can make a difference.
#volunteer

#volunteernc

Yesterday, NCDHHS announced that Food and Nutrition Services recipients will see a temporary increase in the amount of b...
01/06/2021

Yesterday, NCDHHS announced that Food and Nutrition Services recipients will see a temporary increase in the amount of benefits they receive. This increase is part of the federal Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020.

The maximum benefit amount for households receiving FNS will increase by 15% until June 30, 2021. This increase will end on June 30, 2021, when benefit amounts will return to their current levels.

Read more:
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/food-and-nutrition-services-recipients-receive-temporary-15-increase-benefits

#covid19nc #ncdhhs

3,335 people have applied to the Homeowner Recovery Program so far. If your home was damaged by Hurricane Florence or Ma...
01/06/2021

3,335 people have applied to the Homeowner Recovery Program so far. If your home was damaged by Hurricane Florence or Matthew, you can join them! Apply online today: rebuild.nc.gov/HurricaneRecovery

#ReBuildNC #NCORR @NCEmergency @NCPublicSafety

@uwalamance•While you are out grocery shopping or ordering online, please remember our upcoming MLK Day of Service Food ...
01/06/2021

@uwalamance

While you are out grocery shopping or ordering online, please remember our upcoming MLK Day of Service Food Collection.
Take advantage of the buy one get one free items, keep one for yourself and donate the extras! For more information email:
[email protected]

@activategood•Nonprofits around the Triangle call upon volunteers to serve during Dignity Week 2021 and the annual Marti...
01/06/2021

@activategood

Nonprofits around the Triangle call upon volunteers to serve during Dignity Week 2021 and the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Opportunities shown on this page are a collection of volunteer projects taking place during Jan. 15-23, 2021. View all of the needs, remote and in-person at

linktr.ee/activategood

#volunteer
#volunteernc

@enc_redcross•LEADING BY EXAMPLE - Anna, what a wonderful way to bring in the new year! Thanks for stepping up for patie...
01/05/2021

@enc_redcross

LEADING BY EXAMPLE - Anna, what a wonderful way to bring in the new year! Thanks for stepping up for patients in need. ❤ Anna Trefethen serves our Division Vice President of Southeast & Caribbean (and Carolinas) Division and lives our mission everyday.

2021 is here! If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, consider scheduling your appointment to donate blood or platelets at RedCross.org/blood

#BloodDonor #SaveLives #Resolution #NewYear #RedCross

@umofwakecounty•Want to get involved with helping your community this year? Head over to urbanmin.org to learn how you c...
01/05/2021

@umofwakecounty

Want to get involved with helping your community this year? Head over to urbanmin.org to learn how you can start making a difference today.

@foodbanknc•Volunteers Needed! Saturday, January 9thWe still have open slots for volunteers this Saturday between 9 AM a...
01/05/2021

@foodbanknc

Volunteers Needed! Saturday, January 9th
We still have open slots for volunteers this Saturday between 9 AM and 12 PM. Pre-registration is required: please email Brian Gray at [email protected]

If you have not reviewed our latest volunteer information or filled out an application, please go to: www.afoodbank.org/volunteer

@ncdhhs•Been to a gathering? Have been traveling? Exposed to COVID-19? Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? If you said ye...
01/05/2021

@ncdhhs

Been to a gathering?
Have been traveling?
Exposed to COVID-19?
Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

If you said yes to at least one of those questions, get tested. It's the only way to know if you have the virus and protect others you may come in contact with.

📍 Find a location now on the NCDHHS COVID-19 Testing page.

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place

#covid19nc

@samaritanspurse•We are preparing to soon receive COVID-19 patients at our Emergency Field Hospital in Lenoir, North Car...
01/05/2021

@samaritanspurse

We are preparing to soon receive COVID-19 patients at our Emergency Field Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina. Our Disaster Assistance Response Team has been working hard to construct the facilities in anticipation of our first patients. #coronavirus

#covid19nc

@samaritanministrieswsnc•We have the best volunteers. Are you available to help package and hand out warm meals to our h...
01/05/2021

@samaritanministrieswsnc

We have the best volunteers. Are you available to help package and hand out warm meals to our hungry neighbors? We would love to have you serve with us! Register online at www.samaritanforsyth.org.
#volunteer

@ashevillestrong•Big announcement! 🚨 Starting January 9, Asheville Strong will host free meal pop-ups every Saturday, 10...
01/05/2021

@ashevillestrong

Big announcement! 🚨 Starting January 9, Asheville Strong will host free meal pop-ups every Saturday, 10:30am-1pm at Asheville Masonic Temple downtown in January and February (and possibly into March as funding and logistics allow). As part of our Feed Our City program, the pop-up events are intended to help out anyone who could use a bit of comfort and a local chef-made meal right now. Maybe that’s you!

Maybe you’re in a tight spot, just got laid off from work, or you are simply burned out and too tired to cook during this pandemic.

We’ve got you covered.

Come to the Feed Our City Meal Pop-Ups on Saturdays, starting January 9th.

The Feed Our City Meal Pop-Up will host one restaurant partner per month, who will cook 300 meals every Saturday for distribution downtown at the parking lot adjoining Asheville Masonic Temple, located at 80 Broadway Street.

January’s pop-up features Gypsy Queen Cuisine! (Who’s excited?! We are! It’s gonna be delish.) Drive through or walk up. Masks required. Please share this post and spread the word! 👉🏼 details and link in bio
#ashevillestrong

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Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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www.coronacommunity.org PLEASE SHARE! Volunteer information is also available at this link.
Indiana and Washington hospitals have requested that community members make masks for health care workers; evidently these are CDC approved for lower risk situations. Is this a need in NC and, if so, where should people mail or drop off the homemade masks? See article here
Our first local Adult CERT Basic Class ACBC001, was held September 13 and 14th. We were pleased to host the "Project MARS," group of AMERICORPS from the Western District of North Carolina. Group director Katie Snow does a fantastic job with this young adult group. The training was underwritten by a grant from the NC Governor's Office on Volunteerism. In all we had 19 students who are from 5 different states who intern at Western NC schools as far away as Ashville. While these students are currently local remember that when they leave they will be taking this valuable training with them for their benefit and the benefit of wherever they call home! A special thank you to the following: Co-Instructor Ann Luken, Murphy Fire Dept Station 11 and officers, Tri-County Community College Henry Angelopoulos, Bryan Gagnon, Kim Fairley, Cherokee County EMS, Forsyth County GA CERT and Fannin County GA CERT! While too many to list individually, we had a good number folks who volunteered to serve as "victims, for the mass casualty exercise and we thank you so much for your time and sacrifice during the extended exercise and heat! We also had a number of medical credential volunteers who served as safety and proctors at each casualty site. We had a good but hectic times as we had to change a lot of the program due to weather as the heat index exceeded 105 degrees both days. SAFETY is paramount in the training and exercise drills! We are looking forward to holding more CERT basic Classes in the future as well as working on expanding our Teen CERT program!
Hey Raleigh! Children's Flight of Hope, a nonprofit that provides air transportation to children in need of specialized medical care, is hosting our annual Hops for Hope event on September 14 at North Hills Midtown Park!! Purchase tickets in advance for $30 or at door for $35. We also need volunteers to help make this event a success! If you are interested, volunteer opportunities can be found at https://activategood.org/nonprofit/186 https://www.trianglehops4hope.org/
Capital Medical Reserve Corps (CMRC) comprises medical and non-medical volunteers who are interested in assisting CapRAC Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition partners during special events, public health emergencies, or disasters that have had a catastrophic impact on a community’s healthcare infrastructure. CMRC volunteers could be deployed to anywhere in the state for up to three days. CMRC volunteers serve in many different ways when deployed during special events, emergencies, or disasters. A few of these role include: - Various medical provider roles - Record keeping/patient intake and discharge - Various logistical and/or planning roles when deployed with the State Medical Assistance Team 800 - Assist in maintaining situation awareness - Assist with access control and site security - Provide customer service and public information at medical tents or in a mobile field hospital Orientation training will be conducted within a three hour time frame and will cover the following topic areas: - What is the CapRAC Healthcare Preparedness Coalition - History of the Medical Reserve Corps - Notification and Activation Procedures - Preparing for Deployment - Personal Preparedness Training will be conducted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm (food provided) located at 900 Management Way, Garner, NC 27529; registration is through TERMS at
Thursday, April 20, marked the one year anniversary of our pet therapy volunteer service at Blue Ridge Health Healthcare on the Mountain in Sylva, NC. Mango the Pomeranian and I are honored to visit here once a month and are so grateful for the wonderful community service hour benefit that allows us to give smiles (and Mango kisses!) once a month. Photo taken and used with permission. #ncweek2help