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Kernodle Senior Center
1535 S. Mebane Street
The Kernodle Senior Activities Center offers several volunteer opportunities, such as:
Receptionists: Answer phone, give information, refer calls, help with light paper work.
Assist with Mailings: Assemble mail accordingly, and put on labels.
SHIIP Volunteers: Assist people with Medicare plan supplements and other insurance needs. Will be trained by the NC Department of Insurance.
Senior Center Representative: Attends fairs to promote the senior center and give out information.
Volunteer Instructors: Able to instruct specific subject or activity.
Opportunities to Volunteer with Local Non-Profit Organization
Alamance County Meals on Wheels
411 West 5th Street, Suite A, Burlington, NC 27215
“Each day, between 17 and 36 volunteers deliver approximately 250 meals to homebound senior citizens of Alamance County and surrounding areas… You can make many seniors happy in just 60 minutes with just a little gas and a warm heart," (
Alamance County Community YMCA
1346 South Main Street, Burlington, NC 27215
In terms of volunteer opportunities, we have year round opportunities in customer service (greeting members, folding towels, giving tours, etc.) and facilities maintenance (cleaning machines, etc.). We also have Special Events that occur throughout the year that we use volunteers to help with. These include Healthy Kids Day on April 28th, Halloween Festival on October 12th and Member Appreciation on November 17th.
Allied Churches of Alamance County
206 North Fisher Street, Burlington, NC 27216
Allied Churches depends on the generous service of approximately twenty volunteer each day.There are volunteer opportunities for individuals, school groups, churches, clubs and civic organizations. During the week, Allied Churches needs volunteers to help prepare and serve lunch and dinner; assist the homeless in finding jobs and benefits; or perform light office work in our administrative officers. On the weekend, the organizations could use help managing the emergency shelter. For those who like to work outside, Allied Churches always welcomes volunteers to spruce up the buildings and grounds. Additionally, Allied Churches is more than happy to provide guidance for groups thinking about conducting volunteers food drives or collecting items for homeless. For more information, please visit call the organization or visit their website.
American Red Cross
522 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27216
“Volunteers can get involved with the American Red Cross in multiple ways. The chapter has opportunities available in Emergency Services, Blood Services, Health & Safety Services, and Fundraising. We also have administrative opportunities available for volunteers in the chapter house," (
Burlington Housing Authority
133 North Ireland Street, Burlington, NC 27216
You will have the opportunity to volunteer with several after-school enrichment programs such as Dream Girls, Training for Manhood, Whiz Kids, or the Gold program. BHA also has an adult leadership training program, an entrepreneurship training program, and a family sufficiency program For more information, please call or visit their website.
CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center
1206 Vaughn Road, Burlington, NC 27216
CrossRoads has been helping sexual assault victims in Alamance and the surrounding counties for over 30 years, providing prevention and community education, inter-agency coordination, and services to persons concerned with or experiencing sexual assault. There are several different ways you can help CrossRoads. Volunteer with the crisis intervention program, and you'll help provide the center with 24 hour crisis line coverage, or even accompany individuals to emergency medical exams. Spent time with their community education program, and help promote awareness and prevention education in Alamance County. Both of the aforementioned programs require completion of CrossRoads 20 hour training and a year-long commitment. Other opportunities include assisting in our office, helping with fundraisers by becoming an ad hoc committee member, becoming a board member, or helping with special projects. If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact the center by phone or email.
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