Autism Society of North Carolina
Improve lives and support families with just a few hours of your time by volunteering with ASNC. Volunteers 16 and older can assist with office tasks or one-time events around North Carolina. Event days require an adult supervisor.
Horses for Hope
Horses for Hope promotes therapeutic healing of mind, body, and soul by using horses as a dynamic, interactive tool for individuals of all ages, regardless of ability, including those who are experiencing physical, mental, or emotional challenges. Horses for Hope could not exist without our volunteers. We
have so many incredible people giving of themselves to help those with special needs. While experience with horses or working with people with special needs is helpful, it is by no means a requirement. All of our volunteers attend an orientation to familiarize themselves with our safety and operational procedures. Anyone 15 years or older that has a passion for kids and horses can sign up to volunteer with our horse camps. Each volunteer needs to register and complete volunteer forms (yearly if you volunteered before).
Special Olympics North Carolina
Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization and help make Special Olympics possible. There is always something to do. At the end of the day, all volunteers have one thing in common, pride in knowing they are making a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes. Teens 14 and over are welcome for many roles. In some cases we do request that volunteers be 16 (assistant coaches) or 18 years of age (such as for the Plane Pull where we will be on the tarmac at RDU airport.) Parental consent is required for roles with certain responsibilities and is obtained digitally through a voluntary screening form. Discover all the opportunities!
The Miracle League of the Triangle
The Miracle League of the Triangle is a nonprofit organization providing individuals with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. Players and their families get to experience America’s favorite pastime in a positive, welcoming environment.
Our volunteer-driven program supports 40 teams playing on two fields, located in Cary and North Raleigh. Anyone who has seen one of our games in action knows that we provide much more than an ordinary baseball game; it’s an experience of joy, made possible by a community of players, parents, and volunteers! Each Miracle League player is called up to bat with a personalized nickname and theme song, and every at-bat earns the team a run on the scoreboard. Volunteer coaches and buddies work one-on-one with the players, emphasizing safety, skills, and fun. The program offers over 4,000 volunteer opportunities between the 8-week seasons held each spring and fall.
Volunteers 12 and up can give individuals with special needs the gift of baseball by volunteering as a Buddy, Umpire, Announcer, DJ and/or work at the Registration Table. Individuals aged 16 and above can serve as coaches.