Health & Human Services - Service Learning Opportunities

  American Red Cross
American Red Cross, Central North Carolina Chapter Serving Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance counties.
Jeffrey Isaacson – Volunteer Lead Specialist
(919)489-6541 ext. 4120.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross specifically provides disaster relief, lifesaving blood services, communication to military personnel and their families, international humanitarian services, and health and safety courses. Various opportunities are available; the highest need is at blood drives. All volunteers must be at least 13 years of age, and 15 years old to assist at a blood drive.
 Click to go to the Arc of Orange County Arc of Orange County
208 N. Columbia Street, Suite #100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Susan Chandler - Director of Volunteer Services
(919)942-5119 ext. 111.
The Arc of Orange works for and with people who have or who are at risk for developmental disabilities to promote full participation in areas of life in our community.A variety of volunteer opportunities are available – watch the Service Learning Date Specific Calendar for… Arc awareness events, Arc involvement in the Carrboro 5K Fleet Feet Run, and Arc participation in the Festival of Trees. Students may also be interested in the Community Connections Partner Program. This program matches up volunteers with an Arc individual and together they form a friendship while enjoying common interests, activities in the community. NEW - Arc needs “Recyclers!” Volunteers are needed to pick up empty glass bottles at the Arc office – 208 North Columbia Street, Chapel Hill NC 27514 – and rinse them out and remove labels. Bottles then need to be returned to the Arc office where we re-purpose them into glass flower vases for our Petals with a Purpose Program.
 Autism Society of North Carolina Logo. Autism Society of North Carolina - Camp Royall
250 Bill Ash Road
Moncure, NC 27559
Lesley Fraser – Assistant Program Director
Camp Royall is the nation's oldest and largest camp program for people on the autism spectrum, from aged 4 years old up to older adults. We look for volunteers year-round for a variety of tasks including: Assistance with running our camp programs – including Summer Camp, Family Fun Days, Mini Camp weekends and our Afterschool Program and Regular maintenance tasks – including outdoor work and indoor filing/organization tasks. No experience with autism required, just a great attitude and enthusiasm! More information, as well as the volunteer application, can be found here:
 North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC)
4705 Nicks Road
Mebane, NC 27302
Volunteering with NCTRC is a highly rewarding experience! Come join us and meet our wonderful riders, therapy horses and ponies and great instructors. We have opportunities for those with and without horse experience. Must be 15 years of age or older. An application is required and can be found on our website. Orientation is also required. Students commit to volunteer once a week (2 hours per week) for a 6 - 16 week period.
 Orange County Disability Awareness Council Orange County Disability Awareness Council
503 West Franklin Street, #113
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Brenda VanHook
(919)245 4337.
The Orange County Disability Awareness Council is looking for dedicated students to help create communication materials. Students will update the organization's website, create and monitor a Facebook page, create a bulletin board outlining the organization's objectives, as well as create other communication materials. This opportunity is an excellent way to learn more about disability sensitivity and government regulations, while honing your writing skills. Also there are various office support tasks, such as research, computer support data entry, workshop set up and media creation. The Council's primary mission is to implement the ADA through education, training, and other initiatives. Opportunities are year round!
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
101 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Cathleen Hall
Cooking meals for families or cleaning (Delivering baked items will not count toward service hours unless the service is completed a the location).​Please email or call for more volunteer information.
SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals
123 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Allison Worthy
The SECU Family House provides a home-away-from-home for families with an adult patient being treated for a critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals or its affiliated clinics. Volunteer opportunities for high school students are limited to providing dinner for guests under the supervision of an adult or occasional special projects. Students must work at the SECU House to receive hours. Please call or email for further information.
 Tobacco. Reality. Unfiltered. Orange County. Tobacco. Reality. Unfiltered. (TRU)
Coby Jansen Austin or
Tobacco. Reality. Unfiltered. (TRU) is a movement for teens and by teens to stay tobacco-free. TRU Teens are peer educators who are empowered to decide what strategies and activities they want to use to take a stand against tobacco use. TRU peer educators are well trained on facts about tobacco, media literacy, advocacy, and merchant education. Since 2003, Orange County TRU Teens have been making a difference in their schools and community by leading many tobacco prevention activities.
 UNC Health Care UNC Health Care
Volunteer Information
High School Volunteers
Jodie Skoff - Student Coordinator
If you desire to make a difference, to touch a life, to learn while helping others, or just to have fun, UNC Health Care's Volunteer Services can find the right place for you. Our many volunteers play an integral role in delivering first-class health care to you, your family, and the entire state of North Carolina. Please visit our website, for more information about volunteer opportunities at UNC Health Care. Volunteers are welcome for our school year and summer programs! Make a difference!