Special Projects - Service Learning Opportunities

 Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
Meg McGurk - Assistant Director
meg@downtownchapelhill.com
(919)967-9440.
Volunteer Photographers - Volunteers are needed to take pictures in downtown Chapel Hill during summer special events and to help us create a photography database of store fronts and buildings. Volunteers may use their own digital camera or could borrow the agency camera. The work is ongoing throughout the summer, during both daytime and some evenings (depending on the special events). Volunteers may work on an individual basis or with a friend. The photographs will be used on the agency website, in brochures, in media ads and other venues. Clean & Green Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to help beautify downtown Chapel Hill. Duties may include picking up litter, recyclables, cleaning graffiti, trash receptacles, and benches, removing flyers from light posts/bus stops, etc. Volunteers are provided the gloves, bags and trash sticks and assigned a designated area of downtown. Work is done during the weekdays (summer for student volunteers), preferably in the mornings. Volunteers may work on an individual basis or as a group. BOOK DRIVE VOLUNTEER -- Volunteers are needed to coordinate book drives to collect used books for the Downtown Free Libraries. Hold a book drive among friends at school, neighbors, family, etc. and ask them to donate books. Every genre of book is welcome including children's books, textbooks, cookbooks, novels, and more! Volunteers can coordinate the drives as a one time opportunity or over a period of time. After collecting the books, volunteers will organize them, deliver them to the CH Downtown Partnership Office and/or restock the three Downtown Free Libraries. Click to visit: Downtown Free Libraries
 Goodwill Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina
4808 Chin Page Road
Durham, NC 27703
Kathy Roadcup, Volunteer Coordinator
kroadcup@goodwillenc.org
(919)281-9206.
There are a variety of opportunities! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for specific information about projects and workdays. Opportunities include: assembling school kits, assembling flood buckets for victims of hurricanes and other severe weather events and participating in sewing projects. Volunteers may also assist at the GCF Farm Center by helping plant, cultivate and harvest crops, for the benefit of the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina.
 Project Linus Project Linus
Mary Anne Pogue
mapogue@nc.rr.com
(919)650-2837.
Make a quilt, fleece, knitted or crocheted blanket for a seriously ill child or for a child who is suffering because of trauma. Our chapter serves three counties - Orange, Durham, and Chatham. Blankets are provided to a number of organizations including UNC, Duke, and the Ronald McDonald Houses. This is a great independent project or group project with friends. Drop-off sites are Womancraft on E. Main Street in Carrboro, or Thimble Pleasures or Yarns Etc. on S. Elliott Road in Chapel Hill. . Blanket instructions are available from Ms. Pogue and through your Service Learning office.
 Recyclery ReCYCLEry NC
108 North Graham Street
Chapel Hill, NC 2751
bikes@recyclery.org
(919)533-9196.
The ReCYCLEry NC is a non-profit that accepts donated bicycles and teaches bicycle repair and maintenance skills to community members while they earn their own bikes. Part of our mission is educating the community on bicycle commuting and repair. Come down and learn bicycle repair by volunteering. Part of the hours will be spent fixing bicycles for children and other community members. No prior mechanical skill is necessary.