One day a week, a month or even just one day this year, you can make a difference for our community!
Are you looking to get involved in your community? Do you want to make a difference? Then volunteering sounds like a great fit for you, and we have a number of opportunities available to meet your talents.
Whether you want to get involved in a library, serve on a Wake County board or commission, or just want to help out people in need, find opportunities by topic areas below.
Animal Adoption Center
Volunteers fill a variety of essential roles at the Wake County Animal Center. From dog walkers and cat cuddlers enriching the lives of animals in the shelter, to photographers capturing their personalities for the adoption gallery, our volunteers help thousands of animals each year find loving homes. Our volunteer fosters do everything from opening their hearts and homes to animals, to bottle feeding kittens in the center who are too young to care for themselves. Would you like to help the homeless animals in our community?
Board of Elections
You can do more than vote in Wake County! Help our citizens exercise their right to vote by conducting a voter registration drive or becoming a precinct official.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter?
When most people have an emergency, they think of the fire department. The need to serve and respond at a moment’s notice is the sacrifice that we are asking you to make. As a volunteer firefighter, or emergency worker in support of the local fire department, we are asking you to consider this opportunity to serve. We need people with a strong desire to help others and give back to their communities. The link above provides you a list of local fire departments and their contact information where you may get more information about this important volunteering opportunity.
Human Services/Community Service Volunteer Opportunities
(includes a link to a Volunteer Directory)
Wake County Human Services relies on community volunteers to help fulfill its mission and also to provide great customer service. No matter your interests, we have opportunities for you! Volunteer doctors, dentists, nutritionists and pharmacists work to ensure the well-being of our neighbors. Foster parents nurture and guide children as they wait to find their forever homes. Educators and business experts teach life skills workshops and mentor those seeking to increase their earning potential. Volunteer customer service agents greet customers and provide them with direction and service information.
Wake County Public Libraries is not currently accepting volunteers while it redesigns its volunteer experience. More details will be forthcoming. If you're a teen interested in the Teen Leadership Corps program, please download an application here.
Wake County Parks
Volunteers support Wake County Parks in a variety of ways, from helping with nature programs and assisting with special events, to maintaining and constructing trails and keeping our parks clean. We would be unable to provide the many programs, events and other park services we offer each year without our park volunteers! Volunteer at the parks below: