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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.

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.


Volunteers can make a big difference by sharing their time and talents at one of our 20 libraries. Volunteers are essential partners in the Wake County Public Libraries' mission to promote the love of reading and foster the pursuit of knowledge throughout the community.

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:



Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions

The Board of Commissioners relies on volunteers to meet a crucial need for Wake County. Our many volunteers serve as our eyes and ears in the community, and we value the advice they bring back to us through their service on our volunteer boards and commissions. 

Wake County 4-H Youth Development

Volunteers play a vital role in the ongoing growth and development of those in the 4-H Youth Development program. Our volunteers are involved in direct service with youth as they teach, guide and learn with them.

Wake County Soil & Water Conservation District

Volunteers are key to helping the Wake County's Soil and Water Conservation District assist landowners and producers with managing their lands. In-office volunteers help with clerical, technical and educational tasks. Volunteers can also attend board meetings and participate in locally led conservation committees. In the field, volunteers of all ages can sign up to help clean Wake County waterways twice a year during the spring and fall Big Sweep.





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