Looking for community service opportunities? You’ve come to the right place! The following is a sample of opportunities we have available for our members. For more opportunities, become a member and gain access to our Sakai site, which has many resources for community service opportunities, personal statements samples, graduate school information, and more!

UPCOMING NSSLHA GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

September 13: Pediatric Playroom 6-7 pm

October 14: Triangle Aphasia Project Strides for Speech 5k

October 15: Walk4Hearing

INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITIES

North Carolina Autism Society: looking for longer-term volunteers to assist in the following areas:

-Structure creation (related to skill building, communication of needs and wants, tasks)
-Communication systems creation and updates (iPad Apps, PECs, sign language information)
-Sensory task creation

Volunteers helping with these tasks would be developing more effective methods of education for autistic students. The NC Autism’s Society is in Cary, but we may be able to work out some means of working remotely. The NC Autism Society will also most likely need assistance with clerical tasks.

Triangle Aphasia Project: always looking for volunteers!
http://www.aphasiaproject.org/

Enrich: Offers free English language tutoring to local non-native speakers at Carrboro Elementary on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Members are paired with one non-native English speaker and meet once or twice a week for an hour at the school just to chat.

http://enrich.web.unc.edu/get-involved/

Emerge Volunteer Needs as of August 28, 2017: 

http://www.emergeachildsplace.com

  • Food Scientists Group- Tuesdays 3:30-4:00
  • Adventure Squad Group- Tuesdays 4:00-5:00
  • Mindfulness/Self Regulation Group- Thursdays 4:00-5:00
  • Individual sessions: Mondays 3:00-3:30 (child using PECS-Picture Exchange Communication System), Mondays from 2:00-2:30 and Thursdays from 1:30-2:00 (a child on the autism spectrum working on developing more function speech)
  • Office Maintenance

There is an interview process but please email Anna Housman (anna@emerge-ch.com) for more information and volunteering needs!

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC:
Contact Velma Grose at vgrose@unch.unc.edu if interested in volunteering at the Center.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: Always looking for volunteers for a variety of classroom settings, tutoring, and afterschool programs

http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/parents/get-involved/volunteers-partners

Town of Chapel HillVolunteers are needed to help youth with developmental disabilities learn to swim. You’ll help kids practice what the instructor teaches. You don’t have to swim well or have experience teaching swimming-Aquatics Instructor will guide you.

Volunteers are needed to help with coaching and one day activities, fundraising or administrative tasks for Special Olympics.

http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/parks-recreation/volunteers-employment/volunteers

Ronald McDonald House (House Volunteer):  The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is always looking for House Volunteers who want to help others. The tasks you do at work or around your house are the same tasks that regularly need to be done here. House Volunteers often work in ways that immediately help the families. Volunteers do things such as answer phones, give tours to visitors, prepare bedrooms, help families get settled, provide directions to hospitals and doctors’ offices, bake, clean, maintain the house gardens, organize the linen room, run errands, and help decorate for special events.

  • The House Volunteer program begins with a minimum six-month commitment. House Volunteers give three hours of time weekly during a regular shift. If you are 18 years of age or older, have time to spare and are willing and able to perform tasks that will help us to accomplish our goal of making our families’ stays as pleasant as possible, please contact us.
  • Requirements
    • Background Check
    • Must be at least 18
    • Orientation or Training
    • 3 hours a week for 1 year

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp253505.jsp

Ronald McDonald House (NC Children’s Hospital Volunteer):  The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located in the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed to help provide a warm, friendly, and supportive atmosphere for families of hospitalized children. The room provides a “home away from home” inside the hospital walls where family members of seriously ill inpatient children can take a respite from patient care, while remaining only steps away from their child’s bedside.  Our greatest current need is for weekend volunteers.

Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must complete the UNC Hospital Volunteer Process

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp784558.jsp

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America:  We are always looking for volunteers to help us spread awareness about multiple sclerosis, MSAA, and how to help the MS community. To learn more about MSAA and how we are Improving Lives Today, visit www.MyMSAA.org.  Be a Street Squad Member on Social Media

  • Help us spread the word about MS and MSAA by sharing information from our Facebook page or re-tweet our posts on Twitter. To receive community service, you must register online and follow all guidelines which will be provided to you within 5 business of your registration. Sign up today at Support.mymsaa.org/StreetSquad!

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp664157.jsp

Helping Hand (Pre-Health Internship Opportunities)Need some direct care experience to put on your resume? Grad school application? Nursing or med school application? Provide in-home companionship, transportation, and assistance with household chores and light housekeeping for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Hours are flexible.

Requirements

  • Driver’s License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp241988.jsp

Arc of the Triangle (Community Connections Program)If you have 4 hours a month, you can make a difference! The Arc of the Triangle works with and for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities. The Community Connections program matches a volunteer with an adult member of The Arc. Together, they form a community partnership and commit to spend 4 hours each month exploring activities they both enjoy, such as eating out, going to the movies, and playing sports. Currently, we have individuals who wish to be matched with community partners. Consider how a small amount of time each month can make a huge difference!

Requirements

  • Driver’s License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 4 hours a month

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp469258.jsp

Special Olympics Orange CountyAthletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and skill abilities, from 4 – 80 , novice through advanced. 

Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Practices are for 10 weeks, 1 to 1.5 hours weekly

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp276721.jsp

AHB Psychological Services (Clubhouse Volunteer)A local mental health agency is looking for student volunteers who are willing to provide afternoon support.  This is an excellent opportunity for a variety of majors or those interested in applying for graduate school.  

  • Responsibilities: coordinating and providing afternoon assistance and activities for children, most of whom are diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and/or behavioral challenges.
  • Time Commitment: Volunteers can choose up to 3 days per week, from 3:00-5:30pm.

Undergraduate Research: Check out some research opportunities for undergraduates here!

http://our.unc.edu